Morocco at the
Olympics
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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 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

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal table

Medals by Summer Sport

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

Athletes with most medals

Athlete Sport Games
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Silver medal olympic.svg
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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 Italy 1960 Rome
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Athletics
Men's marathon
 Gold Nawal El Moutawakel United States 1984 Los Angeles
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Athletics
Women's 400 metre hurdles
 Gold Saïd Aouita United States 1984 Los Angeles
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Athletics
Men's 5,000 metres
 Gold Brahim Boutayeb South Korea 1988 Seoul
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Athletics
Men's 10,000 metres
 Bronze Saïd Aouita South Korea 1988 Seoul
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Athletics
Men's 800 metres
 Bronze Abdelhak Achik South Korea 1988 Seoul
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Boxing
Men's featherweight
 Gold Khalid Skah Spain 1992 Barcelona
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Athletics
Men's 10,000 metres
 Silver Rachid El Basir Spain 1992 Barcelona
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Athletics
Men's 1,500 metres
 Bronze Mohammed Achik Spain 1992 Barcelona
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Boxing
Men's bantamweight
 Bronze Salah Hissou United States 1996 Atlanta
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Athletics
Men's 10,000 metres
 Bronze Khalid Boulami United States 1996 Atlanta
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Athletics
Men's 5,000 metres
 Silver Hicham El Guerrouj Australia 2000 Sydney
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Athletics
Men's 1,500 metres
 Bronze Ali Ezzine Australia 2000 Sydney
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Athletics
Men's 3,000 metre steeplechase
 Bronze Nezha Bidouane Australia 2000 Sydney
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Athletics
Women's 400 metre hurdles
 Bronze Brahim Lahlafi Australia 2000 Sydney
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Athletics
Men's 5,000 metres
 Bronze Tahar Tamsamani Australia 2000 Sydney
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Boxing
Men's featherweight
 Gold Hicham El Guerrouj Greece 2004 Athens
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Athletics
Men's 1,500 metres
 Gold Hicham El Guerrouj Greece 2004 Athens
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Athletics
Men's 5,000 metres
 Silver Hasna Benhassi Greece 2004 Athens
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Athletics
Women's 800 metres
 Silver Jaouad Gharib China 2008 Beijing
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Athletics
Men's marathon
 Bronze Hasna Benhassi China 2008 Beijing
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Athletics
Women's 800 metres
 Bronze Abdalaati Iguider United Kingdom 2012 London
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Athletics
Men's 1500 metres
 Bronze Mohammed Rabii Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Boxing
Men's welterweight
 Gold Soufiane El Bakkali Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Athletics
Men's 3000 metres steeplechase

See also

References