Morocco made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1960 and has competed ever since, with the exception of 1980 where it participated in the United States led boycott. The nation also participated in the African boycott, but only after some of its athletes had competed. Morocco sends a medium-sized delegation with 2-5 dozen athletes competing in a variety of sports, most commonly, athletics, boxing, football, judo, weightlifting and wrestling.

Morocco won its first medal in 1960 and has won at least one medal at each Olympics since 1984. In total the nation has won 23 medals across two sports; 19 in athletics and 4 in boxing. The most successful athlete is runner Hicham El Guerrouj whom won three medals. In 2000 El Guerrouj won silver in the men’s 1500m and in 2004 he won two gold medals in the 1500m and 5000m events. In 2016 Morocco won a single medal.

Qualified Quotas


Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 800m Mostafa Smaili
Men’s 1500m Brahim Kaazouzi
Abdelaati Iguider
Rabia Doukhana
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Soufiane El Bakkali
Mohamed Tindouft
Abdelkarim Ben Zahra
Men’s Marathon Over 3 Eligible Athletes

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 1500m Rababe Arafi
Women’s 5000m Siham Hilali