Rugby’s Return

Rugby Sevens might be only seven years off when it comes to the Olympics, thanks to an effort to reinstate the sport spearheaded by the Oceania National Olympic Committee. During a recent committee meeting in Queenstown, Ex-Fiji Captain Waisale Serevie told members at the ONOC general assembly that the inclusion of Rugby Sevens in the 2016 Olympics would increase the chances for small countries to win medals. “Small nations such as Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Kenya, Argentina and New Zealand would be in with a chance,” he said, earning nods and smiles of approval from the members of the Pacific island nations. Rugby was last played in the Olympics in 1924 in Paris, and is one of seven sports looking to join the program in 2016.


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Self-Transcendence Fuels Susan Marshall on Long Run

Self-Transcendence Fuels Susan Marshall on Long Run

Aucklander Susan Marshall, 38, has been in New York City, competing in the world’s longest certified footrace, the Sri Chinmoy Self Transcendence 3100-Mile Race Jonathon Gul, ABC News reports. Marshall’s days began…