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Nigeria

The Federal Republic of Nigeria joined the Commonwealth in 1960 (suspended during the 1995-99 period). Bordering Benin, Cameroon, Niger and Chad this hugely populated nation lies on the Gulf of Guinea.

Nigeria made it's debut in the Games in 1950 winning a silver in the Mens High Jump competition. Medal success has been achieved in every Games that they have taken part in with Victoria in 1994 being the most successful to date with thirty seven podium places bringing eleven gold, thirteen silver and thirteen bronze. Success has traditionally come in six sporting disciplines with athletics and boxing being good sources of medals. At the 2006 Games in Melbourne the Nigerians took home seventeen medals with three of their four gold medals won by Para Sport athletes. Success continued in Delhi in 2010 with a haul off thirty three medals, eleven of which were gold. Para Sport events continued to be a good source for medals including trifectas in the Mens and Womens Powerlifting Bench Press events.

The country's National Olympic Committee was established in 1951 and they have responsibility for organising Nigeria's participation in the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games.

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Capital - Abuja
Population - 151,212,000
Time Zone - GMT +01:00
Language - English, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo
Currency - Naira (N)

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  • Heats 1 & 3 - Women's Pentathlon 100m Hurdles - Christchurch 1974

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  • Heats 1 & 2 - Women's 400m Semi Finals - Christchurch 1974

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  • Women's 100m Semi Finals - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

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  • Wonderful Win for England - Women's 4x400m Relay - Christchurch 1974

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  • Women's 100m Hurdles Semi Finals - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • David Hemery Wins Gold for England - Men's 120yd Hurdles - Kingston 1966

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  • Dean Lukin Smashes Games Record for Australia - Men's +110kg Combined - 1982

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  • Snatch - Mens +110kg Combined - Brisbane 1982

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  • Battle for Gold - Men's 100kg Combined - Brisbane 1982

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  • Snatch - Men's 100kg Combined - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Medal Ceremony - Men's 67.5kg Combined - Brisbane 1982

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  • Heat 1 - Women's 200m Semi Final - Brisbane, Australia

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  • Triumph for England - Women's 100m Hurdles Final - Brisbane 1982

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  • Heat 2 - Women's 100m Semi Final - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Marvelous Race for Angella Taylor of Canada - Women's 100m Final - Brisbane 1982

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  • England Run to Victory - Men's 5000m - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Heat 4 - Men's 200m Quarter Final - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Heat 3 - Men's 200m Quarter Final - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Heat 1 - Men's 200m Quarter Final - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Men's 100m Semi Finals - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Men's 4x100m Relay Semi Final - Brisbane, Australia 1982

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  • Boxing - Men's 91kg Final - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

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  • Boxing highlights - Men's 51kg Final - Christchurch 1974

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  • Victory Ceremony - Women's Pentathlon - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

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  • High Jump - Women's Pentathlon - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

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  • Final Event, 200m - Women's Pentathlon - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

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  • Surprise win for England - Women's 100m Hurdles Final - Christchurch, 1974

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  • Final Lap - Men's 3000m Steeplechase - Christchurch 1974

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  • Shock fall in Men's 3000m Steeplechase - 1974

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  • Women's 4x100m Relay Final - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

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  • Heat 1 - Men's 400m Semi Final - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

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  • Charles Asati defends title - Men's 400m Final - Christchurch 1974

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  • Heat 2 - Men's 110m Hurdles - Christchurch, New Zealand 1974

    Duration: 00:01:37

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  • Heat 1 - Men's 110m Hurdles - Christchurch 1974

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  • Fatwell Kimaiyo wins Gold for Kenya - Men's 110m Hurdles - Christchurch 1970

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  • Quarrie Steals Gold - Men's 100m Final - Christchurch, New Zealand 1970

    Duration: 00:03:06

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  • Kenya win Gold - Men's 4x400m Relay - Christchurch 1974

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  • Gold to Australia - Men's 4x100m Relay - Christchurch 1974

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  • Highlights of the British Empire and Commonwealth Games - Kingston, Jamaica 1966.

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  • Mark Rowe comes out Fighting for England - Men's 71kg - Kingston 1966

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  • Mary Rand Lands Gold for England - Women's Long Jump - Kingston 1966

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  • Gold for Australia - Women's 80m Hurdles - Kingston 1966

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  • Women's 4x110yd Relay - Kingston, Jamaica 1966

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  • Reigning Champion takes Gold - Men's 440yd Hurdles - Kingston, Jamaica 1966

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  • Stanley Allotey Takes Gold for Ghana - Men's 220yds - Kingston 1966

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  • Close Final - Men's 100yds - Kingston, Jamaica 1966

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  • New World Record - Men's 4x400yd Relay Final - Kingston 1966

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  • Splendid running in the Men's 4x110 yard Relay Final - Kingston 1966

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Nigeria
  

Nigeria Olympic Committee

 

 

PO Box 3156
Lagos
Nigeria
Tel: + (234 1) 585 0529
Tel: + (234 1) 474 4604
Fax: +(234 1) 585 0530

President: Engr. Sani Ndanusa
Secretary General: Hon. Tunde Popoola

nocngr@yahoo.com