Aug 212012

It is disgraceful  that Nigeria, a country of 150 million people, could not win a single Medal in the just concluded Olympic games in London. It is even more disappointing when you consider that  Grenada, a tiny Caribbean nation   of 104 thousand people, won a gold medal.

When Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi ,  the Honourable  Minister of sports and Chairman National Sports Commission ( NSC ), was asked for comments, he could not hide his disappointment.

“I must say this is as disappointing for my team and myself as it is for all Nigerians everywhere. But even as painful as this disappointment is, we must have the courage to see it for what it is. This, therefore, is a scientific diagnosis of our condition; a clear testimony to how far our sports have fallen behind,”

Why didn’t Team Nigeria  perform after the reported claims that the government spent about 2.2 billion naira ($13 million) to send 51 athletes to the Games:? Please leave your comments below on the whole situation.

Mr. Julius Ogunro, a media aide to Minister of Sports Bolaji Abdullahi, made the statement in an exclusive SaharaTV interview on Saturday, August 18 that Nigeria should have budgeted more money for the Olympics games.

Was $13 million dollars not a enough?



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  4 Responses to “Revisiting Nigeria’s Shameful performance in London 2012”

  1. the country need to wake up

  2. Nigerians need to go back to the drawing board

  3. what else do you expect? I am not suprised we didnt win nothing

  4. its so bad nigerians could win a medal. my friends in the Uk where teasing me about it

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