Ultrarunning with the Moroccans: 180 miles across the High Atlas mountains | The Guardian

Morocco’s diverse landscape attracts all sorts of athletic competitions, from Atlas mountain marathons to kite-surfing in Dakhla: Samir Akhdar skims over loose rocks and scree, his feet barely touching the ground. Running behind him is like watching a dancer: his arms and upper body making instant, almost imperceptible adjustments. I only ever witnessed a few moments of this early each morning before Samir and the other local runners competing to ...

Ambitious Morocco gearing up to surprise at AfroBasket 2015 | FIBA

An update on Morocco’s national basketball team: “underdogs who can become big dogs”: Morocco‘s newly appointed head coach Toni Vujanic is a confident man, and he is making sure to instil that attitude to his team for the upcoming AfroBasket 2015. Vujanic, who took over in mid June, took his 14-player preliminary squad to his native Serbia, where they spent the last two weeks of training camp. They played eight ...

Moroccan athletes shine in Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles | Maghreb Arab Press

Thirty-six Moroccans competed in the Special Olympics this summer in Los Angeles, taking home 41 medals: The Moroccan Special Olympics athletes shined during the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games which opened on July 25 in Los Angeles, California. The Moroccan 36-member team harvested 41 medals, including 15 gold ones, and gave an impressive performance in regional and international competitions against very strong rivals.  The 2015 Games featured competitions in ...
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