IRB Olympic Update

IRB Olympic Update

The International Rugby Board (IRB) has submitted its response to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) 2016 Program Review Questionnaire outlining the organisation’s vision and proposal for rugby’s re-inclusion to the Olympic Games. Divided into nine chapters, the IRB’s submission to the questionnaire provides answers to 80 questions relating to rugby’s proposal to the IOC.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) has submitted its response to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) 2016 Program Review Questionnaire outlining the organisation’s vision and proposal for rugby’s re-inclusion to the Olympic Games.

Divided into nine chapters, the IRB’s submission to the questionnaire provides answers to 80 questions relating to rugby’s proposal to the IOC.

The chapters include the history and tradition of rugby, universality and popularity of the sport, fair play and refereeing, athlete welfare, global development of the game, governance and finance.

The IRB feel that the answers they have provided illustrate the game’s growth as well as its natural synergies with the Olympic movement.

“Our submission to the questionnaire comes with the full support of the rugby family, many of whom have been involved in providing these answers,” said IRB President Bernard Lapasset.

“The commitment for rugby’s re-inclusion in the Games can be felt from the world’s top men’s and women’s players and the International Rugby Players’ Association all the way through to its young passionate traveling support base and global broadcasters and sponsors.

“We are all very excited and are united in our campaign to secure Rugby Sevens’ inclusion in the Olympic Games starting in 2016.”

Watch this UR7s space for our own unique Olympic campaign in the build up to October's decision.

In the meantime support Rugby Seven’s attempt drive for re-inclusion in the Olympic Games by participating in the IOC’s Virtual Olympic Congress before February 28.

The forum provides an opportunity for the general public around the world to provide feedback and be accessed through the link below.

http://www.irb.com/rugbyandtheolympics/support.html