The Olympic Sevens will not be played this year as the International Olympics Association announced the postponement of Tokyo Olympics following the outbreak of the coronavirus.
The games were originally scheduled to be played between 24th June and 9th August but now has been postponed to next year after discussions between IOC president Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
“After his telephone talks with IOC president Thomas Bach, PM Abe spoke to the press and explained that the two have agreed that the Tokyo Olympic Games would not be cancelled and the games will be held by the summer of 2021," read a Twitter Statement from the Japanese PM.
The number of positive cases of the spread of COVID-19 has crossed the 400,000 mark with the death toll nearing 19,000 globally.
Fiji were the winners of Rugby Sevens when the game was played in the Olympics previously in Brazil in 2016 as they defeated Great Britain 43-7 in the final while Australia went on to win the women's competition as they defeated Black Ferns 24-17.