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. 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 at the|
|NOC||Moroccan Olympic Committee|
Morocco has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games on seven occasions 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, Saïd Aouita, with one gold and one bronze, and Hasna Benhassi, with one silver and one bronze, are Morocco's three multiple medal winners.
The Moroccan Olympic Committee was created in 1959.
Medals by Summer SportEdit
|Totals (2 sports)||7||5||12||24|
Athletes with most medalsEdit
|Hicham El Guerrouj||Athletics||1996–2004||2||1||0||3|
Notes: in Khaki the athletes still in activity.
List of medalistsEdit
|Silver||Rhadi Ben Abdesselam||1960 Rome||Athletics||Men's marathon|
|Gold||Nawal El Moutawakel||1984 Los Angeles||Athletics||Women's 400 metre hurdles|
|Gold||Saïd Aouita||1984 Los Angeles||Athletics||Men's 5,000 metres|
|Gold||Brahim Boutayeb||1988 Seoul||Athletics||Men's 10,000 metres|
|Bronze||Saïd Aouita||1988 Seoul||Athletics||Men's 800 metres|
|Bronze||Abdelhak Achik||1988 Seoul||Boxing||Men's featherweight|
|Gold||Khalid Skah||1992 Barcelona||Athletics||Men's 10,000 metres|
|Silver||Rachid El Basir||1992 Barcelona||Athletics||Men's 1,500 metres|
|Bronze||Mohammed Achik||1992 Barcelona||Boxing||Men's bantamweight|
|Bronze||Salah Hissou||1996 Atlanta||Athletics||Men's 10,000 metres|
|Bronze||Khalid Boulami||1996 Atlanta||Athletics||Men's 5,000 metres|
|Silver||Hicham El Guerrouj||2000 Sydney||Athletics||Men's 1,500 metres|
|Bronze||Ali Ezzine||2000 Sydney||Athletics||Men's 3,000 metre steeplechase|
|Bronze||Nezha Bidouane||2000 Sydney||Athletics||Women's 400 metre hurdles|
|Bronze||Brahim Lahlafi||2000 Sydney||Athletics||Men's 5,000 metres|
|Bronze||Tahar Tamsamani||2000 Sydney||Boxing||Men's featherweight|
|Gold||Hicham El Guerrouj||2004 Athens||Athletics||Men's 1,500 metres|
|Gold||Hicham El Guerrouj||2004 Athens||Athletics||Men's 5,000 metres|
|Silver||Hasna Benhassi||2004 Athens||Athletics||Women's 800 metres|
|Silver||Jaouad Gharib||2008 Beijing||Athletics||Men's marathon|
|Bronze||Hasna Benhassi||2008 Beijing||Athletics||Women's 800 metres|
|Bronze||Abdalaati Iguider||2012 London||Athletics||Men's 1500 metres|
|Bronze||Mohammed Rabii||2016 Rio de Janeiro||Boxing||Men's welterweight|
|Gold||Soufiane El Bakkali||2020 Tokyo||Athletics||Men's 3000 metres steeplechase|
- Africa and the XXIst Olympiad, Olympic Review