Morocco at the Olympics
|Morocco at the Olympic Games|
Morocco first participated at the Olympic Games in 1960, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except when they participated in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. Morocco also boycotted the 1976 Games, withdrawing after having initially sent a delegation. In doing so, Morocco joined the boycott of the Games by most African countries, in protest against New Zealand's participation following an All Blacks rugby match, unrelated to the Olympics, against an apartheid team from South Africa. Only one Moroccan representative had time to compete before his country's withdrawal: Abderahim Najim took part in the Men's Light Flyweight event in boxing, and lost his first and only match.
Morocco has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games on six occasions since 1968.
Moroccan athletes have won a total of twenty two medals, eighteen in athletics and three in boxing. Hicham El Guerrouj, with two gold medals and one silver medal, and Saïd Aouita, with one gold and one silver, are Morocco's two multiple medal winners.
The National Olympic Committee for Morocco was created in 1959.
Medals by Games
|1968 Mexico City||0||0||0||0|
|1980 Moscow||did not participate|
|1984 Los Angeles||2||0||0||2|
Medals by sport
- Africa and the XXIst Olympiad, Olympic Review
- "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2007-12-15.
- "Comité Olympique Marocain". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2011-06-13.