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World Rugby Sevens Series Returns to Hong Kong

March 28, 2019

HONG KONG & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 28, 2019--The World Rugby Sevens Series returns to Hong Kong Stadium, April 5 - 7, for its 44 th year of competition, featuring the world’s largest meeting of rugby teams with 40 teams from 34 countries. The U.S.A. Sevens squad will participate in this year’s series, taking on Spain Sevens in the first match on April 5. More than 120,000 fans will gather to witness one of the most popular annual sporting events in Asia, sponsored by Cathay Pacific Airways and HSBC, with the series’ top four qualifying teams earning a spot in the 2020 Summer Olympics.

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The international event draws sports and entertainment fans alike, with city-wide festivities including art installations, festivals, after-parties and music performances. This year’s headlining act features an exclusive Harbourfront performance by GRAMMY® Award-winning Gwen Stefani, who will perform in Hong Kong for the first time in a decade.

“We are delighted to welcome rugby fans from around the world to experience the excitement and competitive spirit of this year’s World Rugby Sevens Series in Hong Kong,” said HKTB U.S. Director Bill Flora. “While cheering teams on to victory, visitors also will be treated to world-class entertainment, award-winning cuisine and cultural experiences that make Hong Kong the events capital of Asia.”

More information on the Rugby Sevens events and entertainment can be found here.

About Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s storied history, award-winning food and libations, vibrant arts and culture scene, and stunning great outdoors has made it widely-known as one of the most exhilarating destinations in the world. Its mesmerizing contrasts of east and west, modern and ancient, and urban and natural leaves its visitors with endless choices when planning a trip to Asia’s World City. Visit www.discoverhongkong.com for more information; follow Hong Kong Tourism Board on Twitter at @HongKongTourism for the latest Hong Kong news.

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CONTACT: For media enquiries, please contact:

Paul M. Garcia/Brea Burkholz

Hong Kong Tourism Board

(323) 938-7265 / (323) 938-7274

Paul.Garcia@HKTB.com/Brea.Burkholz@hktb.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES ASIA PACIFIC NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA HONG KONG

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT OTHER SPORTS TRAVEL DESTINATIONS VACATION GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT GENERAL SPORTS SPORTS

SOURCE: Hong Kong Tourism Board

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