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Hong Kong Sevens rugby showcase eyes kickoff after COVID delays

Fate of city's biggest sports event hinges on money-spinning food and drink sales

The Hong Kong Sevens attracts thousands of boisterous fans eager to watch the world's top rugby players compete. (File photos by Getty Images) 

HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament is likely to kick off in November under a "closed-loop" system similar to Beijing's Winter Olympics, an official from the game said Wednesday, after years of virus-linked delays.

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