Japan's Mifuyu Koide runs at the Kazakhstan defense during the second leg of the Asian qualifiers for the Rio Olympics rugby sevens competition in Tokyo on Sunday.

Japan women's rugby sevens team books spot at Rio Olympics

Japan's Mifuyu Koide runs at the Kazakhstan defense during the second leg of the Asian qualifiers for the Rio Olympics rugby sevens competition in Tokyo on Sunday.

Rio 2016: Australia sees Olympic rugby seven's gold medal as a victory for women's sport - Rio Olympics 2016 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Rio 2016: Australia sees Olympic rugby seven's gold medal as a victory for women's sport - Rio Olympics 2016 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Since Fiji's historic Olympic rugby sevens gold, everyone wants to know Ben Ryan's coaching secrets. How did he take a tiny island nation to such a pinnacle?

Since Fiji's historic Olympic rugby sevens gold, everyone wants to know Ben Ryan's coaching secrets. How did he take a tiny island nation to such a pinnacle?

People, Third Prize, Stories—<i>Olympians</i>: Folau Niua, Danny Berret, Martin Iosefo, and Garrett Bender will be part of the men's sevens US rugby team at the 2016 Rio Olympics and are photographed at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. A series of portraits of Olympic athletes from California headed to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The USA took more than 550 athletes to compete in 20 sports of the Summer Games.

Winners of the 2017 World Press Photo Contest

People, Third Prize, Stories—<i>Olympians</i>: Folau Niua, Danny Berret, Martin Iosefo, and Garrett Bender will be part of the men's sevens US rugby team at the 2016 Rio Olympics and are photographed at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. A series of portraits of Olympic athletes from California headed to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The USA took more than 550 athletes to compete in 20 sports of the Summer Games.

Team GB's Rio Olympics rugby sevens picking the brains of Warren Gatland plus Stuart Pearce and Denise Lewis

Team Gb Olympic rugby squad getting advice from other sports before Rio

Team GB's Rio Olympics rugby sevens picking the brains of Warren Gatland plus Stuart Pearce and Denise Lewis

Canadian Olympic bronze medallist for rugby sevens Megan Lukan, back, poses for a selfie with fans as she is welcomed at the Toronto Pearson Airport in Toronto, on Aug. 23.

Canadian Olympic bronze medallist for rugby sevens Megan Lukan, back, poses for a selfie with fans as she is welcomed at the Toronto Pearson Airport in Toronto, on Aug. 23.

Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain through to rugby sevens semi-finals - BBC Sport

Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain through to rugby sevens semi-finals

Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain through to rugby sevens semi-finals - BBC Sport

The government of Fiji is issued $7 banknotes to commemorate their first ever Olympic medal when the men’s Rugby Sevens team claimed gold in Brazil. The gold medal win was one of the highlights of the Rio Olympic Games, as Fiji became the first men’s side to win gold as the sport returned to the Olympic programme. The $7 banknotes, which are legal tender and are the only known $7 notes in circulation in the world. Two million of the $7 notes were released by Fijian Government, along with one…

The government of Fiji is issued $7 banknotes to commemorate their first ever Olympic medal when the men’s Rugby Sevens team claimed gold in Brazil. The gold medal win was one of the highlights of the Rio Olympic Games, as Fiji became the first men’s side to win gold as the sport returned to the Olympic programme. The $7 banknotes, which are legal tender and are the only known $7 notes in circulation in the world. Two million of the $7 notes were released by Fijian Government, along with one…

The U.S. Women's Rugby Sevens Team would debut in the Rio Olympics. What makes them different from the other contenders for the Olympic gold? http://espn.go.com/espnw/culture/feature/article/16983967/the-usa-rugby-sevens-squad-drawing-99ers-inspiration-ahead-rio

The USA rugby sevens squad is drawing on the '99ers for inspiration ahead of Rio

The U.S. Women's Rugby Sevens Team would debut in the Rio Olympics. What makes them different from the other contenders for the Olympic gold? http://espn.go.com/espnw/culture/feature/article/16983967/the-usa-rugby-sevens-squad-drawing-99ers-inspiration-ahead-rio

Great Britain beat Kenya 31-7 in their first Olympic men's rugby sevens match

Rio Olympics 2016: GB men beat Kenya and New Zealand's conquerors Japan

Great Britain beat Kenya 31-7 in their first Olympic men's rugby sevens match

Brazilian women's rugby player Isadora Cerullo melted hearts when she accepted a marriage proposal from her girlfriend at the medals ceremony for the first Olympic rugby sevens competition. Television cameras and photographers captured the moment that Marjorie Enya, a manager at the Deodoro stadium in Rio where the competition was played, took the microphone to pop the question to her girlfriend of two years on the pitch.

Brazilian women's rugby player Isadora Cerullo melted hearts when she accepted a marriage proposal from her girlfriend at the medals ceremony for the first Olympic rugby sevens competition. Television cameras and photographers captured the moment that Marjorie Enya, a manager at the Deodoro stadium in Rio where the competition was played, took the microphone to pop the question to her girlfriend of two years on the pitch.

Team GB Women's and Men's Rugby teams are ready for Rio!

British rugby sevens squads unveiled for Rio 2016

Charlotte Caslick puts up her hand as target of Kiwi coach's sledge at Rio Olympics rugby sevens

Charlotte Caslick puts up her hand as target of Kiwi coach's sledge at Rio Olympics rugby sevens

Knee injury ends Henry Speight's Olympic rugby sevens hopes

Knee injury ends Henry Speight's Olympic rugby sevens hopes

Henry Speight is out of contention for the Rio Olympics after suffering a serious knee injury in a rugby sevens practice match

New England Patriots, Nate Ebner, heads to the Rio Olympics where he will compete in rugby.

Memory of father drives Patriots' Nate Ebner on Olympic rugby quest

New England Patriots, Nate Ebner, heads to the Rio Olympics where he will compete in rugby.

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