The US won the gold medal in rugby in the 1924 Olympic Games held in Paris, France. Rugby was then taken out of the games and after 92 years, the game in its sevens form is coming back in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A lot has changed in the meantime.
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Video and audio taken from YouTube (all found footage, none of it is original). Editing done with Final Cut Pro.