For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for, Note: preferences and languages are saved separately in https mode. He took the silver for marathon losing to Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia by less than 25 seconds. 70s athletes track field bloc olympic 80s eastern gold medals 47pm utc root mar instagram sports athlete Would you like to suggest this photo as the cover photo for this article? Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users. One name stood out in their very first delegation to the Olympics. A team from Morocco was first at the Olympic Games in 1960. var md = new Date() Morocco at the Olympics is a history which began in 1959. "August","September","October","November","December") You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo. Morocco did start participating in the Winter Games in 1968 but they are somewhat inconsistent in their participation missing three meetings (1972 1980) before coming back in 1984 just to miss four more starting 1994. var months = new Array ("January","February","March","April","May","June","July","August","September","October","November","December") Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list. Moroccan athletes have won a total of twenty one medals, eighteen in athletics and three in boxing. This page was last modified on 19 March 2022, at 14:46. Sad Aouita took the gold for the men's 5000 meters and Nawal El Moutawakel for the women's 400 meter hurdles. cameroon penalties dailytrust noc {{::lang.NameEnglish}} - {{::lang.NameNative}}, {{::mainImage.info.license.name || 'Unknown'}}, {{current.info.license.usageTerms || current.info.license.name || current.info.license.detected || 'Unknown'}}, Uploaded by: {{current.info.uploadUser}} on {{current.info.uploadDate | date:'mediumDate'}}. Forty seven athletes represented Morocco in ten sports on forty five separate events. 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When they came back in 1984, they again made history by winning their first Olympic gold medal. 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. + " " + md.getFullYear()); Morocco competed for the first three days of the 1976 Games before withdrawing in support of the boycott by most other African nations. If you are using an Ad-Blocker, it might have mistakenly blocked our content. The very next year, they made their debut in the 1960 Summer Games held in Rome, Italy by sending a delegation completely made up of men. Moroccan athletes have won a total of twenty two medals, nineteen in athletics and three in boxing. 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. This is when they chose to boycott the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow is support of the United States' push against Moscow. document.write(" CITE THIS PAGE: "+ author + ", "" + document.title + "." Topend Sports Website, "+ published + ", "+ url + ", Accessed " + md.getDate()+" " + months[md.getMonth()] + " " + md.getFullYear()); Abdesselam will be Morocco's only Olympic medalist for 24 years. Morocco also boycotted the 1976 Games, withdrawing after having initially sent a delegation. An extension you use may be preventing Wikiwand articles from loading properly. The Moroccan Olympic Committee was created in 1959 and was officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the same year. Although Morocco did participate in the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal, Canada, they later on withdrew in support of the African nations' boycott against the South African apartheid team. Cover photo is available under {{::mainImage.info.license.name || 'Unknown'}} license. var md = new Date(document.lastModified) If you're using HTTPS Everywhere or you're unable to access any article on Wikiwand, please consider switching to HTTPS (https://www.wikiwand.com). Home > Events > Olympics > Summer > Countries > Morocco. 1997-2022 Topend Sports Network Morocco has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games on four occasions since 1968, but not since 1992. Since their debut, Morocco only missed the Summer Games once. Morocco has been in the Winter Olympic Games four times since 1968, but not since 1992. The first Arab Muslim woman to win an Olympic gold medal was Morocco's. Hicham El Guerrouj, with two gold medals and one silver medal, and Sad Aouita, with one gold and one silver, are Morocco's two multiple medal winners. The National Olympic Committee for Morocco was created in 1959.

[1] 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. The National Olympic Committee for Morocco was formed in 1959. To see what's coming up, check out the calendar of major sporting events.

They have been in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Check out the list of Olympic Games sports, as well as discontinued and demonstration sports. You will need to temporarily disable your Ad-blocker to view this page. The next Olympics will be in Paris 2024, followed by the Winter edition in Milan-Cortina 2026. How to Cite. The largest sporting event in the world is the Olympic Games, but there are many other multi-sport games. Give good old Wikipedia a great new look: This article was just edited, click to reload, This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (. The name Rhadi Ben Abdesselam made history for being the very first Moroccan to win an Olympic medal. The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Morocco is MRC. In terms of single sport events, nothing beats the FIFA World Cup. 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. document.write("Page last modified: "+ md.getDate()+" " + months[md.getMonth()] This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :( Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.Please download and use one of the following browsers: An extension you use may be preventing Wikiwand articles from loading properly.

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