1. 55222

      Cyprus

      Andreas ZACHARIA | Cyprus | LARNACA

      My team: Cyprus National Team
      The Olympics are about Heart and Passion...is there a sport that better fits these two words? I don't think so!
    2. 54351

      Cyprus

      gregoire pilorge | Cyprus | Limassol

      My team: Limassol crusiders
    3. 54330

      Cyprus

      lynn pitt | Cyprus | paphos

      My team: paphos tigers
    4. 45879

      Cyprus

      david carruthers | Cyprus | paphos

      My team: paphos tigers
      it just should be!!!!
    5. 44371

      Cyprus

      Jim Murphy | Cyprus | Paphos

      My team: Paphos Tigers
      I believe that Rugby should be an Olympic Sport as it has more followers than some of the minor sports already included and it is very exciting to watch
    6. 44249

      Cyprus

      Patrick John Thornton | Cyprus | Paphos

      My team: Paphos Tigers
      If someone can tell me why it shouldn't be. Its teh most popular and fast growing sport in the world - and theres still a deep passion within the game look at the Dubai Sevens, Hong Kong etc
    7. 43461

      Cyprus

      Daniel Schuster | Cyprus | Nicosia

      My team: Nicosia Harlequins
      Getting rugby into the Olympics means more attention, more supporters and thus, new young players for the game!
    8. 43216

      Cyprus

      Ronald James | Cyprus | Paphos

      My team: Paphos Tigers RFC
      Because it caters for all body types and has a great social and ethical ethos.
    9. 43118

      Cyprus

      Lyndsey Rowe | Cyprus | Limassol

      My team: Ospreys
      Good to promote rugby
    10. 42608

      Cyprus

      Richard Morgan | Cyprus | Paphos Cyprus

      My team: Paphos Tigers
    11. 42528

      Cyprus

      Tony Kyprianou | Cyprus | Limassol

      My team: Limassol Crusaders
      Because its an exciting, physical sport played by highly trained athletes. Isn't that the essence of The Olympics?
    12. 42446

      Cyprus

      ron rose | Cyprus | paphos

      My team: papos tigers
      rugby is played by more than a hundred countries and should be in the olympics
    13. 41999

      Cyprus

      alan jordens | Cyprus | polis

      My team: paphos tigers
      for all the smaller rugby nations benefit
    14. 41998

      Cyprus

      Nasos Mak | Cyprus

    15. 41909

      Cyprus

      Richard Nebel | Cyprus | Paphos

      My team: Paphos Tigers
      To foster the spread of a truly competative ball game that is highly visual & exciting to compete & watch. It is a growing world wide sport.
    16. 41878

      Cyprus

      Alison Robinson | Cyprus | Limassol

      My team: Crusaders
      Recognition for this fabulous sport
    17. 41778

      Cyprus

      pete bird | Cyprus | paphos

      My team: BATH
      BECAUSE IT'S CRAP WITHOUT IT
    18. 41745

      Cyprus

      brian steenkiste | Cyprus | paphos

      My team: paphos tigers rfc
    19. 41684

      Cyprus

      daniel bignell | Cyprus | paphos

      My team: paphos tigers
      best sport in the world
    20. 41674

      Cyprus

      Andy Spring | Cyprus | Limassol

      My team: Limassol Crusaders RFC & Cyprus
      Rugby is more global than anyone thinks - especially 7's. It is a fabulous form of the game and is brilliant for development of the game. 7's rugby at the Olympics would only serve to make the game more popular, and would add an extra spectacle to the Olympic Games
    21. 41672

      Cyprus

      Robin Jackson | Cyprus | Paphos

      My team: Paphos Tigers
      Because Rugby is a a very popular world-wide team sport in line with the traditions of the Olympics
    22. 41657

      Cyprus

      Sarah Sullivan | Cyprus | Limassol

      My team: Springboks
      There should be no question - Rugby for Olympics!!
    23. 41638

      Cyprus

      Bert Hakker | Cyprus | Paphos

      My team: paphos Tigers
      Its a world sport!!
    24. 41604

      Cyprus

      keith elliott | Cyprus

    25. 40110

      Cyprus

      Mark Nowell | Cyprus | Limassol

      My team: Harlequins & England
      It one of the best sports promoting team spirit
    26. 38642

      Cyprus

      katie roberts | Cyprus

    27. 38532

      Cyprus

      Maliq Holden | Cyprus | paphos

      My team: cyprus
      it is game that can be played by people any shape or size
    28. 26744

      Cyprus

      george catrakilis | Cyprus | Johannesburg

      My team: Racing Metro
    29. 23302

      Cyprus

      Dimos Aristidou | Cyprus | paphos

      My team: paphos tigers
    30. 21948

      Cyprus

      Nick Gray | Cyprus | London

      My team: Cyprus Rugby Federation and Old Paulines
      Because rugby promotes honourable behaviour and conduct.
    31. 21453

      Cyprus

      Chris Christodoulou | Cyprus | Paphos

      My team: Mouflons
    32. 21217

      Cyprus

      alexiathemis themistocleous | Cyprus

      My team: Cyprus
      Soccer is in the Olympics why can't soccer? All athletes from any kind of sport should have the opportunity to participate in the olympics ...
    33. 21128

      Cyprus

      fidias panayiotou | Cyprus | pafos

      My team: pafos tigers
      beacause its a great sport...and better than all the other ones that are in there noe
    34. 20705

      Cyprus

      Tony Crassas | Cyprus | Paphos

      My team: Springboks
      greatest team sport around. fantastic spectator sport. no spectator violence. extremely entertaing. great spormanship.
    35. 19647

      Cyprus

      Antonis Zachariades | Cyprus

    36. 17885

      Cyprus

      kyle oshea | Cyprus | Nicosia

      My team: Lenister
      Because it is a great sport
    37. 14785

      Cyprus

      Michael Owen | Cyprus

    38. 14336

      Cyprus

      Lyn Davies | Cyprus | Paphos

      My team: Paphos Tigers
      Because it is an a fanastic game to watch and each year has more and more followers
    39. 13568

      Cyprus

      PILORGE Gregoire | Cyprus | Limassol, Cyprus

      My team: Crusiders
      Because it could be a good opportunity to see "values of the life" at olympics
    40. 12622

      Cyprus

      Daniel Fryett | Cyprus

    41. 11328

      Cyprus

      peter morrish | Cyprus | Ppahos

      My team: Paphos Tigers RFC
      More to the point is why should it not be? There is no justification whatsoever for rugby not to be included as an olympic sport. If it was an olympic sport, smaller nations with teams, like Cyprus, would receive state funding to promote the game whereas, at present, state funding is nil because it is not a recognised olympic sport. How on earth can we hope to promote this magnificent game with no government support?
    42. 11088

      Cyprus

      Ozan Gulle | Cyprus

    43. 11058

      Cyprus

      Gina Murphy | Cyprus | Paphos

      My team: Paphos Tigers
      To raise awareness of Rugby Sevens
    44. 11050

      Cyprus

      Jim Murphy | Cyprus | Paphos

      My team: Paphos Tigers
      I believe Rugby to be the poor relation to football and being an Olympic sport should raise awareness among the general pulic
    45. 10433

      Cyprus

      brian pitt | Cyprus | paphos

      My team: paphos tigers
      exiting team game that is a crwd pleaser that can onl;y be good for all senior teams
    46. 9519

      Cyprus

      Graham Boyle | Cyprus | Paphos

      My team: Paphos Tigers
      The game is fast exciting and the people who play are true athletes, this is physical sport with a lot of skill requiered.
    47. 8618

      Cyprus

      Costas Christodoulou | Cyprus | Limassol

      My team: Limassol Crusaders
    48. 8407

      Cyprus

      Mark Nowell | Cyprus | Limassol

      My team: Limassol Crusaiders & Harlequins
      It is a sport promoting the true values of competition & teamwork and will grealty enhance the team aspect of the Olympics.
    49. 8334

      Cyprus

      Rogan Watts | Cyprus | Limassol

      My team: Limassol Crusaders
      Its for men with odd shaped balls and what true legends are made of..
    50. 8098

      Cyprus

      eric boothroyd | Cyprus | paphos

      My team: paphos tigers r.f.c.
      it is amazing that we should even be having to petition to gain this goal..rugby is what true sport is all about..
    51. 7586

      Cyprus

      dinu floredan | Cyprus | pafos

      My team: tigers pafos
    52. 7475

      Cyprus

      Phil Lodwick | Cyprus | Paphos

      My team: Cardiff Blues
      Rugby is a great game. It makes boys into men, it bulds character and it forges great friendships. It's truely an Olympic Sport.
    53. 7343

      Cyprus

      christo Andrea | Cyprus | Nicosia

      My team: Nicosia Harlequins Rugby Club
      Rugby is a great team sport and has many spectators.
    54. 7283

      Cyprus

      Anthony Brearton | Cyprus | Nikoklia. Paphos

      My team: Paphos Tigers
      It should be included because unlike soccer, it is an entertaining test of skill and teamwork that can be enjoyed by all the Family.
    55. 6754

      Cyprus

      Aris Constantinou | Cyprus | Limassol

      My team: Limassol Crusaders
    56. 6457

      Cyprus

      Kostas Christou | Cyprus

    57. 6313

      Cyprus

      Marko Mladenovic | Cyprus | Limassol

      My team: Limassol Crusaders.
      The best sport under the sun. period.
    58. 6198

      Cyprus

      Robin Howlett | Cyprus | Limassol

      My team: Limassol Crusaders

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