Morocco (MAR)

Overview

NOCComité National Olympique Marocain
Flagbearers48

Participants

Olympic Games 495
Youth Olympic Games 43

Description

After gaining independence from France in 1956, a Moroccan National Olympic Committee was established on 15 April 1959, which was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the IOC Session in München in May of the same year. Morocco first competed at the 1960 Roma Olympics. It has since missed only the 1980 Games. Morocco also joined the 1976 African boycott, yet some of its athletes had already competed by then.

Through 2022, Moroccan athletes have won 24 Olympic medals (seven gold), with 20 in track & field athletics (and all the golds), and four in boxing.

With two gold medals, middle distance runner Hicham El Guerrouj, who won both the 1,500 metres and the 5,000 metres at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, has been the country’s top Olympian. Four years earlier, at Sydney 2000, he won the silver in the 1,500 metres. Only two other Moroccan athletes have won two medals: runners Saïd Aouita, with a gold in 1984 and a bronze in 1988, and Hasna Benhassi, with a silver in the 2004 women’s 800 metres, and a bronze in the same event four years later.

Morocco has sent athletes to the Olympic Winter Games in 1968, 1984, 1988, 1992, and from 2010 onwards. They have had 26 Winter Olympians, three of them women. Morocco has only competed in Alpine skiing and cross-country skiing through 2022. In 1984, Ahmad Ouachit had their best finish to date, placing 38th in men’s slalom skiing.

Participations by edition

Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
1960 Summer Olympics Morocco 47 0 47 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Morocco 20 0 20 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Morocco 25 0 25 Results
1968 Winter Olympics Morocco 5 0 5 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Morocco 33 2 35 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Morocco 9 0 9 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Morocco 33 1 34 Results
1984 Winter Olympics Morocco 4 0 4 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Morocco 24 3 27 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Morocco 3 0 3 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Morocco 43 1 44 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Morocco 10 2 12 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Morocco 32 2 34 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Morocco 46 9 55 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Morocco 47 8 55 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Morocco 36 11 47 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Morocco 1 0 1 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Morocco 46 17 63 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Morocco 1 1 2 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Morocco 29 19 48 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Morocco 2 0 2 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Morocco 30 14 44 Results
2022 Winter Olympics Morocco 1 0 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Morocco 4 3 7 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Morocco 1 0 1 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Morocco 9 6 15 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Morocco 14 6 20 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 19 3 22 Results
Archery 0 1 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 6 1 7 Results
Athletics 104 33 137 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 12 0 12 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 0 2 Results
Boxing 62 6 68 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 2 3 5 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 4 0 4 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 13 0 13 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 1 0 1 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 3 0 3 Results
Fencing 11 1 12 Results
Football (Football) 108 0 108 Results
Golf 0 1 1 Results
Judo 20 3 23 Results
Karate 0 1 1 Results
Modern Pentathlon 2 0 2 Results
Rowing 0 1 1 Results
Sailing 2 0 2 Results
Shooting 5 2 7 Results
Surfing 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 4 3 7 Results
Table Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Taekwondo 5 9 14 Results
Tennis 3 0 3 Results
Triathlon 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 9 1 10 Results
Wrestling 28 0 28 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 0 1 Results
Athletics 11 6 17 Results
Boxing 3 1 4 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 0 1 1 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 2 0 2 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 0 1 1 Results
Judo 1 1 2 Results
Karate 3 0 3 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Sailing 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 0 3 Results
Taekwondo 1 2 3 Results
Weightlifting 1 1 2 Results
Wrestling 0 1 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 0 3
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 0 2
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 5 1 7
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 1 3
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 2 3
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 4 5
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 7 5 8 20
Boxing 0 0 4 4

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Taekwondo 1 1 0 2
Alpine Skiing 1 0 0 1
Karate 0 2 1 3
Athletics 0 1 2 3
Boxing 0 1 0 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Hicham El Guerrouj MAR 2 1 0 3
Saïd Aouita MAR 1 0 1 2
Nawal El-Moutawakel MAR 1 0 0 1
Brahim Boutayeb MAR 1 0 0 1
Khalid Skah MAR 1 0 0 1
Soufiane El-Bakkali MAR 1 0 0 1
Hasna Benhassi MAR 0 1 1 2
Rhadi Ben Abdesselam MAR 0 1 0 1
Rachid El-Basir MAR 0 1 0 1
Jaouad Gharib MAR 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Adam Lamhamedi MAR 1 0 0 1
Fatima-Ezzahra Aboufaras MAR 1 0 0 1
Anass Essayi MAR 0 1 0 1
Yassine Elouarz MAR 0 1 0 1
Anwar Zrhari MAR 0 1 0 1
Nabil Ech-Chaabi MAR 0 1 0 1
Yassine Sekouri MAR 0 1 0 1
Safia Salih MAR 0 1 0 1
Hicham Al-Siguéni MAR 0 0 1 1
Hicham Chemlal MAR 0 0 1 1
Oussama Edari MAR 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

Mohamed Ben Hadj Abdelouahed 1961—1997
Nawal El-Moutawakel 1998—
Hicham El Guerrouj 2004—2012