2010 Islamic Solidarity Games

The 2nd Islamic Solidarity Games were going to be an international sporting event scheduled to be held in Iran on 9–25 April 2010. The Games were cancelled following a dispute between the host country and Saudi Arabia.

2nd Islamic Solidarity Games
Host cityTehran, Esfahan, Mashhad
Events193 in 14 sports
Opening ceremony9 April
Closing ceremony25 April
Main venueTakhti Stadium
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Suspension and cancellation of Games

It was reported 3 May 2009, that Iran had suspended the games due to a dispute over the use of the term "Persian Gulf". Saudi Arabia and other Arabic countries disapproved of the use of the term "Persian Gulf" on literature and medals and insisted the term "Arabian Gulf" or just "Gulf" be used instead. Iran claimed it was still in talks to try to salvage the games.[1]

On 17 January 2010, the governing body of the ISG reported that the event had been cancelled due to the tension between Arab states and Iran over the name of the body of water.[2]






Official sports

Demonstration sports

  • Zurkhaneh
  • Disabled sports
    • Futsal
    • Shooting
    • Sitting volleyball
    • Table tennis


  1. Iran Suspends Islamic Games over Row. The Guardian (3 May 2009).
  2. Ap, Riyadh (2010-01-17). "Islamic Solidarity Games cancelled after gulf row divides nations". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
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