Morocco at the Olympics

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Morocco at the
Olympics
Flag of Morocco.svg
IOC code MAR
NOC Moroccan Olympic Committee
Arabic: اللجنة الأولمبية الوطنية المغربية
Website www.marocolympique.org (in French)
Medals
Gold
6
Silver
5
Bronze
12
Total
23
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

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 sevenoccasions since 1968.

Moroccan athletes have won a total of twenty three medals, nineteen in athletics and four 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. In 2018, 2 athletes represented the country.

The Moroccan Olympic Committee was created in 1959.

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Games[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Italy 1960 Rome 0 1 0 1
Japan 1964 Tokyo 0 0 0 0
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 0 0 0 0
West Germany 1972 Munich 0 0 0 0
Canada 1976 Montreal 0 0 0 0
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow did not participate
United States 1984 Los Angeles 2 0 0 2
South Korea 1988 Seoul 1 0 2 3
Spain 1992 Barcelona 1 1 1 3
United States 1996 Atlanta 0 0 2 2
Australia 2000 Sydney 0 1 4 5
Greece 2004 Athens 2 1 0 3
China 2008 Beijing 0 1 1 2
United Kingdom 2012 London 0 0 1 1
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 0 0 1 1
Japan 2020 Tokyo future event
Total 6 5 12 23

Medals by sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 6 5 8 19
Boxing 0 0 4 4
Total 6 5 12 23

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver Rhadi Ben Abdesselam Italy 1960 Rome Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's marathon
 Gold Nawal El Moutawakel United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 400 metre hurdles
 Gold Saïd Aouita United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5,000 metres
 Gold Brahim Boutayeb South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10,000 metres
 Bronze Saïd Aouita South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 800 metres
 Bronze Abdelhak Achik South Korea 1988 Seoul Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's featherweight
 Gold Khalid Skah Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10,000 metres
 Silver Rachid El Basir Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1,500 metres
 Bronze Mohammed Achik Spain 1992 Barcelona Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Bronze Salah Hissou United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10,000 metres
 Bronze Khalid Boulami United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5,000 metres
 Silver Hicham El Guerrouj Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1,500 metres
 Bronze Ali Ezzine Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 3,000 metre steeplechase
 Bronze Nezha Bidouane Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 400 metre hurdles
 Bronze Brahim Lahlafi Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5,000 metres
 Bronze Tahar Tamsamani Australia 2000 Sydney Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's featherweight
 Gold Hicham El Guerrouj Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1,500 metres
 Gold Hicham El Guerrouj Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5,000 metres
 Silver Hasna Benhassi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 metres
 Silver Jaouad Gharib China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's marathon
 Bronze Hasna Benhassi China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's 800 metres
 Bronze Abdalaati Iguider United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 1500 metres
 Bronze Mohammed Rabii Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men's welterweight

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