Morocco at the Olympics

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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 | edit 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 Moroccon 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 | edit source]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
22 Silver Ben Abdesselam, RhadiRhadi Ben Abdesselam 1960 Rome Athletics Men's marathon
11 Gold El Moutawakel, NawalNawal El Moutawakel 1984 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 400 metre hurdles
11 Gold Aouita, SaïdSaïd Aouita 1984 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 5000 metres
11 Gold Boutayeb, BrahimBrahim Boutayeb 1988 Seoul Athletics Men's 10000 metres
33 Bronze Aouita, SaïdSaïd Aouita 1988 Seoul Athletics Men's 800 metres
33 Bronze Achik, AbdelhakAbdelhak Achik 1988 Seoul Boxing Men's featherweight
11 Gold Skah, KhalidKhalid Skah 1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's 10000 metres
22 Silver El Basir, RachidRachid El Basir 1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's 1500 metres
33 Bronze Achik, MohammedMohammed Achik 1992 Barcelona Boxing Men's bantamweight
33 Bronze Hissou, SalahSalah Hissou 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 10000 metres
33 Bronze Boulami, KhalidKhalid Boulami 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 5000 metres
22 Silver El Guerrouj, HichamHicham El Guerrouj 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 1500 metres
33 Bronze Ezzine, AliAli Ezzine 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 3000 metre steeplechase
33 Bronze Bidouane, NezhaNezha Bidouane 2000 Sydney Athletics Women's 400 metre hurdles
33 Bronze Lahlafi, BrahimBrahim Lahlafi 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 5000 metres
33 Bronze Tamsamani, TaharTahar Tamsamani 2000 Sydney Boxing Men's featherweight
11 Gold El Guerrouj, HichamHicham El Guerrouj 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 1500 metres
11 Gold El Guerrouj, HichamHicham El Guerrouj 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 5000 metres
22 Silver Benhassi, HasnaHasna Benhassi 2004 Athens Athletics Women's 800 metres
22 Silver Gharib, JaouadJaouad Gharib 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's marathon
33 Bronze Benhassi, HasnaHasna Benhassi 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 800 metres
33 Bronze Iguider, AbdalaatiAbdalaati Iguider 2012 London Athletics Men's 1500 metres

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