Team Nigeria who has been attending the Olympics since 1952, has so far ended its journey at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics games, and the story behind their participation is not such a good one.
A scandal, 10 disqualified athletes, protests, and the great incompetence of the Nigerian sports officials will be the story of Team Nigeria at the Olympics.
In the midst of these setbacks, Nigeria managed two medals at the Games, down to only the brilliance of Ese Brume and Blessing Oborududu.
With these two medals, Nigeria now has 27 since they first participated in the Helsinki 1952. These comprise three gold medals; 11 silver medals and 13 bronze medals.
In this article, I would take you down memory lane on the top moments Nigeria has had in the Olympics history.
1.) In Tokyo 1964
Nojeem Maiyegun claimed the Bronze Medal in the men’s boxing light-middleweight class at the Olympics.
2.) In Munich 1972
Nigeria claimed a Bronze Medal through Isaac Ikhouria in the light heavyweight category of the boxing event.
3.) In Barcelona 1992
Nigeria’s men’s quartet, Olapade Adeniken, Davidson Ezinwa, Chidi Imoh, and Oluyemi Kayode won the Silver Medal in the 4X 100m.
4.) In Atlanta 1996
Nigeria’s Mary Onyali-Omagbemi won Bronze Medal in the hotly contested women’s 100m, which was one of Nigeria’s very exciting moments.
5.) In Atlanta 1996
At the Olympics 1996, Kanu Nwankwo-led Dream team stunned the world to a Gold Medal at the Olympics Games.
One of the most significant sporting moments for Nigeria is at the football event.