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Rugby Sevenís

Rugby sevens is a variant of rugby union in which teams are made up of seven players, instead of the usual 15, with shorter matches. The game originated in Melrose, Scotland, and the Melrose Sevens is still played annually. The game is popular at all levels, with amateur and club tournaments generally held in the summer months. Notable international competitions include the IRB Sevens World Series and the Rugby World Cup Sevens. Rugby sevens is also played at some multi-sport events such as the Commonwealth Games. Although it was conceived as an event for rugby union, rugby league has also adopted the sevens format.

Rugby sevens is set to make its first appearance in the Summer Olympics in the 2016 games, following a vote by the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to include the sport. A final decision will be made at the 121st International Olympic Committee Session in Copenhagen on October 9 2009.