Islamic Solidarity Games

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Islamic Solidarity Games
ألعاب التضامن الإسلامي
First event 2005  Saudi Arabia
Occur every Four years
Purpose Multi-sport event for member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Organization ISSF

The Islamic Solidarity Games (Arabic: ألعاب التضامن الإسلامي‎) is a multinational, multi-sport event. The Games involve the elite athletes of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference. The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) is the organisation that is responsible for the direction and control of the Islamic Solidarity Games.

History[edit]

The first event was held in 2005 in Saudi Arabia and there are currently 57 members of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference. Non-Muslim citizens in the member countries are also allowed to take part in the Games.

A second event, originally scheduled to take place in October 2009 in Iran, and later re-scheduled for April 2010, was canceled after a dispute arose between Iran and the Arab World over the use of the term Persian Gulf in logos for the Games, as some countries in the Arab world use the term "arabian gulf" to refer to the Persian Gulf. Dispute over the name has been a recurring source of disharmony between Arab states and Iran.[1] The next edition will take place in 2013 in Indonesia.[2] The fourth edition (2017) will be held in Baku.[3]

Editions[edit]

Year Games Host Dates Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Country
2005
I
Saudi Arabia Mecca April 8 – 20
55
6000
15
108
 Saudi Arabia
2010
II
Iran Tehran Cancelled
2013
III
Indonesia Palembang September 22 – October 1
44
1769
13
183
 Indonesia
2017
IV
Azerbaijan Baku Future event

Sports[edit]

18 sports were presented in the Islamic Solidarity Games.

Sport Years
Archery (details) since 2013
Athletics (details) since 2005
Badminton (details) since 2013
Basketball (details) since 2005
Diving (details) since 2005
Equestrian (details) since 2005
Sport Years
Fencing (details) since 2005
Football (details) since 2005
Handball (details) since 2005
Karate (details) since 2005
Table tennis (details) since 2005
Taekwondo (details) since 2005
Sport Years
Tennis (details) since 2005
Swimming (details) since 2005
Volleyball (details) since 2005
Water polo (details) since 2005
Weightlifting (details) since 2005
Wushu (details) since 2013

Medal count[edit]

Below is the medal table of the Islamic Solidarity Games tournaments.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Egypt 40 46 42 128
2  Iran 40 26 23 89
3  Indonesia 37 35 36 108
4  Malaysia 31 22 35 88
5  Saudi Arabia 31 20 25 76
6  Turkey 24 33 53 110
7  Morocco 18 21 18 57
8  Kazakhstan 13 8 6 27
9  Iraq 11 10 8 29
10  Azerbaijan 10 13 16 39
11  Algeria 8 16 21 45
12  Syria 5 3 8 16
13  Oman 3 3 5 11
14  Jordan 3 1 5 9
15  Tunisia 3 0 15 18
16  Pakistan 3 0 1 4
17  Kuwait 2 8 8 18
18  Kyrgyzstan 2 2 4 8
19  Qatar 2 2 2 6
20  Bahrain 2 1 4 7
21  Sudan 1 3 2 6
22  Turkmenistan 1 1 8 10
23  Tajikistan 1 1 0 2
24  United Arab Emirates 0 3 6 9
25  Senegal 0 2 9 11
26  Guyana 0 2 1 3
27  Yemen 0 1 4 5
28  Libya 0 1 2 3
29  Bangladesh 0 1 1 2
 Burkina Faso 0 1 1 2
 Cameroon 0 1 1 2
32  Brunei 0 1 0 1
 Palestine 0 1 0 1
34  Afghanistan 0 0 1 1
 Ivory Coast 0 0 1 1
 Uganda 0 0 1 1
 Lebanon 0 0 1 1
 Sierra Leone 0 0 1 1
Total 291 289 375 956

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ap, Riyadh (17 January 2010). "Islamic Solidarity Games cancelled after gulf row divides nations". London: Guardian/Associated Press. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "ISLAMIC SOLIDARITY GAMES : RIAU 2013 - 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games". Riau Daily Photo. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Baku wins the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games hosting bid". Hürriyet Daily News. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 

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