Nigerian athletes wear tracksuits at ceremony after outfits don't make it to Rio
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The opening ceremony Friday at the Rio Olympics saw the countries of the world display colorful uniforms depicting their culture.

Nigeria has always impressed with its attire during the event, which made Friday's donning of tracksuits very puzzling.

Turns out there was a good reason for the simple choice. According to Alexander Wolff of Sports Illustrated, the delegation was forced to wear tracksuits for the opening ceremony after their planned didn't make it to Rio in time.

The uniform problem occurs just one day after the soccer team barely arrived in Brazil before its opening-round game. Flight issues kept the team in Atlanta two days past the team's scheduled departure until Thursday morning. Despite the setback, Nigeria won the opening-round contest over Japan 5-4.

The delegation's appearance in the opening ceremony brought about underwhelming comments on social media from those unaware of the uniform situation.

Hopefully the outfits make it to Brazil in time for the closing ceremony on Aug. 21.

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