More than fifty Athletes of Nigeria Heritage, represent other countries in 2012 Olympics


While Nigeria politicians continue to steal the children’s bread including money meant to nurture talented Nigerians in Athletics; many Nigerians have found fame and fortune representing other countries where money allocated to sports do not grow legs. Have a count of about twenty of them below.

Philips Idowu representing GB – Men triple jump


Anthony Alozie team australia -Born in Aba

Anthony ogogo team GB (Nigerian father)



Andre Iguodala representing team USA basketball (Benin boy)

Marilyn Okoro team GB 800M women


Oluwasegun Makinde- Team Canada 4×100 relay

Oluseyi Smith – 4×100 relay


Ezinne Okparaebo- Team Norway 100m , 200m women


Tiffany Porter (Ofili porter) – Team GB 100m hurdles


Eniola Aluko – Team GB women football

Peter Bakare- Team GB Men Volleyball


Abdul Buhari – Team GB Discus throw (born in Kano)


Ifeoma Dieke- Team GB women football

Temi Fagbanle – Team GB Women basketball


Ayodele Ikuesan – Team France Athletics Women’s 4 x 100m Relay


Foluke Akinradewo- Team USA Women volleyball


Innocent Emeghara Team Switzerland – Men’s Football


Lawrence Okoye – Team GB men discus throw


Christine Ohuruogu – Team GB Women’s 400m , Women’s 4 x 400m Relay – A silver medal

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