Morocco at the Olympics

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Morocco at the
NOCMoroccan Olympic Committee
Arabic: اللجنة الأولمبية الوطنية المغربية (in French)
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Morocco at the Olympics is a history which began in 1959.

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Morocco is MRC.[1]

History[change | change source]

A team from Morocco was first at the Olympic Games in 1960. They have been in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. Morocco also boycotted the 1976 Games, withdrawing after having initially sent a delegation. 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 been in the Winter Olympic Games four times since 1968, but not since 1992.

Moroccan athletes have won a total of twenty two medals, nineteen in athletics and three in boxing.

The National Olympic Committee for Morocco was formed in 1959.

List of medalists[change | change source]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
22 Silver Rhadi Ben Abdesselam 1960 Rome Athletics Men's marathon
11 Gold Nawal El Moutawakel 1984 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 400 metre hurdles
11 Gold Saïd Aouita 1984 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 5000 metres
11 Gold Brahim Boutayeb 1988 Seoul Athletics Men's 10000 metres
33 Bronze Saïd Aouita 1988 Seoul Athletics Men's 800 metres
33 Bronze Abdelhak Achik 1988 Seoul Boxing Men's featherweight
11 Gold Khalid Skah 1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's 10000 metres
22 Silver Rachid El Basir 1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's 1500 metres
33 Bronze Mohammed Achik 1992 Barcelona Boxing Men's bantamweight
33 Bronze Salah Hissou 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 10000 metres
33 Bronze Khalid Boulami 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 5000 metres
22 Silver Hicham El Guerrouj 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 1500 metres
33 Bronze Ali Ezzine 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 3000 metre steeplechase
33 Bronze Nezha Bidouane 2000 Sydney Athletics Women's 400 metre hurdles
33 Bronze Brahim Lahlafi 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 5000 metres
33 Bronze Tahar Tamsamani 2000 Sydney Boxing Men's featherweight
11 Gold Hicham El Guerrouj 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 1500 metres
11 Gold Hicham El Guerrouj 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 5000 metres
22 Silver Hasna Benhassi 2004 Athens Athletics Women's 800 metres
22 Silver Jaouad Gharib 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's marathon
33 Bronze Hasna Benhassi 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 800 metres
33 Bronze Abdalaati Iguider 2012 London Athletics Men's 1500 metres

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Official abbreviations" at The Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo, 1964, [p. 9 of 409 PDF]]". Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-12-25. Retrieved 2012-10-12.

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