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!
Knowledge - Friday 12 May
Baku will welcome the world with a spectacular Opening Ceremony that tells a universal story of peace and hope, and celebrates the enormous contribution Islamic civilisation has made to everything around us. Springing from the age-old culture of Azerbaijan, it follows a little girl and her kite on an inspirational journey of knowledge and discovery.
Gilavar - Monday 22 May
Rooted in the country’s elemental landscapes, the Closing Ceremony explores Azerbaijan’s beautiful heritage and takes a joyous look at the city of winds, Baku, where the gentle breeze of the Gilavar warms our hearts with positive change. Together we will celebrate the great achievements of our athletes and share the spirit of the Games – unity and solidarity – with the world.
Athletics & Para Athletics
Judo & Blind Judo