The fifth iteration of the Islamic Solidarity Games will take place in the province of Konya in central Turkey. While the international event’s qualification stages have already started, the ceremonial opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday (9 August).
The competition, which concludes on August 18, will feature more than 4,000 competitors from 56 nations. In 24 fields, athletes and teams will compete. Turkey has 461 athletes competing in all sports.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic-related constraints, the games had to be postponed one year. 355 medals are up for grabs for athletes this year.
Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah initially hosted the Islamic Solidarity Games in 2005. The goal is to foster the growth of athletes while fostering unity and ties among Muslim-majority nations. The competitions are open to non-Muslim residents of certain nations. The most recent games were held in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 2017.
Turkey won 305 medals overall in the previous competitions, including 95 gold, 101 silver, and 109 bronze.
Athletics, three-on-three basketball, cycling, bocce, gymnastics, fencing, soccer, weightlifting, handball, judo, karate, kickboxing, table tennis, archery, taekwondo, volleyball, swimming, traditional archery, para-athletics, para-table tennis, and para-swimming are among the sports in which athletes will compete in Konya.
The events will take place at 12 different locations in Konya, including stadiums and athletic facilities.
History of Islamic Solidarity Games
The first Islamic Solidarity Games took place in 2005 at Mecca, Saudi Arabia. 7000 competitors (all male) representing 54 nations competed in the first event, which featured 13 different sports.
A dispute between Iran and the Arab world forced the cancellation of the second edition after the first. Although the event was originally planned for 2009, Iran staged it once more in 2010. The ISG has been held every four years since 2010.
Previous Hosts of Islamic Solidarity Games
|2005||April 8 to 20||Mecca, Saudi Arabia|
|2013||September 22 to October 1||Palembang, Indonesia|
|2017||May 12 to 22||Baku, Azerbaijan|
|2021( Postponed to 2022)||August 9 to 18, 2022||Konya, Turkey|
The ISG 2022 Schedule And Location
ISG initially planned to host it in 2021, according to the record. In 2021, the fifth edition was scheduled to take place in Konya, Turkey. The Tokyo Olympics in 2021 clashed with the dates, though. So, after being postponed because of Covid-19, it was again postponed in August 2022. The Islamic Solidarity Games will take place in Konya, Turkey, in August of this year. The ISG’s schedule and events are shown below:
|August 5, 2022||Cycling|
|August 6, 2022||Cycling|
|August 7, 2022||Handball, Swimming, cycling, and table tennis|
|August 8, 2022||Swimming, cycling, handball, table tennis, volleyball, and football|
|August 9, 2022||Opening ceremony, archery, swimming, bocce, football, handball, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, and volleyball|
|August10, 2022||Athletics, swimming, bocce, football, handball, gymnastics, Wrestling, archery, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, and volleyball|
|August 11, 2022||Athletics, wrestling, archery, gymnastics, weightlifting, cycling, handball, shooting, table tennis, swimming, bocce, football, taekwondo, and volleyball|
|August 12, 2022||Cycling, bocce, football, Athletics, wrestling, weightlifting, archery, handball, taekwondo, and volleyball|
|August 13, 2022||Athletics, bocce, football, handball, wrestling, weightlifting, archery, cycling, taekwondo, and volleyball|
|August 14, 2022||Athletics, cycling, swimming, football, gymnastics, 3×3 basketball, weightlifting, archery, fencing, handball, shooting, table tennis, and volleyball|
|August 15, 2022||Athletics, archery, fencing, swimming, Judo, 3×3 basketball, weightlifting, football, shooting, table tennis, and volleyball|
|August 16, 2022||Swimming, football, shooting, Judo, 3×3 basketball, archery, fencing, kickboxing|
|August 17, 2022||Fencing, swimming, Judo, 3×3 basketball, archery, gymnastics, karate, kickboxing|
|August 18, 2022||Closing ceremony, karate, archery, gymnastics, and kickboxing|