Morocco at the
Olympics
IOC codeMAR
NOCMoroccan Olympic Committee
Websitewww.cnom.org.ma (in French)
Medals
Ranked 65th
Gold
7
Silver
5
Bronze
12
Total
24
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

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 has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games on seven occasions since 1968.

Moroccan athletes have won a total of 24 medals, 20 in athletics and 4 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

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal table

Medals by Summer Sport

  Leading in that sport
SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics75820
Boxing0044
Totals (2 entries)751224

Athletes with most medals

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 medalists

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 also

References