27 July 2021
From The Vaults
Showing Olympics articles
27 February 2017
Rugby’s Greatest Upsets Part 3 – Paris Olympics, 1924
15 fifteen-a-side rugby had been included as an event at the Olympics since 1900. The founder of the Olympic movement, Pierre de Coubertin, had visited Rugby School in 1883.
15 August 2016
Rugby returns to the Olympics
In 1892, Baron Pierre de Coubertin made his first speech at the Sorbonne University of Paris, calling for the revival of the International Olympic Games. Such sports exchanges, he said, would be the "new free trade" of Europe.
03 August 2016
Rugby at the 1924 Olympic Games – a false dawn
When the French and United States of America rugby teams walked out onto the pitch at Stade Olympique de Colombes in Paris on Sunday 18 May 1924 for the final of the rugby tournament, few could have anticipated either the extraordinary result of the match or that it would be the last time that rugby would feature in the Olympic Games until 2016, ninety two years later.