Morocco at the Olympics

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 at the
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NOCMoroccan Olympic Committee (in French)
Ranked 65th
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

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

  Leading in that sport
Totals (2 sports)751224

Athletes with most medalsEdit

Athlete Sport Games       Total
Hicham El Guerrouj   Athletics 19962004 2 1 0 3
Saïd Aouita   Athletics 19841988 1 0 1 2
Hasna Benhassi   Athletics 20002008 0 1 1 2

Notes: in Khaki the athletes still in activity.

List of medalistsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  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

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit

  • "Morocco". International Olympic Committee. 27 July 2021.
  • "Morocco".
  • "Olympic Analytics/MAR".