Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012
Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012 has been tagged by many as a display of color as 204 nations including Nigeria participate.
2012 Opening Ceremony
The 2012 edition of the Olympic Games taking place in London. The 2012 opening ceremony, which reportedly cost £27m to put together, was watched by hundreds of millions of people around the world and displayed across Nigeria by the NTA.
Nigeria, which made its debut at the 1952 Helsinki Games is making its 15th appearance at this edition.
The country has participated in all the editions of the Games since 1952 except the 1976 edition in Montreal, Canada from which it and a number of African countries withdrew for political reasons bordering on the Apartheid system then thriving in South Africa.
After the disappointment of missing out on the 1976 Games, Nigeria returned to Olympics action in 1980 in Moscow, where conflicts and scandals in its camp ensured it returned empty-handed.
Nigeria’s fortunes would dramatically improve in 1996 during the Atlanta Olympic Games where it won its first gold medal courtesy of Chioma Ajunwa who leapt to first place in the women’s Long Jump with her 7:12 metres effort.
For the present Games, Nigeria is hoping to improve on that tally after having failed to make much impact at the last three editions.
Olympics Opening Ceremony Source – daily independent nig
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