2008 Beijing Olympics: IOC upgrades Nigeria’s bronze to silver.


The International Olympic Committee has formally written to inform Team Nigeria through the Nigeria Olympic Committee that it has upgraded Nigeria’s Bronze medal won in the women’s 4×100-meter relay at the twenty-zero-eight Olympics in Beijing to silver.

The IOC stripped Russia of the gold medal the country won in the women’s 4×100-meter relay at the twenty-zero-eight Olympics in Beijing, after a widespread, government- sponsored doping scandal wreaked havoc for the Russian athletes.

In a letter from the IOC addressed to President of NOC, Engineer Habu Gumel and signed by Pere Miro, the IOC wrote, see Belgium upgraded to the relay gold, with Nigeria moving up to silver and Brazil to bronze.

Meanwhile, in order to proceed to the reallocation according to the new classification, the IOC asked the NOC to send back bronze medals, second place diplomas and bronze medallists pins of Ms Franca Idoko, Ms Gloria Kemasuode, Ms Halimat Ismailia and Ms Oludamola Osayomi who were Team Nigeria’s flag bearers in the women relay team.



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