The two Moroccan skiers Adam Lamhamedi and Samir Azzimani will defend Morocco's national colours at the Olympic Winter Games scheduled for February 9-25 in PyeongchangLamhamedi is registered in alpine skiing, while Azzimani will compete in the cross-country skiing event. A first in the history of the Moroccan Olympics.
The Moroccan flag will be flown for the eighth time under the Olympic banner, during the 23rd Olympic Winter Games. Adam Lamhamedi will compete in the slalom and giant slalom events in downhill skiing. Lamhamedi will be assisted by his younger brother, Sami and Noureddine Bouchaal, in his quest for an Olympic medal, similar to the one he won at the Youth Olympics in Innsbruck in 2012. Lamhamedi also took part in 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. An honour that was subsequently marked by the IOC, who decided to exhibit his suit and helmet, flocked with the Moroccan flag, at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.
Samir Azzimani, he will take part in the 15 km free cross-country skiing event. Azzimani will be accompanied by Denis Boissière. After competing at the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010 in the alpine ski event, Azzimani is back in another event - the 15 km cross-country skiing.
To prepare for it, the Moroccan followed a long program, which led him to the Moroccan desert, where he perfected his resistance to extreme conditions. Both athletes received financial support from the Moroccan National Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
In Pyeongchang, there are no less than 3,000 athletes from 93 countries, who are expected in the capital of Gangwon Province. 102 events in 15 different disciplines are on the program. Eventually, a hundred medals will be distributed to the winners. A first in the history of the Winter Olympics.