Nigeria at the
Olympics
IOC codeNGR
NOCNigeria Olympic Committee
Medals
Ranked 74th
Gold
3
Silver
11
Bronze
13
Total
27
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 27 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.[citation needed]

Medal tables

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal table

Medals by sport

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics25714
Football1113
Boxing0336
Weightlifting0112
Wrestling0101
Taekwondo0011
Totals (6 entries)3111327

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Nojim Maiyegun 1964 Tokyo Boxing Men's light middleweight
 Bronze Isaac Ikhouria 1972 Munich Boxing Men's light heavyweight
 Silver Peter Konyegwachie 1984 Los Angeles Boxing Men's featherweight
 Bronze Sunday Uti
Moses Ugbisie
Rotimi Peters
Innocent Egbunike
1984 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 4×400 metre relay
 Silver Olapade Adeniken
Davidson Ezinwa
Chidi Imoh
Oluyemi Kayode
Osmond Ezinwa*
1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's 4×100 metre relay
 Silver David Izonritei 1992 Barcelona Boxing Men's heavyweight
 Silver Richard Igbineghu 1992 Barcelona Boxing Men's super heavyweight
 Bronze Beatrice Utondu
Christy Opara-Thompson
Mary Onyali
Faith Idehen
1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's 4×100 metre relay
 Gold Chioma Ajunwa 1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's long jump
 Gold Men's football team
Daniel Amokachi
Emmanuel Amuneke
Tijani 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 Olabisi Afolabi
Fatima Yusuf
Charity Opara
Falilat Ogunkoya
1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's 4×400 metre relay
 Bronze Mary Onyali 1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's 200 metres
 Bronze Falilat Ogunkoya 1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's 400 metres
 Bronze Duncan Dokiwari 1996 Atlanta Boxing Men's super heavyweight
 Gold Nduka Awazie
Fidelis Gadzama
Clement Chukwu
Jude Monye
Sunday Bada
Enefiok Udo-Obong
2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 4×400 metre relay
 Silver Glory Alozie 2000 Sydney Athletics Women's 100 metre hurdles
 Silver Ruth Ogbeifo 2000 Sydney Weightlifting Women's 75 kg
 Bronze Olusoji Fasuba
Uchenna Emedolu
Aaron Egbele
Deji Aliu
2004 Athens Athletics Men's 4×100 metre relay
 Bronze James Godday
Musa Audu
Saul Weigopwa
Enefiok Udo-Obong
2004 Athens 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
2008 Beijing Football Men's competition
 Silver Franca Idoko
Gloria Kemasuode
Halimat Ismaila
Oludamola Osayomi
Agnes Osazuwa*
2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 4x100 metre relay
 Silver Blessing Okagbare 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's long jump
 Bronze Chika Chukwumerije 2008 Beijing Taekwondo Men's +80 kg
 Bronze Mariam Usman 2008 Beijing 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
Mikel John Obi
Muenfuh Sincere
Azubuike Okechukwu
Popoola Saliu
Umar Sadiq
Ndifreke Udo
Aminu Umar
Usman Mohammed
2016 Rio de Janeiro Football Men's competition
 Silver Blessing Oborududu 2020 Tokyo Wrestling Women's freestyle 68 kg
 Bronze Ese Brume 2020 Tokyo Athletics Women's long jump

See also

References

  1. ^ Press. "IBSF athletes from 30 nations compete at PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games". www.ibsf.org. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. ^ I.O.C. Strips Gold From 2000 U.S. Relay Team
  3. ^ Olympics: Nigeria awarded 4x 400m relay gold
  4. ^ London may spring surprise in taekwondo, says Ashiru