2013 Islamic Solidarity Games

The 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games is an international sporting event held in Palembang, Indonesia from 22 September to 1 October 2013. The 2009 event, originally scheduled to take place in Iran, and later re-scheduled for April 2010, was cancelled after a dispute arose between Iran and the Arab countries.

3rd Islamic Solidarity Games
Host cityPalembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia
MottoHarmony in Unity
Nations participating56
Events18 sports
Opening ceremony22 September
Closing ceremony1 October
Officially opened bySusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President of Indonesia
Main venueGelora Sriwijaya Stadium
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Venues

Venue NameSports
GOR Dempo Jaka BaringBadminton
GOR PSCC PalembangBasketball, Volleyball
Graha Serbaguna Jaka BaringWeightlifting
Jaka Baring Athletic StadiumAthletics
Jaka Baring Beach Volley ArenaBeach Volleyball
Jaka Baring Gymnastic HallWushu
Jaka Baring Main StadiumCeremonies, Football
Jaka Baring Sports CentreArchery
Jaka Baring Swimming StadiumSwimming
Jaka Baring Tennis CourtTennis
Madya Bumi Sriwijaya StadiumFootball
Sriwijaya Promotion CentreKarate, Taekwondo

Participating Nations

There are 57 nations participating in 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games.

Sports

Schedule

OCOpening ceremony Event competitions 1Event finals CCClosing ceremony
September/October 18
Wed
19
Thu
20
Fri
21
Sat
22
Sun
23
Mon
24
Tue
25
Wed
26
Thu
27
Fri
28
Sat
29
Sun
30
Mon
1
Tue

Events
Ceremonies OCCC
Athletics 5 10 5 88 5 142
Archery 2 22 2 2 10
Aquatics-Swimming 66777740
Badminton 257
Basketball 22
Football 11
Karate 465217
Taekwondo 4644321
Tennis 246
Volleyball Indoor 11
Volleyball Beach 22
Weightlifting 443415
Wushu 346720

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Indonesia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Indonesia (INA)*363434104
2 Iran (IRI)30171259
3 Egypt (EGY)26312986
4 Malaysia (MAS)26172972
5 Turkey (TUR)233050103
6 Morocco (MAR)10151439
7 Saudi Arabia (KSA)73616
8 Azerbaijan (AZE)69924
9 Algeria (ALG)56819
10 Oman (OMA)32510
11 Bahrain (BHR)2147
12 Syria (SYR)2136
13 Iraq (IRQ)2114
14 Tunisia (TUN)2079
15 Kuwait (KUW)1438
16 Qatar (QAT)1225
17 Jordan (JOR)1124
18 Guyana (GUY)0202
19 United Arab Emirates (UAE)0134
20 Bangladesh (BAN)0112
 Libya (LBA)0112
22 Brunei (BRU)0101
 Palestine (PLE)0101
24 Turkmenistan (TKM)0044
25 Senegal (SEN)0033
 Yemen (YEM)0033
27 Cameroon (CMR)0011
 Lebanon (LIB)0011
 Sierra Leone (SLE)0011
Totals (29 nations)183181236600

Sports bikini controversy

The Games faced a controversy over female athletes competing in sports bikinis. Some participating nations demanded that all sportswomen competing in the athletics, beach volleyball and swimming events wear body-covering sporting outfits instead of the usual, functional and official sports bikinis regulated by international rules. In some countries of the Muslim world, sporting suits for women called burqini, which cover the whole body except the face, the hands and the feet, are in use in accordance with Islamic culture. Furthermore, some countries asked the organizers to run the male and female events on separate days. Both regulations were applied in the first edition of the Games held in Saudi Arabia in 2005.[2]

The organizing committee refused to fully comply with the demands stating that only the countries ruled by Islamic governments among the 44 participants with Muslim population opposed the two-piece sporting outfits standardized in international sports dress code. The organizers ruled that the use of sports bikinis is set optional so that sportswomen may wear religious-based outfits.[2]

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