Morocco at the Olympics facts for kids
Morocco at the Olympics is a history which began in 1959.
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.
The National Olympic Committee for Morocco was formed in 1959.
List of medalists
|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 5000 metres|
|Gold||Brahim Boutayeb||1988 Seoul||Athletics||Men's 10000 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 10000 metres|
|Silver||Rachid El Basir||1992 Barcelona||Athletics||Men's 1500 metres|
|Bronze||Mohammed Achik||1992 Barcelona||Boxing||Men's bantamweight|
|Bronze||Salah Hissou||1996 Atlanta||Athletics||Men's 10000 metres|
|Bronze||Khalid Boulami||1996 Atlanta||Athletics||Men's 5000 metres|
|Silver||Hicham El Guerrouj||2000 Sydney||Athletics||Men's 1500 metres|
|Bronze||Ali Ezzine||2000 Sydney||Athletics||Men's 3000 metre steeplechase|
|Bronze||Nezha Bidouane||2000 Sydney||Athletics||Women's 400 metre hurdles|
|Bronze||Brahim Lahlafi||2000 Sydney||Athletics||Men's 5000 metres|
|Bronze||Tahar Tamsamani||2000 Sydney||Boxing||Men's featherweight|
|Gold||Hicham El Guerrouj||2004 Athens||Athletics||Men's 1500 metres|
|Gold||Hicham El Guerrouj||2004 Athens||Athletics Men's 5000 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|
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