Nigeria at the Olympics

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Nigeria at the
Olympics
Flag of Nigeria.svg
IOC code NGR
Website www.nigeriaolympiccommittee.org
Medals
Gold
3
Silver
10
Bronze
12
Total
25
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

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 participated in the Winter Olympic Games in 2018, having qualified female athletes in bobsleigh and skeleton.[1]

Nigerian athletes have won a total of 24 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 × 400 metre relay team of their medals after Antonio Pettigrew confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs, their Nigerian rivals were awarded the gold medal.[2][3] 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.[4]

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

Medal tables[edit]

Medals at the Summer Games[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Finland 1952 Helsinki 0 0 0 0
Australia 1956 Melbourne 0 0 0 0
Italy 1960 Rome 0 0 0 0
Japan 1964 Tokyo 0 0 1 1
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 0 0 0 0
West Germany 1972 Munich 0 0 1 1
Canada 1976 Montreal did not participate
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow 0 0 0 0
United States 1984 Los Angeles 0 1 1 2
South Korea 1988 Seoul 0 0 0 0
Spain 1992 Barcelona 0 3 1 4
United States 1996 Atlanta 2 1 3 6
Australia 2000 Sydney 1 2 0 3
Greece 2004 Athens 0 0 2 2
China 2008 Beijing 0 3 2 5
United Kingdom 2012 London 0 0 0 0
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 0 0 1 1
Japan 2020 Tokyo future event
France 2024 Paris
United States 2028 Los Angeles
Total 3 10 12 25

Medals at the Winter Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang 3 0 0 0 0
China 2022 Beijing future event
Total 0 0 0 0

Medals by sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 2 5 6 13
Football 1 1 1 3
Boxing 0 3 3 6
Weightlifting 0 1 1 2
Taekwondo 0 0 1 1
Total 3 10 12 25

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Nojim Maiyegun Japan 1964 Tokyo Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's light middleweight
 Bronze Isaac Ikhouria West Germany 1972 Munich Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's light heavyweight
 Silver Peter Konyegwachie United States 1984 Los Angeles Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's featherweight
 Bronze Sunday Uti
Moses Ugbisie
Rotimi Peters
Innocent Egbunike
United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4×400 metre relay
 Silver Olapade Adeniken
Davidson Ezinwa
Chidi Imoh
Oluyemi Kayode
Osmond Ezinwa*
Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4×100 metre relay
 Silver David Izonritei Spain 1992 Barcelona Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's heavyweight
 Silver Richard Igbineghu Spain 1992 Barcelona Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's super heavyweight
 Bronze Beatrice Utondu
Christy Opara-Thompson
Mary Onyali
Faith Idehen
Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 4×100 metre relay
 Gold Chioma Ajunwa United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's long jump
 Gold Men's football team
Daniel 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 Olabisi Afolabi
Fatima Yusuf
Charity Opara
Falilat Ogunkoya
United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 4×400 metre relay
 Bronze Mary Onyali United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 200 metres
 Bronze Falilat Ogunkoya United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 400 metres
 Bronze Duncan Dokiwari United States 1996 Atlanta Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's super heavyweight
 Gold Nduka 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 Glory Alozie Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 100 metre hurdles
 Silver Ruth Ogbeifo Australia 2000 Sydney Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Women's 75 kg
 Bronze Olusoji Fasuba
Uchenna Emedolu
Aaron Egbele
Deji Aliu
Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4×100 metre relay
 Bronze James Godday
Musa Audu
Saul Weigopwa
Enefiok Udo-Obong
Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4×400 metre relay
 Silver Men's football team
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
 Silver Franca Idoko
Gloria Kemasuode
Halimat Ismaila
Oludamola Osayomi
Agnes Osazuwa*
China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 4x100 metre relay
 Silver Blessing Okagbare China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's long jump
 Bronze Chika Chukwumerije China 2008 Beijing Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Men's +80 kg
 Bronze Mariam Usman China 2008 Beijing Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Women's +75 kg
 Bronze Men's football team
Shehu Abdullahi
Junior Ajayi
Daniel Akpeyi
Stanley Amuzie
Emmanuel Daniel
William Troost-Ekong
Saturday Erimuya
Oghenekaro Etebo
Imoh Ezekiel
Kingsley Madu
John Obi Mikel
Muenfuh Sincere
Azubuike Okechukwu
Popoola Saliu
Umar Sadiq
Ndifreke Udo
Aminu Umar
Usman Mohammed
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Football pictogram.svg Football Men's competition

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