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Muay Thai World Championship: Morocco’s Meriem El Moubarik Wins Gold Medal

Stockholm – Morocco's Meriem El Moubarik (51 kg) won a gold medal, Saturday, after beating in the final Vietnamese Ly Bui Yen at the Muay Thai World Championship, held on 19-29 May in Jonkoping, Sweden. This victory against Ly Bui Yen, three times world champion, brings to two gold medals won by the Moroccan team participating in this world event. Champion Saad Saadoun (57 kg) won a gold medal after beating ...

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Muay Thai World Championship: Morocco Wins Gold Medal

Stockholm – The Moroccan Muay Thai team won one gold medal, two silver and two bronze ones at the Muay Thai World Championship, held in the city of Jonkoping in Sweden. Champion Saad Saadoun (57 kg) won a gold medal after beating Friday night in the final Rustan Bayramduryen (Turkmenistan). For his part, Aziz El felak (- 81 kg) won a silver medal after his defeat in the final by Russian Sergey Veselkin. The ...

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CAN-2017 Qualifiers: Morocco Beats Congo Brazzaville 2-0 in Friendly

Tangier - Moroccan football squad beat Congo Brazzaville 2-0, on Friday at the Grand Stade de Tanger, in a friendly game in preparation of the qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations (CAN-2017). Ziach Hakim scored twice in the 4th minute and the 56th minute (penalty) for the Atlas Lions. In its forthcoming qualifier game for the CAN-2017 (5th day of group F), the national team, which already clinched its ...

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Around 250 Triathletes to Participate in Rabat Triathlon

Rabat - Around 250 triathletes will take part in Rabat Triathlon, which will be held Saturday on the shores of Bouregreg, as part of the "Rabat capital of Arab youth" event, held under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI, organizers said on Thursday. Organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, in partnership with the Moroccan Royal Federation of Sports for All, this sporting event will bring together ...

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Morocco Wins 33rd Tunisia International Cycling Tour

Rabat - Moroccan cycling team won the 33rd Tunisia International Cycling Tour, held on May 21-24 May, while Moroccan cyclist Essaid Abelouach got the green jersey for the best climber. The Moroccan squad led the team standing, followed by the continental team "Al Marakeb," while the Emirati team of Sharjah ranked third. Nearly 70 cyclists representing 12 teams from Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, ...

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Badr Hari’s Trial to Resume this Tuesday

Rabat - Moroccan heavy-weight kickboxer Badr Hari is expected to stand trial Tuesday, 24 May,  for his alleged assault and battery against a waiter in a luxury hotel in Marrakech in April. Badr Hari was arrested immediately as he arrived in Mohammed V airport in Casablanca on Saturday 15 May after the victim filed a complaint against him. He was under custody for 48 hours, but was released after he paid a b ...

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Five Moroccan Athletes Arrested for Links to Steroid Use

Rabat - Authorities suspect sixty Moroccan athletes of using performance enhancing steroids, based on cell phone numbers gathered from the devices of known vendors of the substances considered illicit in athletic competitions, according to a new report by Medias24.  A source close to the matter said five people have been arrested in relation to the short text messages they received from the steroid dealers ...

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Morocco’s Sofiane Boufal Named Best African Player in France

Rabat - Morocco and Lille midfielder Sofiane Boufal has been named on Monday best African player in France's Ligue 1 for the season 2015-2016. The 22-year-old beat Algeria and Lyon's Rachid Ghezzal and Cheikh N'Doye of Senegal and Angers to win the Marc-Vivien Foe Trophy. Boufal is the third Moroccan to win the prize, which is named after the Cameroonian international player that died at the age of 28 of a ...

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Morocco Ranks 64 in FIFA World rankings

Rabat – Morocco soccer team remained unmoved at number 64 in the latest rankings of the International Football Federation (FIFA) for the month of May, released on Thursday. On the continental level, the "Atlas Lions" ranked 12th with 555 points, while Algeria climbed four spots to 33rd place to lead the continent followed by the Ivory Coast and Ghana. With no international matches in April, all teams in the ...

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IOC Lauds Morocco’s Efforts to Develop National Sport

Rabat - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) lauded efforts made by Morocco to develop the national sport as well as the Kingdom's interest in promoting young people's status. "IOC officials have lauded efforts made by the Moroccan government to develop the national sport and the interest in promoting young people's status," said a statement by the Moroccan National Olympic Committee (CNOM) after a vis ...

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Morocco’s Mehdi Bennani Wins WTCC Race in Hungary

Rabat - Moroccan auto racer Mehdi Bennani won the opening race at the Hungaroring circuit for Sébastien Loeb Racing in Hungary on Sunday from pole position. Despite the difficult conditions of the racing field, the Moroccan racer managed to drive safely with the help of his good choice of tires. Bennani, driving a Citroen, occupied the lead from the start with a highly accomplished victory, his second in WT ...

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CAN-2016 Futsal: Morocco Beats Egypt 3-2 in Final

Johannesburg - Morocco won Egypt 3-2, on Sunday in Johannesburg, in the final game of the 2016 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations. The Atlas Lions made it through to the final game thanks to their victory over Mozambique 4-1 on Friday. Morocco's qualification to the final game, gives the national squad a ticket to the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup, which will be held in Colombia. ...

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