Since making their debut at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, Nigerian athletes have been a consistent presence at the Summer Olympics, the prestigious international multi-sport event held every four years.

The upcoming 2024 edition, known as Paris 2024, is set to commence with an opening ceremony on July 26th and will run until August 11th, 2024.

While Paris serves as the primary host city, preliminary events are slated to begin on July 24th, with competitions also taking place in other French cities.

Continuing their longstanding participation, Nigeria will field a team of 76 athletes across 11 sports at Paris 2024.

This marks their continuous involvement since 1952, with an exception only during the 1976 Montreal Games boycott.

Notably, Nigeria will send three boxers to the Olympics for the first time since 2016: Dolapo Omole (men’s featherweight), Olaitan Olaore (men’s heavyweight), and Cynthia Ogunsemilore (women’s lightweight), all earning their spots through qualifying tournaments.

The Nigerian contingent will compete in the following sports at the Summer Olympics: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Football, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

Actively Black, the official outfitters for the Nigerian Olympic team, has unveiled the athletes’ uniforms, encompassing attire for the opening and closing ceremonies, Olympic Village apparel, and competition uniforms.