Morocco at the Olympics

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Morocco at the Olympic Games

Flag of Morocco
IOC code  MAR
NOC Moroccan Olympic Committee
Arabic: اللجنة الأولمبية الوطنية المغربية
Website www.marocolympique.org (French)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter 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.[1] 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.

Morocco medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver Ben Abdesselam, RhadiRhadi Ben Abdesselam Italy 1960 Rome Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's marathon
 Gold El Moutawakel, NawalNawal El Moutawakel United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 400 metre hurdles
 Gold Aouita, SaïdSaïd Aouita United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5,000 metres
 Gold Boutayeb, BrahimBrahim Boutayeb South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10,000 metres
 Bronze Aouita, SaïdSaïd Aouita South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 metres
 Bronze Achik, AbdelhakAbdelhak Achik South Korea 1988 Seoul Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's featherweight
 Gold Skah, KhalidKhalid Skah Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10,000 metres
 Silver El Basir, RachidRachid El Basir Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1,500 metres
 Bronze Achik, MohammedMohammed Achik Spain 1992 Barcelona Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Bronze Hissou, SalahSalah Hissou United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10,000 metres
 Bronze Boulami, KhalidKhalid Boulami United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5,000 metres
 Silver El Guerrouj, HichamHicham El Guerrouj Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1,500 metres
 Bronze Ezzine, AliAli Ezzine Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3,000 metre steeplechase
 Bronze Bidouane, NezhaNezha Bidouane Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 400 metre hurdles
 Bronze Lahlafi, BrahimBrahim Lahlafi Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5,000 metres
 Bronze Tamsamani, TaharTahar Tamsamani Australia 2000 Sydney Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's featherweight
 Gold El Guerrouj, HichamHicham El Guerrouj Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1,500 metres
 Gold El Guerrouj, HichamHicham El Guerrouj Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5,000 metres
 Silver Benhassi, HasnaHasna Benhassi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 metres
 Silver Gharib, JaouadJaouad Gharib China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's marathon
 Bronze Benhassi, HasnaHasna Benhassi China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 metres
 Bronze Iguider, AbdalaatiAbdalaati Iguider United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 metres

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Games[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1960 Rome 0 1 0 1
1964 Tokyo 0 0 0 0
1968 Mexico City 0 0 0 0
1972 Munich 0 0 0 0
1976 Montreal 0 0 0 0
1980 Moscow did not participate
1984 Los Angeles 2 0 0 2
1988 Seoul 1 0 2 3
1992 Barcelona 1 1 1 3
1996 Atlanta 0 0 2 2
2000 Sydney 0 1 4 5
2004 Athens 2 1 0 3
2008 Beijing 0 1 1 2
2012 London 0 0 1 1
Total 6 5 11 22

Medals by sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 6 5 8 19
Boxing 0 0 3 3
Total 6 5 11 22

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