Islamic Solidarity Games Baku 2017-Few Days to Go

Founder Editor Tazeen Akhtar..

For few days to go to the games the flashmob of over 200 youngsters was organized jointly by Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games and "Icherisheher" State Historical-Architectural Administration.

The main purpose of the event was to celebrate 25 days to go to Baku-2017 Games as well as increase public awareness about the games and develop atmosphere of the Games.

The mass action aimed at promoting Baku 2017 IV Islamic Solidarity Games gathered a group of youngsters (flashmob) at the defined location and over 50 supporting dancers who welcomed participant countries carrying their flags and sent a message "Baku is waiting". We should note that around 200 volunteers representing Baku-2017 also actively participated in the flashmob.

As the organizers said, holding the flashmob in Icherisheher, which is the example of architecture and art, is not a coincidence. Nowadays, marvel of our architecture and culture - Icherisheher - is a historical reserve of Azerbaijan and the main reason of holding flashmob here is to demonstrate oriental soul of Azerbaijan to the guests from foreign countries. Icherisheher architectural complex which has lived through centuries keeps many secrets in walls of its buildings and in its narrow streets. Guests shortly visiting the country will see this oriental and architectural marvel as well as feel themselves part of history.

One of participants who was choreographer of flashmob Kamran Gadirli shared his impression of the event: "as the participant, I am delighted to be part of Baku-2017 Islamic Solidarity Games. The Games time is coming close and excitement rises. The main goal of being here is to share with everybody our excitement. I am sure that the visitors will enjoy beauty of our Baku during the Games."

The Azerbaijan Islamic Solidarity Games Operations Committee (AISGOC) and the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) have  announced that athletes from all 57 ISSF member nations will compete at the forthcoming 4th Islamic Solidarity Games, which will take place in Baku, between the 12 and 22 May.

The   announcement   comes   after   ISSF and   AISGOC brokered an agreement between all parties to enable athletes from Kuwait to participate in the Games as Independent Islamic Solidarity Games Athletes, who will compete under the Flag of the ISSF.

As part of this agreement only athletes and coaches will be accredited by the ISSF and will wear ISSF uniforms. Any medals won, will be done so under the ISSF banner. In order to provide them with the necessary level of support, the ISSF has appointed an independent Chef de Mission, who will coordinate the participation of these athletes.

Speaking about this announcement H.E. Faisal Abdulaziz Al-Nassar, Secretary General of the ISSF said: “The Islamic Solidarity Games is a multi-national, multi-cultural, multi-sport event inspired by a spirit of unity and solidarity. We believe that bringing together athletes from across the Islamic world will foster friendship and understanding amongst the young people of our diverse community.

We are therefore delighted that athletes from all 57 ISSF member nations will be competing at these Games and would like to place on record our gratitude to all parties for helping make this happen.”

 

 

 

 

The Islamic Solidarity Games is a multinational, multi-sport event held by the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF).

 

Their first event was held in 2005 in Saudi Arabia. The second event, originally scheduled to take place in October 2009 in Iran, was later re-scheduled for April 2010, but then cancelled. The third Games took place in 2013 in Indonesia. Azerbaijan was delighted when the eighth elective General Assembly of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF), based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, chose Baku to be the host city of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in 2017.

 

4 core values of Baku 2017

 

Unity - We work together as one team with one voice, overcoming boundaries that separate us and reinforcing the values that unite us.

Peace- We stand for harmony and peace by understanding and appreciating the differences between us.

Respect - We show respect and celebrate multi-culturalism, traditions, religions and heritages.

Excellence - We strive for excellence in everything we do.

Our motto is - Solidarity is our strength!