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Morocco at the Olympics
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
- "Official abbreviations" at The Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo, 1964, [p. 9 of 409 PDF]; retrieved 2012-10-12.
- "Comité Olympique Marocain". International Olympic Committee. http://www.olympic.org/morocco. Retrieved 2011-06-13.