fourth Islamic Solidarity Games take place from 8-22 May in Baku, Azerbaijan
and will feature men’s and women’s handball.
week the draw was made for the male and female preliminary round groups who
will compete at the Sarhadchi Arena over the six-day competition from 9-14 May.
team sport draw featured five sports: football, volleyball, basketball 3x3,
water polo and handball.
Islamic Solidarity Games involve elite athletes from the 57-member countries of
the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, with the Games overseen by The
Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF). Non-Muslim citizens of these
countries also participate in the Games which include 20 sports, in total,
complete with two para-sports.
first Islamic Solidarity Games took place in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in 2005,
followed by Tehran, Iran (2010) and Palembang, Indonesia, in 2013.
Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity
Games – Handball Draw
Women’s Competition (5 teams)
Uzbekistan, Ivory Coast, Turkey, Azerbaijan
teams will play each other once, with the first two teams competing in the gold
medal match. The third and fourth-placed teams will play for the bronze medal.
Men’s Competition (8 teams)
A: Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Azerbaijan
B: Turkey, Morocco, Iraq, Afghanistan
top two teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals, with the
winners of each semi-final playing for gold and the losers for bronze.
for the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games are available online, via the
Baku2017 website – www.baku2017.com/tickets or via 12 outlets located across
For further information visit www.baku2017.com.
Photos: Baku 2017