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., Olympic Review
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 also participated in the Winter Olympic Games
on four occasions since 1968, but not since 1992.
Moroccan athletes have won a total of twenty one medals, eighteen in athletics
and three in boxing
. Hicham El Guerrouj
, with two gold medals and one silver medal, and Saïd Aouita
, with one gold and one silver, are Morocco's two multiple medal winners.
The National Olympic Committee
for Morocco was created in 1959.
List of medalists
Medals by Games
Medals by sport
Morocco at the Olympics Read More