USA rugby sevens in Las Vegas – enough booze and bonhomie to rival Hong Kong’s infamous event

An “unprecedented weekend of sporting action” welcomes me on my first visit to Sin City. Over three days, Las Vegas will witness three Nascar races, each attracting 70,000 fans watching drivers compete 267 laps at up to 363km/h (226 mph); a full card of UFC fights at the 20,000-seat T-Mobile arena, just off the famed Strip; and the Vegas Golden Knights ice hockey team playing in their first ever season (remarkably, the Knights will go on to reach the finals of the Stanley Cup. As…

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