Olympics: Brazilian Rugby Eyes Olympic Springboard


Olympics: Brazilian rugby eyes Olympic springboard

RIO DE JANEIRO, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th August, 2016) - In a country more used to celebrating the footballing feats of Pele, Zico, Ronaldo and Neymar, there are hopes that rugby sevens' Olympic exposure will attract thousands more Brazilians to the oval ball game.

Rugby sevens makes its debut at the Olympics on Saturday when the women's competition kicks off, 92 years after the United States won 15-a-side gold at the 1924 Paris Games.

For international governing body World Rugby and Brazilian rugby administrators, it is a massive opportunity to grow the game in the football-obsessed South American country.