2017 Islamic Solidarity Games

The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games was a multinational, multi-sport event that was held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 12 to 22 May 2017. Previously the event has been held in Saudi Arabia in 2005 and Indonesia in 2013. The second event, originally scheduled to take place in October 2009 in Iran, was later re-scheduled but then cancelled.

4th Islamic Solidarity Games
2017 ISG Logo Baku.png
Host cityBaku, Azerbaijan
MottoGücümüz həmrəylikdədir (Solidarity is our strength!)
Nations participating54
Athletes participating6000
Opening ceremony12 May 2017 (2017-05-12)
Closing ceremony22 May 2017 (2017-05-22)
Officially opened byIlham Aliyev
President of Azerbaijan
Main venueBaku National Stadium
Websitewww.baku2017.com
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The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) is responsible for the direction and control of the Islamic Solidarity Games.[1]

BiddingEdit

On October 2012, the National Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan submitted its bid for 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games during the 18th Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation meeting held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.[2] Baku was awarded the event during the General Assembly of ISSF in 2013, which was also held in Jeddah.[3]

Participating nationsEdit

All 56 members of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation participated in the Games. Due to the suspension of the Kuwait Olympic Committee, athletes from Kuwait participated in the Games as Independent ISSF Athletes, under the flag of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation. Athletes and coaches will be accredited by the ISSF, they will wear ISSF uniforms and any medals won, will be done so under the ISSF banner and anthem. Along the Kuwait athletes, athletes of Libya and Sudan, were scheduled to compete under ISSF banner, but withdrew hours before the opening ceremony.[4]

Below is a list of all the participating NOCs; the number of competitors per delegation is indicated in brackets.

VenuesEdit

There are 17 competition venues that will be used during the Games. The main stadium, known as Baku National Stadium, has an all-seater capacity of 69,870 seats.

Venue Name Sports
AZAL Arena Football
Azerbaijan Weightlifting Academy Weightlifting
Baku Aquatics Centre Diving, Swimming
Baku Basketball Arena Basketball 3×3
Baku Crystal Hall 1 Volleyball
Baku Crystal Hall 2 Boxing, Zurkhaneh
Baku National Stadium Athletics, Para Athletics, Ceremonies
Baku Shooting Centre Shooting
Baku Sports Hall Karate, Taekwondo, Wushu
Baku Tennis Academy Tennis
Baku Water Polo Arena Water Polo
Bayil Stadium Football
Dalga Arena Football
Heydar Aliyev Arena Judo, Blind Judo, Freestyle Wrestling, Greco-Roman Wrestling
National Gymnastics Arena Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics
Sarhadchi Arena Handball, Table Tennis
Tofiq Bahramov Republican Stadium Football

CalendarEdit

Template:2017 Islamic Solidarity Games calendar

VolunteersEdit

Registration for Volunteers Program of Baku 2017 4th Islamic Solidarity Games was available between October 17, 2016-December 11, 2016. Within this period the Volunteers Program had 12500 registered applicants. All the registered applicants were invited for the interview at the Volunteers Centre at Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Education and Sports from November 7, 2016 to February 16, 2017.

The main goal of the program is to ensure Baku 2017 volunteers development, enable them to have a successful career in future, and support in achieving their long-term life goals.

SportsEdit

24 disciplines from 21 sports[5] were contested in this edition of Islamic Solidarity Games. Some sports also included disabled sport events such as athletics and judo.[6]

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Azerbaijan)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Azerbaijan (AZE)*755037162
2  Turkey (TUR)706857195
3  Iran (IRI)39263297
4  Uzbekistan (UZB)15173163
5  Bahrain (BHR)125421
6  Algeria (ALG)7122140
7  Morocco (MAR)751527
8  Indonesia (INA)6292358
9  Egypt (EGY)65718
10  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)45817
11  Saudi Arabia (KSA)41611
12  Jordan (JOR)311216
13  Iraq (IRQ)27514
14  Kazakhstan (KAZ)251219
15  Turkmenistan (TKM)24713
16  Qatar (QAT)23712
17  Nigeria (NGR)2316
18  Syria (SYR)22610
19  Tunisia (TUN)13812
20  Cameroon (CMR)1269
21  Bangladesh (BAN)1113
  Senegal (SEN)1113
23  Gambia (GAM)1102
24  Benin (BEN)1012
  Guinea-Bissau (GBS)1012
  Mozambique (MOZ)1012
27  Pakistan (PAK)03912
28  Oman (OMA)0347
29  United Arab Emirates (UAE)0134
30  Guyana (GUY)0123
  Suriname (SUR)0123
32  Djibouti (DJI)0112
33  Mali (MLI)0101
  Uganda (UGA)0101
35  Afghanistan (AFG)0066
36  Ivory Coast (CIV)0044
  Tajikistan (TJK)0044
38  Malaysia (MAS)0022
  Yemen (YEM)0022
40  Lebanon (LBN)0011
Totals (40 nations)268268350886

MarketingEdit

SponsorsEdit

Partners

  • AZAL: Last March, Azerbaijan airlines signed a partnership with Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games.[7]
  • BonAqua: Bon aqua is a brand of The Coca-Cola Company made in Azerbaijani. They officially announced their partnership with the Islamic games.[8]
  • SOCAR: On 11 April, SOCAR signed their partnership. The company committed to have a long-term partnership with the committee of the Islamic games.[9]
  • BP:On 6 February, The organizing committee signed an agreement with BP a major oil and gas company in Azerbaijan.[10]
  • MICROPLUS: Italian company committed for the Data Processing and Timing of the Baku 2017 games[11]

Supporters

  • AZ Holding Group: Milla and AZ (Azerbaijan Food and Packaging Company): The Azerbaijani company Milla is the first supporter to prolong their collaboration with the organizing committee of the Islamic games.[12] 
  • Nestlé: Nestlé Azerbaijan will also be an official supplier of the 4th Islamic solidarity games.[13]
  • Iticket AZ: Iticket.az is the official ticketing supporter of the Baku 2017 games.[14]

Official mascotsEdit

The Azerbaijani Karabakh horses named were announced as mascots in February 13, 2017.[15] Inje is the name of the female version and the name Jasur was selected for the male version.[16]

BroadcastersEdit

List of channels will be Broadcasting the game:

External linksEdit

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