Doha, 29 May 2022 - Countdown has begun for the fifth edition of 2022 Islamic Solidarity Games to be hosted in Turkey’s city of Konya from 9th to 18th of August and will see approximately 6000 athletes from 58 countries.
The Qatar Olympic Committee will have 12 national federations in this year’s edition to compete in 16 sport disciplines, including basketball, volleyball , handball, cycling, athletics, swimming, shooting, Taekwondo, Judo, Karate, weightlifting, wrestling, fencing and gymnastics.
Most notably, these games’ preparatory meeting was attended by representatives from 58 countries who confirmed their participation in Konya . The Islamic Solidarity Games is the second most popular sport event behind the Olympic Games in terms of participants’ number.
This year’s edition is expected to see 6000 athletes will spare no effort to fight nail and tooth for the top honors in multiple individual and group games.
This fifth Islamic Solidary Games were originally planned to be held in September 2021, but rescheduled to August 2022 due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Islamic Solidary Games is a significant sport event that brings together multinational athletes.
These games are regularly organized by the Islamic Solidary Sports Federation , which was founded in May 6, 1985 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia under the patronage of Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Historically, Saudi Arabia hosted these games in 2005, Indonesia’s city of Palembang played a host city in 2013, Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku organized the fourth edition from 12th to 22nd of May, 2017 and Cameroon was selected to host the sixth edition in 2025.