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Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Cheated Nigerian athletes receives Olympic gold after 13 years
Nigeria’s 4x400m relay team to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games rejoice after picking the silver medal behind USA.
Thirteen years after they were awarded Silver medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, members of Nigeria’s 4×4 Men’s Relay Team had their medals upgraded to Gold on Wednesday at a ceremony inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The upgrade followed the disqualification of the United States’ team that initially won the Gold based on drug-related issues. Shortly after their decoration with the upgraded medals, President Goodluck Jonathan announced acashreward of N5m each for the six athletes and N7m each for their two handlers.