Samir Azzimani

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Samir Azzimani
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Samir Azzimani, Moroccan Alpine skier at 2010 Olympics
Personal information
Native nameسمير عزيماني
National teamMorocco
CitizenshipMoroccan and French
Born (1977-10-22) 22 October 1977 (age 41)
Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France[1]
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight90 kg (198 lb)[1]
SportAlpine Skiing
Nordic Skiing

Samir Azzimani (Arabic: سمير عزيماني‎, born 22 October 1977) is a Moroccan French[2] Alpine and Nordic skier[3][4] who competed for Morocco in the 2010 Winter Olympics.[5] and at the 2015 Nordic ski World Championships in Falun, Sweden. He qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea for cross-country skiing competition.[6][7]

He is a Moroccan who grew up in a rough area of Colombes and had eight schoolchildren from Woippy to accompany him to Vancouver so they could experience the Olympics. As Morocco's sole competitor at the games he served as his nation's flag bearer.[8] He ranked 74 in men's giant slalom and 44 in men's slalom competitions in 2010 Winter Olympics.[9]

2018 Winter Olympics[edit]

Azzimani has qualified to compete for Morocco at the 2018 Winter Olympics in cross-country skiing.[10][11]


  1. ^ a b c "Samir Azzimani Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at
  2. ^ Gastaut, Yvan. "مجلس الجالية المغربية بالخارج - مغاربة القلب! تشبث الرياضيين الفرنسيين- المغاربة ذوي المستوى العالي ببلدهم الأصلي". مجلس الجالية المغربية بالخارج (in Arabic). Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  3. ^ FIS bio
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-21. Retrieved 2015-02-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Vancouver 2010 Profile
  6. ^ "المتزحلق المغربي سمير عزيماني يتأهل إلى دورة الألعاب الأولمبية الشتوية 2018 بكوريا الجنوبية". 2M (in Arabic). Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  7. ^ "Le skieur marocain Samir Azzimani se qualifie pour les JO d'hiver 2018". Al Huffington Post (in French). Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  8. ^ Reuters Africa
  9. ^ "2010 Winter Olympics Bio - Samir Azzimani". Retrieved 2017-12-13.
  10. ^ Carter, Chelsea (26 November 2017). "Moroccan ski hopeful trains in the Sahara desert". TRT World. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Le skieur marocain Samir Azzimani se qualifie pour les JO d'hiver 2018" [Moroccan skier Samir Azzimani qualifies for the 2018 Winter Olympics]. (in French). HuffPost Maghreb. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Flagbearer for  Morocco
Vancouver 2010
Succeeded by
Adam Lamhamedi