- Team Nigeria’s outfit wowed viewers across the world and has been ranked one of the best during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics in China
- Nigeria’s outfit embraced the Nigerian culture as Seun Adigun, Nigeria’s first African Summer & Winter Olympian, led the team out
- French-born Nigerian Samuel Ikpefan will be the only hope for Team Nigeria to register a medal at the games as he is the country's sole representative
Team Nigeria's outfit to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China has been ranked one of the best, a check on the Olympics' website shows.
Wearing the green and white colors of their flag from head to toe, Nigeria walked in style during the opening ceremony of the games.
Team Nigeria represented the country by mixing tradition with practicality.
The outfit embraced Nigerian culture as Dr. Seun Adigun, Nigeria’s first African Summer & Winter Olympian, was the flag bearer of Team Nigeria during the opening ceremony.
Adigun is attending the games as an International Olympic Committee Athletes Commission candidate and also serves as Team Nigeria’s doctor.
Team Nigeria joins 90 other countries participating in the 2022 Winter Olympics which is scheduled to take place from Thursday, February 4 until Sunday, February 20, 2022.
Nigeria will be participating in just one sport at the Winter Olympics
Nigeria will only be participating in one sport at the Winter Olympics and that is the Cross-country skiing men's event.
French-born Nigerian Samuel Ikpefan will be the only hope for Team Nigeria to register a medal at the games.
Meet French-Born Nigerian Samuel Ikpefan who is the country's sole athlete at Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
Sports Brief earlier reported that Samuel Ikpefan will be Nigeria’s sole representative at the Winter Olympics as he will be competing in the alpine skiing and cross-country event for the first time.
In 2018, Nigeria made headlines when three female athletes namely Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga qualified in skeleton and bobsleigh at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
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Four years later, Ikpefan will be the first Nigerian athlete to don the green and white colours in the Alpine and Skiing event in Beijing.
The French-born athlete who missed out on an opportunity to represent France in 2011 was cleared to represent the West African country in 2018.
Samuel Ikpefun has revealed he is very excited to be representing Nigeria at the winger games as it is an opportunity to connect to the land of his father.
According to the official Olympics.com, the 29-year-old whose father is a Nigerian represented France at his youthful age is delighted to compete for Nigeria.