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Rugby sevens: A guide to the ultimate sporting world tour

updated 12:26 PM EDT, Fri March 21, 2014
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The HSBC Sevens World Series is nine tournaments held around the world
  • The series started in October and will conclude in London in May
  • The sport is famed for speed and athleticism
  • It's also renowned for the carnival atmosphere created by fans

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(CNN) -- It's the ultimate sporting world tour.

The HSBC Sevens World Series comprises nine rugby sevens tournaments played across eight months in locations all around the world.

The action began in Australia in October and the series will come to a blockbuster conclusion in London in May.

It's a sport where athleticism is king and is accompanied by a carnival atmosphere everywhere it visits.

In this interactive map, CNN takes you inside the tournaments which make up this truly global sporting celebration.

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