Nigeria at the Olympics

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Nigeria at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  NGR
NOC Nigeria Olympic Committee
Website www.nigeriaolympiccommittee.org
Olympic history
Summer Games

Nigeria first participated in the Olympic Games in 1952, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for the boycotted 1976 Summer Olympics. The nation has never participated in the Winter Olympic Games.

Nigerian athletes have won a total of 23 medals, mostly in athletics and boxing. The national football team won the gold medal in 1996. In 2008, following the International Olympic Committee's decision to strip the American 4 x 400 metre relay team of their medals after Antonio Pettigrew confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs, their Nigerian rivals were awarded the gold medal. 1 2 Nigeria also won a medal in the heavyweight division of taekwondo at the 1992 Summer Olympics; as this was only a demonstration sport, Emmanuel Oghenejobo's silver did not count as an official win. 3

The Nigeria Olympic Committee, the National Olympic Committee for Nigeria, was created in 1951.

Medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Maiyegun, NojimNojim Maiyegun Japan 1964 Tokyo Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's light middleweight
 Bronze Ikhouria, IsaacIsaac Ikhouria Germany 1972 Munich Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's light heavyweight
 Silver Konyegwachie, PeterPeter Konyegwachie United States 1984 Los Angeles Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's featherweight
 Bronze Uti, SundaySunday Uti, Moses Ugbusien, Rotimi Peters, Innocent Egbunike United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4×400 metre relay
 Silver Adeniken, OlapadeOlapade Adeniken, Davidson Ezinwa, Chidi Imoh, Oluyemi Kayode, Osmond Ezinwa (Heats only) Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4×100 metre relay
 Silver Izonritei, DavidDavid Izonritei Spain 1992 Barcelona Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's heavyweight
 Silver Igbineghu, RichardRichard Igbineghu Spain 1992 Barcelona Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's super heavyweight
 Bronze Utondu, BeatriceBeatrice Utondu, Christy Opara-Thompson, Mary Onyali, Faith Idehen Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 4×100 metre relay
 Gold Ajunwa, ChiomaChioma Ajunwa United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's long jump
 Gold Amokachi, DanielDaniel Amokachi, Emmanuel Amuneke, Tijjani Babangida, Celestine Babayaro, Emmanuel Babayaro, Teslim Fatusi, Victor Ikpeba, Dosu Joseph, Nwankwo Kanu, Garba Lawal, Abiodun Obafemi, Kingsley Obiekwu, Uche Okechukwu, Jay-Jay Okocha, Sunday Oliseh, Mobi Oparaku, Wilson Oruma, Taribo West United States 1996 Atlanta Football pictogram.svg Football Men's competition
 Silver Afolabi, OlabisiOlabisi Afolabi, Fatima Yusuf, Charity Opara, Falilat Ogunkoya United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 4×400 metre relay
 Bronze Onyali, MaryMary Onyali United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 200 metres
 Bronze Ogunkoya, FalilatFalilat Ogunkoya United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 400 metres
 Bronze Dokiwari, DuncanDuncan Dokiwari United States 1996 Atlanta Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's super heavyweight
 Silver Alozie, GloryGlory Alozie Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 100 metre hurdles
 Gold Awazie, NdukaNduka Awazie, Fidelis Gadzama, Clement Chukwu, Jude Monye, Sunday Bada, Enefiok Udo-Obong Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4×400 metre relay
 Silver Ogbeifo, RuthRuth Ogbeifo Australia 2000 Sydney Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Women's 75 kg
 Bronze Fasuba, OlusojiOlusoji Fasuba, Uchenna Emedolu, Aaron Egbele, Deji Aliu Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4×100 metre relay
 Bronze Godday, JamesJames Godday, Musa Audu, Saul Weigopwa, Enefiok Udo-Obong Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4×400 metre relay
 Silver Olubayo Adefemi, Dele Adeleye, Oluwafemi Ajilore, Efe Ambrose, Victor Anichebe, Onyekachi Apam, Emmanuel Ekpo, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Promise Isaac, Monday James, Sani Kaita, Chinedu Obasi, Victor Nsofor Obinna, Peter Odemwingie, Chibuzor Okonkwo, Solomon Okoronkwo, Oladapo Olufemi, Ambruse Vanzekin China 2008 Beijing Football pictogram.svg Football Men's competition
 Bronze Chika Chukwumerije China 2008 Beijing Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Men's +80 kg
 Bronze Blessing Okagbare China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's long jump
 Bronze Franca Idoko, Gloria Kemasuode, Halimat Ismaila, Oludamola Osayomi, Agnes Osazuwa (heats only) China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 4x100 metre relay

Medal tables

Medals by Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1952 Helsinki 0 0 0 0
1956 Melbourne 0 0 0 0
1960 Rome 0 0 0 0
1964 Tokyo 0 0 1 1
1968 Mexico City 0 0 0 0
1972 Munich 0 0 1 1
1976 Montreal did not participate
1980 Moscow 0 0 0 0
1984 Los Angeles 0 1 1 2
1988 Seoul 0 0 0 0
1992 Barcelona 0 3 1 4
1996 Atlanta 2 1 3 6
2000 Sydney 1 2 0 3
2004 Athens 0 0 2 2
2008 Beijing 0 1 3 4
2012 London 0 0 0 0
Total 3 8 12 23

Medals by sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 2 3 8 13
Football 1 1 0 2
Boxing 0 3 3 6
Weightlifting 0 1 0 1
Taekwondo 0 0 1 1
Total 3 8 12 23

See also

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