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Paris 2024: No excuses for failure – Sports Minister Eno speaks to Nigerian team

Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Eno, has said as the opening of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France, draws near, the Nigerian team is primed for success and has no excuse for failure.

He stressed that with the full support of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led government which approved 100 percent of the Olympic budget, the delegation had the responsibility to reciprocate the President's goodwill and make the nation proud.

Speaking at the official handover ceremony of the athletes to the Nigerian Olympic Committee and the Nigerian Paralympic Committee in Abuja, Eno expressed great expectations and confidence in the abilities of the athletes.

“There's no excuse for failure,” Eno said.

“The President has approved the entire budget and now it is our turn to repay this goodwill by making our people proud. Expectations are high and I have confidence in the abilities of our players.”

Nigeria will field 87 athletes across 12 sports at the 2024 Olympics.

The breakdown of players is as follows:

Athletics: 35 athletes

Women's Soccer: 18 players

Women's Basketball: 12

Wrestling: 6 wrestlers

Table tennis: 4 players

Boxing: 3 fighters

Canoe: 2 people

Weightlifting: 2 athletes

Swimming: 2 swimmers

Cycling: 1 rider

Additionally, Nigeria will compete in four sports at the Paralympic Games. Nigeria has a proud track record in the Paralympic Games, having won a total of 80 medals to date: 40 gold, 19 silver and 21 bronze.


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