Olympics Sevens: Golden Dreams Realized

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Gold medallists Fiji celebrate during the mens rugby sevens medal ceremony during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro onAugust 11, 2016. / AFP / John MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

The world watched today as Rugby Sevens players dreams were finally realized. In amazing scenes, two national sides competed for one of the most elusive prizes in sport. A team gold medal at the Olympic Games. After a superb tournament, Fiji emerged as men’s champions as their players’ golden dreams realized on the world stage.

This was not an overnight accomplishment either. Many see Fiji and Sevens as symbiotic of that nations rugby attitude. ‘Throw the ball around and have a laugh’. So many will have admired their natural abilities with a ball, often in disbelief as they offload the ball to create a wonderful try. During the Olympic final played today, it seemed like the players in white embraced their ‘natural instincts’ as they bedazzled their opposition to win 43-7.

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