Nigeria

Overview

NOCNigeria Olympic Committee
Flagbearers36

Participants

Olympic Games 568
Youth Olympic Games 17

Description

The Nigerian National Olympic Committee was formed on 26 May 1951 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the same year. Nigeria first competed in the Olympic Games in 1952. It has since missed only the 1976 Games, owing to the African boycott. Nigeria has not yet competed at the Olympic Winter Games. Nigerians have won 23 Olympic medals, including three golds. Their first two gold medals both came in 1996, when long jumper Chioma Ajunwa and the “Super Eagles” (the Nigerian football team) became Olympic Champions. The third gold medal came in the 2000 men’s 4×400 metres relay, but Nigeria was not awarded this medal before 2008 when the US team was disqualified.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 0 9 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 10 0 10 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 12 0 12 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 16 2 18 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 31 5 36 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 20 5 25 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 38 6 44 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 30 2 32 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 61 8 69 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 32 23 55 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 49 16 65 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 44 39 83 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 24 46 70 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 37 37 74 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 7 13 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 30 19 49 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 47 24 71 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 4 4 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 125 79 204 Results
Badminton 1 2 3 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 19 12 31 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 0 3 3 Results
Boxing 66 1 67 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 1 0 1 Results
Football (Football) 114 34 148 Results
Handball 0 16 16 Results
Judo 5 3 8 Results
Rowing 0 1 1 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 0 1 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 5 4 9 Results
Table Tennis 11 9 20 Results
Taekwondo 3 1 4 Results
Tennis 4 0 4 Results
Weightlifting 15 6 21 Results
Wrestling 22 6 28 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 4 4 8 Results
Badminton 0 1 1 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 2 4 Results
Boxing 1 0 1 Results
Table Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 0 1 1 Results
Wrestling 0 1 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 6
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 0 2 4
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 0 3
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 3 1 4
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 3 5
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 2 4 7 13
Football 1 1 1 3
Boxing 0 3 3 6
Weightlifting 0 1 1 2
Taekwondo 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 2 0 1 3
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Enefiok Udo-Obong NGR 1 0 1 2
Daniel Amokachi NGR 1 0 0 1
Emmanuel Amunike NGR 1 0 0 1
Tijani Babangida NGR 1 0 0 1
Celestine Babayaro NGR 1 0 0 1
Joseph Dosu NGR 1 0 0 1
Teslim Fatusi NGR 1 0 0 1
Victor Ikpeba NGR 1 0 0 1
Nwankwo Kanu NGR 1 0 0 1
Garba Lawal NGR 1 0 0 1
Abiodun Obafemi NGR 1 0 0 1
Mobi Oparaku NGR 1 0 0 1
Jay-Jay Okocha NGR 1 0 0 1
Sunday Oliseh NGR 1 0 0 1
Wilson Oruma NGR 1 0 0 1
Uche Okechukwu NGR 1 0 0 1
Taribo West NGR 1 0 0 1
Chioma Ajunwa NGR 1 0 0 1
Sunday Bada NGR 1 0 0 1
Clement Chukwu NGR 1 0 0 1
Jude Monye NGR 1 0 0 1
Nduka Awazie NGR 1 0 0 1
Fidelis Gadzama NGR 1 0 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Florence Nwakwe NGR 1 1 0 2
Josephine Omaka NGR 1 1 0 2
Bukola Abogunloko NGR 0 1 1 2
Racheal Ekoshoria NGR 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

Sir Adetokunbo Ademola 1963—1985
Sir Adetokunbo Ademola 1985—1993
Henry Adefope 1985—2006
Henry Adefope 2006—2012
Habu Gumel 2009—2019
Habu Gumel 2019—