2017 Islamic Solidarity Games

The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games was a multinational, multi-sport event that was held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 12 to 22 May 2017. Previously the event has been held in Saudi Arabia in 2005 and Indonesia in 2013. The second event, originally scheduled to take place in October 2009 in Iran, was later re-scheduled but then cancelled.

4th Islamic Solidarity Games
Host cityBaku, Azerbaijan
MottoGücümüz həmrəylikdədir (Solidarity is our strength!)
Nations participating54
Athletes participating6000
Opening ceremony12 May 2017 (2017-05-12)
Closing ceremony22 May 2017 (2017-05-22)
Officially opened byIlham Aliyev
President of Azerbaijan
Main venueBaku National Stadium
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The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) is responsible for the direction and control of the Islamic Solidarity Games.[1]


On October 2012, the National Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan submitted its bid for 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games during the 18th Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation meeting held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.[2] Baku was awarded the event during the General Assembly of ISSF in 2013, which was also held in Jeddah.[3]

Participating nations

All 56 members of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation participated in the Games. Due to the suspension of the Kuwait Olympic Committee, athletes from Kuwait participated in the Games as Independent ISSF Athletes, under the flag of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation. Athletes and coaches will be accredited by the ISSF, they will wear ISSF uniforms and any medals won, will be done so under the ISSF banner and anthem. Along the Kuwait athletes, athletes of Libya and Sudan, were scheduled to compete under ISSF banner, but withdrew hours before the opening ceremony.[4]

Below is a list of all the participating NOCs; the number of competitors per delegation is indicated in brackets.


There are 17 competition venues that will be used during the Games. The main stadium, known as Baku National Stadium, has an all-seater capacity of 69,870 seats.

Venue NameSports
AZAL ArenaFootball
Azerbaijan Weightlifting AcademyWeightlifting
Baku Aquatics CentreDiving, Swimming
Baku Basketball ArenaBasketball 3×3
Baku Crystal Hall 1Volleyball
Baku Crystal Hall 2Boxing, Zurkhaneh
Baku National StadiumAthletics, Para Athletics, Ceremonies
Baku Shooting CentreShooting
Baku Sports HallKarate, Taekwondo, Wushu
Baku Tennis AcademyTennis
Baku Water Polo ArenaWater Polo
Bayil StadiumFootball
Dalga ArenaFootball
Heydar Aliyev ArenaJudo, Blind Judo, Freestyle Wrestling, Greco-Roman Wrestling
National Gymnastics ArenaArtistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics
Sarhadchi ArenaHandball, Table Tennis
Tofiq Bahramov Republican StadiumFootball


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Registration for Volunteers Program of Baku 2017 4th Islamic Solidarity Games was available between October 17, 2016-December 11, 2016.Within this period the Volunteers Program had 12500 registered applicants. All the registered applicants were invited for the interview at the Volunteers Centre at Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Education and Sports from November 7, 2016 to February 16, 2017.

The main goal of the program is to ensure Baku 2017 volunteers development, enable them to have a successful career in future, and support in achieving their long-term life goals.


24 disciplines from 21 sports[5] were contested in this edition of Islamic Solidarity Games. Some sports also included disabled sport events such as athletics and judo.[6]

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Azerbaijan)

1 Azerbaijan (AZE)*755037162
2 Turkey (TUR)706857195
3 Iran (IRI)39263297
4 Uzbekistan (UZB)15173163
5 Bahrain (BHR)125421
6 Algeria (ALG)7122140
7 Morocco (MAR)751527
8 Indonesia (INA)6292358
9 Egypt (EGY)65718
10 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)45817
11 Saudi Arabia (KSA)41611
12 Jordan (JOR)311216
13 Iraq (IRQ)27514
14 Kazakhstan (KAZ)251219
15 Turkmenistan (TKM)24713
16 Qatar (QAT)23712
17 Nigeria (NGR)2316
18 Syria (SYR)22610
19 Tunisia (TUN)13812
20 Cameroon (CMR)1269
21 Bangladesh (BAN)1113
 Senegal (SEN)1113
23 Gambia (GAM)1102
24 Benin (BEN)1012
 Guinea-Bissau (GBS)1012
 Mozambique (MOZ)1012
27 Pakistan (PAK)03912
28 Oman (OMA)0347
29 United Arab Emirates (UAE)0134
30 Guyana (GUY)0123
 Suriname (SUR)0123
32 Djibouti (DJI)0112
33 Mali (MLI)0101
 Uganda (UGA)0101
35 Afghanistan (AFG)0066
36 Ivory Coast (CIV)0044
 Tajikistan (TJK)0044
38 Malaysia (MAS)0022
 Yemen (YEM)0022
40 Lebanon (LBN)0011
Totals (40 nations)268268350886




  • AZAL: Last March, Azerbaijan airlines signed a partnership with Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games.[7]
  • BonAqua: Bon aqua is a brand of The Coca-Cola Company made in Azerbaijani. They officially announced their partnership with the Islamic games.[8]
  • SOCAR: On 11 April, SOCAR signed their partnership. The company committed to have a long-term partnership with the committee of the Islamic games.[9]
  • BP:On 6 February, The organizing committee signed an agreement with BP a major oil and gas company in Azerbaijan.[10]
  • MICROPLUS: Italian company committed for the Data Processing and Timing of the Baku 2017 games[11]


  • AZ Holding Group: Milla and AZ (Azerbaijan Food and Packaging Company): The Azerbaijani company Milla is the first supporter to prolong their collaboration with the organizing committee of the Islamic games.[12] 
  • Nestlé: Nestlé Azerbaijan will also be an official supplier of the 4th Islamic solidarity games.[13]
  • Iticket AZ: Iticket.az is the official ticketing supporter of the Baku 2017 games.[14]

Official mascots

The Azerbaijani Karabakh horses named were announced as mascots in February 13, 2017.[15] Inje is the name of the female version and the name Jasur was selected for the male version.[16]


List of channels will be Broadcasting the game:


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  11. "More Official Partners announced". www.baku2017.com. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
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  13. "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
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  20. "İdman Azərbaycan". www.idmantv.az. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  21. "Bangladesh Television- | বাংলাদেশ টেলিভিশন-". www.btv.gov.bd. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  22. "Office de Radiodiffusion et Télévision du Bénin (ORTB) - ACCUEIL". www.ortb.bj. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  23. "Radio Television Brunei". www.rtb.gov.bn. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  24. "Radiodiffusion Télévision du Burkina".
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  26. "Office National Radio et Télévision Tchadien". onrtv.td (in French). Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  27. "RTNC | La voix du peuple – Actualités, infos en direct, Radio en direct – Actualités, infos en direct". rtnc.cd (in French). Retrieved 2017-05-05.
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  38. "Home - My Klik". myklik.rtm.gov.my. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
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  41. "Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation". Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  42. "Televisão de Moçambique".
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  44. "NTA.ng - Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide - Nigerian Television Authority | Africa's Largest Network". NTA.ng - Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  45. "PTV's Official Web Portal". Retrieved 2017-05-05.
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  47. "SBC Website". www.sbc.sa (in Arabic). Archived from the original on 2015-08-31. Retrieved 2017-05-06.
  48. "Radiodiffusion Télévision Sénégalaise". www.rts.sn (in French). Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  49. "Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation".
  50. "Home - ATV". www.atv.sr. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  51. "AzamTV".
  52. "Television Togolaise | Television Togolaise, Au Coeur de votre Vie". tvt.tg (in French). Retrieved 2017-05-05.
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