Nigeria at the Olympics


Nigeria at the Olympics
Nigeria at the Olympic Games

Flag of Nigeria – Flag bearers
IOC code  NGR
NOC Nigeria Olympic Committee Inc.
Olympic history
Summer Games
1952 • 1956 • 1960 • 1964 • 1968 • 1972 • 1976 • 1980 • 1984 • 1988 • 1992 • 1996 • 2000 • 2004 • 2008 • 2012

Nigeria first participated at 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.

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

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Medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Maiyegun, NojimNojim Maiyegun 1964 Tokyo Boxing Men's light middleweight
 Bronze Ikhouria, IsaacIsaac Ikhouria 1972 Munich Boxing Men's light heavyweight
 Silver Konyegwachie, PeterPeter Konyegwachie 1984 Los Angeles Boxing Men's featherweight
 Bronze Uti, SundaySunday Uti, Moses Ugbusien, Rotimi Peters, Innocent Egbunike 1984 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 4×400 metre relay
 Silver Adeniken, OlapadeOlapade Adeniken, Davidson Ezinwa, Chidi Imoh, Oluyemi Kayode, Osmond Ezinwa 1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's 4×100 metre relay
 Silver Izonritei, DavidDavid Izonritei 1992 Barcelona Boxing Men's heavyweight
 Silver Igbineghu, RichardRichard Igbineghu 1992 Barcelona Boxing Men's super heavyweight
 Bronze Utondu, BeatriceBeatrice Utondu, Christy Opara-Thompson, Mary Onyali, Faith Idehen 1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's 4×100 metre relay
 Gold Ajunwa, ChiomaChioma Ajunwa 1996 Atlanta 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 1996 Atlanta Football Men's competition
 Silver Afolabi, OlabisiOlabisi Afolabi, Fatima Yusuf, Charity Opara, Falilat Ogunkoya 1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's 4×400 metre relay
 Bronze Onyali, MaryMary Onyali 1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's 200 metres
 Bronze Ogunkoya, FalilatFalilat Ogunkoya 1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's 400 metres
 Bronze Dokiwari, DuncanDuncan Dokiwari 1996 Atlanta Boxing Men's super heavyweight
 Silver Alozie, GloryGlory Alozie 2000 Sydney Athletics Women's 100 metre hurdles
 Silver Awazie, NdukaNduka Awazie, Fidelis Gadzama, Clement Chukwu, Jude Monye, Sunday Bada, Enefiok Udo-Obong 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 4×400 metre relay
 Silver Ogbeifo, RuthRuth Ogbeifo 2000 Sydney Weightlifting Women's 75 kg
 Bronze Fasuba, OlusojiOlusoji Fasuba, Uchenna Emedolu, Aaron Egbele, Deji Aliu 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 4×100 metre relay
 Bronze Godday, JamesJames Godday, Musa Audu, Saul Weigopwa, Enefiok Udo-Obong 2004 Athens 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 2008 Beijing Football Men's competition
 Bronze Chika Chukwumerije 2008 Beijing Taekwondo Men's +80 kg
 Bronze Blessing Okagbare 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's long jump
 Bronze Franca Idoko, Gloria Kemasuode, Halimat Ismaila, Oludamola Osayomi, Agnes Osazuwa (heats only) 2008 Beijing 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 0 3 0 3
2004 Athens 0 0 2 2
2008 Beijing 0 1 3 4
Total 2 9 12 23

Medals by sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 1 4 8 13
Football 1 1 0 2
Boxing 0 3 3 6
Weightlifting 0 1 0 1
Taekwondo 0 0 1 1
Total 2 9 12 23

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References


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