Olympics 2016, Inaugural Rugby 7's tournament.
The IOC have announced that Great Britain will be represented at Rio 2016 by the home country that finishes highest in the HSBC Sevens World Series for 2014 / 15.
England have been the highest placed home country in this tournament for at least the last five seasons, and probably most seasons before that so it is probable that Team GB will be represented by England in Rio.
Is that really fair, though..?
I can see where the IOC are coming from. Organising it like this ensures that one national union only will be involved, rather than trying to get the SRU, WRU and the RFU to work together in harmony for the Olympics..... something that proved impossible with the Great Britain football team at London 2012.
But it will exclude Scots and Welshmen the opportunity to take part in the Olympic Games, which, according to the Olympic creed is what the Games are supposed to be all about (not the winning, but the taking part).
I should imagine that as Ireland compete in rugby as a united country, players from Northern Ireland will be able play under the flag of the Irish Republic. That may grate in some quarters but they won't mind that.
It is only the Welsh and Scots who are likely to miss out and that's a shame. Some will undoubtedly call it an English conspiracy (no surprise there) and some may say rugby players are being penalised by the IOC holding a grudge over the discord at London 2012 amongst the SFA, FA of Northern Ireland and FA of Wales refusing to co-operate with the FA.
Sounds like a English conspiracy to me.