Olympics 2016 Sevens: 5 Things Rio Can Learn from Commonwealth Games

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Olympics 2016 Sevens: 5 Things Rio Can Learn from Commonwealth Games
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Since its introduction to the Commonwealth Games in 1998, Sevens has played a key role in each of the Games it has featured in. Crowds have packed the stadium and the action has been fast and furious, bringing a new dimension to the list of established events.

The success of Sevens as a Commonwealth Games sport has helped it gain Olympic status for 2016 when it will make its debut in Rio.

It sets the sport a challenge to enrapture and entertain a host nation not familiar with the oval-ball game, to convince the International Olympic Committee that it should be retained for future Games.

Here are the lessons Rio can take from the Glasgow tournament to make Sevens a success.

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