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Sports Minister aims for gold medals for team Nigeria at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris

  • Minister of Sports Development aims for gold medals at the 2024 Olympics, surpassing Nigeria’s historic performance at the 1996 Atlanta Games
  • The ministry’s podium performance committee devises a strategy to ensure Nigeria’s competitiveness, emphasizing collaboration with stakeholders for Olympic success

Senator John Owan Enoh, Minister of Sports Development, has expressed Team Nigeria’s ambition to surpass its historic performance at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta by aiming for gold medals at the upcoming 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Nigeria achieved remarkable success at the Atlanta ’96 Olympic Games, winning two gold, one silver and three bronze medals. With three gold, eleven silver and thirteen bronze medals in eighteen Olympic appearances since 1952, the minister believes it is time for Nigeria to improve its performance on the world stage.

In a statement signed by his media aide, Diana-Mary Nsan, the minister expressed the ministry’s unwavering commitment to supporting Team Nigeria in achieving outstanding success in Paris.

The ministry has established a ministerial podium performance committee charged with strategic planning and implementation to ensure Nigeria’s competitiveness in various sports.

Senator Enoh stressed the importance of collaboration among stakeholders including the ministry, National Olympic Committee (NOC) and federations, highlighting the collective effort required to excel at the Olympic Games.

The minister underscored the ministry’s efforts to enhance Nigeria’s competitiveness and representation on the global stage, with the aim of at least one gold medal at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

With the Games taking place between July 26 and August 11, 2024 in Paris, France, Team Nigeria is gearing up to make its mark and bring glory to the country.