SKAH Khalid (1967) Morocco / Track and Field
No Olympic champion has roused passions as much as this Moroccan runner. He was booed when he rose on the podium at the Barcelona games after winning the 10,000 race.The spectators accused him of taking unfair advantage of help from a fellow countryman to win. The other Moroccan runner had got in the way of Skah's chief rival, a Kenyan, just as the latter was beginning a sprint. Skah was at first disqualified, but was finally awarded his medal after the judges had conferred. No doubt his victory was well deserved despite this incident.