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2024 Olympics - Rugby Sevens: Format, dates and odds

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Featuring a host of big names from the World Rugby Sevens Series, all eyes will be on Paris for the sevens competition at the 2024 Olympics.

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World-class France scrumhalf Antoine Dupont has even taken a break from the 15-man form of the game to take part in this event in Paris, such is the lure of this competition.

Here's everything you need to know about the men's and women's tournaments at the 2024 Olympics.

2024 Olympics - Rugby Sevens format

There will be 12 teams competing for the gold medal in the men's and women's rugby sevens competitions respectively at the Olympics in Paris.

11 teams have already been confirmed in the two respective men's and women's competitions, while the remaining places will be offered to the winner of the 2024 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament.

This competition will be held a month before the Games commence in Paris.

The pools will be decided once the lineups have been completed for the major tournament, with quarterfinal, semifinal and final stages to follow.

2024 Olympics - Rugby Sevens dates

The men's rugby sevens competition in Paris will take place from 24th July to the 30th July, with all games taking place at the Stade de France.

This year will be the first time the rugby sevens matches will commence two days before the opening ceremony of the Olympics, with the men's preliminary and quarterfinal stages.

The women's competition will be held between 28th July and 30th July.

The current home of the French national 15s side, the Stade de France has a capacity of 81,338 and was opened back in January 1998.

2024 Olympics - Rugby Sevens odds

In the men's competition hosts France, with Dupont expected to be one of the stars to look out for, are the favourites to claim the gold medal at 3.25, with Argentina the second favourites at 4.00.

New Zealand will always be there or thereabouts when it comes to sevens contests, and the Kiwis are 4.50 to be crowned champions.

Likewise, Fiji are also expected to be in the mix and are 6.00 to claim gold.

Australia are available at 13.00 to win the competition on French soil, while a combined Great Britain team are outsiders at 41.00 to claim the title.

As for the women's tournament, New Zealand are the 2.05 favourites to claim the gold medal, with Australia's women at 2.62 to win the final.

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