The organizing committee of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro has confirmed that rugby will be included in the comemorative coins. The coin will be a replica of the Brazilian Um Real (One Brazilian Real) and have the figure of two rugby players - one running with a rugby ball in his hand and the second attempting to tackle him.
In total there are going to be thirty-six different coins with other sports having a coin made on their behalf. Also included on the coins will be important aspects of Brazilian culture and the country´s flora and fauna. The first coins are to become available this coming August with the remainder to be launched in 2016.
To see the full collection of Olympic coins for Rio de Janeiro 2016 click here.