Rugby Events Showcase Tokyo 2020's Bid

Tokyo’s bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games will be highlighted when the city welcomes world-class rugby players for the HSBC Seven World Series, a top-tier Rugby Sevens event being held March 30-31. The tournament, which will take place at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Stadium for the second consecutive year, is bringing together teams representing 16 countries on five continents.

Spectators in 155 countries will have the opportunity to view games played before capacity crowds of Japanese fans .

Tokyo is also hosting the IRB Rugby World Cup for the first time in 2019. Tokyo 2020 says Global TV viewers will observe Tokyo’s “renowned” skill in putting together highly organized and smoothly managed international events, and that these same invaluable assets form a key pillar of the Tokyo 2020 bid plan.

Tsunekazu Takeda, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and President of the Japanese Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 said, “Tokyo, a frequent host of major international competitions, knows how to support athletes, sport enthusiasts and officials with the highest standards of organization. Our dynamic city also offers top-class facilities to stage the greatest sporting events in the world, including the HSBC Seven Series. We are particularly thrilled that Tokyo will host the IRB Rugby World Cup 2019, which would be a terrific run-up to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”