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Moroccan athlete Mariem Alaoui Selsouli suspended for 8 years for doping

Taroudant, Morocco- Moroccan athlete Meriem Alaoui Selsouli has been officially suspended for eight years following a positive doping control at a meeting in Paris July 6, 2012, according to the Royal Moroccan Athletics Federation. The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed on April 14, 2014 the decision of the Royal Moroccan Athletics Federation to suspend the athlete Mariem Alaoui Selsouli from taking p ...

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Morocco WTCC 2014: Mehdi Bennani Excluded From the Second Race

Rabat - After he had an accident with Tom Coronel in Marrakech, driver Mehdi Bennani of Morocco was disqualified from the race on Sunday for being underweight. This is big disappointment for Moroccans who were expecting their superstar to shine in the World Touring Car Championship that kicked off on Sunday in Marrakech. Bennani crashed into Tom Coronel at the startline, and Coronel’s Chevrolet was destroye ...

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Morocco’s former Olympic champ honored by Senegalese president

Dakar - Moroccan former Olympic champ and currently vice-chair of the International Olympic Committee, Nawal El Moutawakil, was awarded on Sunday in Dakar the "Commander of the national Lion order" distinction by Senegalese president Macky Sall. Former Youth and Sports Minister at the Moroccan government, El Moutwawakil was the first African woman to become Olympic champ in 1984, in Los Angeles, in the 400 ...

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Race of Morocco: WTCC 2014 results and rankings

Taroudant, Morocco- Following are the results of the first round of the 2014 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) that took place Sunday on the circuit Moulay El Hassan in Marrakech. Race 1 1. José Lopez (ARG/Citroën C-Elysée) 24:40.950 2. Sébastien Loeb (FRA/Citroën C-Elysée) à 0.713 3. Yvan Muller (FRA/Citroën C-Elysée) à 1.607 4. Tom Chilton (GBR/Chevrolet Cruze) à 8.222 5. Dusan Borkovic (SRB/Chevr ...

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Fouzi Lekjaa, New President of Moroccan Football Federation

Skhirate- Fouzi Lakjaa was elected on Sunday president of the Moroccan Royal Football Federation (FRMF), during the FRMF general assembly.  Lekjaa, the only candidate to vie for this position, was elected for a four-year mandate, renewable once. Lekjaa, is the vice-president of the Berkane’s “Renaissance Sportive,” a club playing in the first division of the Moroccan soccer league. ...

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Moroccan Rachid El Morabity wins the three stages of Marathon des Sables

Taroudant, Morocco- Moroccan Rachid El Morabity won Friday's third stage of the 29th Marathon des Sables (MDS) ahead of his fellow competitors, Abdelkader El Mouaziz and five-time winner Mohamad Ahansal. Morocco’s Rachid El Morabity maintained his dominance of this year’s Marathon des Sables by winning stage three. Already victorious of the first two stages, El Morabity "completed the 37.5 kilometre leg in ...

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Casablanca: WTCC Race of Morocco Launched

Casablanca- Launch of  The World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) Race of Morocco 2014, which will open the world championship season for the first time in Marrakech, was officially launched on Thursday in Casablanca. The WTTC Race of Morocco was officially launched at Casablanca’s Hyatt Regency Hotel, during a press conference chaired by Abderrahman Zahid, President of Marrakech Grand Prix and Ménara Holdin ...

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Bayern Munich Interested in Morocco’s Mehdi Benatia

Rabat - According to Italian Press, Bayern Munich is interested in securing the transfer of Morocco’s and AS Roma defender Mehdi Benatia. The same information was reported by Italian journalist and beIN Sport correspondent, Tancredi Palmeri, who said in his Twitter account that “Bayern Munich have been scouting Benatia in last 4 games.” Bayern Munich have been scouting Benatia in last 4 games, according to ...

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Kenitra’s Helala Boys: The True Spirit of Sport

 Chicago “When you walk through the storm Hold your head up high And don’t be afraid of the dark At the end of the storm There’s a golden sky And the sweet silver song of the lark  **** Walk on, through the wind Walk on, through the rain Though your dreams be tossed and blown Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart And you’ll never walk alone You’ll never walk alone” Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein ...

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AC Milan to Sign Morocco’s Taarabt On a Permanent Deal

Rabat- AC Milan officials have reached an agreement with Queens Park Rangers to make Taarabt’s loan permanent, according to the Club CEO Adriano Galliani, according to Football Italia. Galliani announced that the Rossoneri have agreed to permanently secure Adil Rami and Adel Taarabt. The AC Milan CEO said that the fees have already been set, but refused to name the deal’s price, saying “We will talk about i ...

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120 Cyclists To Compete For The 27th “Tour Du Maroc”

Rabat- Organized by Morocco’s Royal Cycling Federation, the 27th annual of the Cycling Tour Du Maroc will take place from April 4th to 13th, with the participation of 120 cyclists representing 17 countries. Tour Du Maroc is to kick off in El Jadida on Saturday, April 4th and it will end in Casablanca on Sunday, April 13th. The distance between the starting point and the finish line is about 932 miles (1500 ...

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FC Barcelona Offers $27 million For Morocco’s Mehdi Benatia

Rabat- According to El Mundo Deportivo, FC Barcelona is ready to put up to $27 million US for AS Roma defender Mehdi Benatia. After EL Mundo Deportivo published a picture of Mehdi Benatia on its cover, and proclaimed that he is the best replacement for Carles Puyol, the Catalonian newspaper announced on Sunday that FC Barcelona has made an offer to AS Roma’s management to sign Benatia for $27 million US. El ...

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