Qatar volleyball team off to Turkey for Islamic Solidarity Games

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August 15,2022
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05-August-2022

Qatar volleyball team off to Turkey for Islamic Solidarity Games

DOHA - Qatar national volleyball team left  Doha  on Friday  to Turkey to participate in the fifth edition of the Islamic Solidarity Games which will be held  in Turkey’s city of Konya from 9th to 18th of  August and  will see  approximately 6000 athletes  from  58 countries.

The Qatar Olympic Committee will have  12 national federations in this year’s edition to compete in  16 sport disciplines, including basketball, volleyball , handball, cycling, athletics, swimming, shooting, Taekwondo,  Judo, Karate, weightlifting, wrestling, fencing and gymnastics.

This fifth Islamic Solidary Games were originally planned to be held in September 2021, but rescheduled to August 2022 due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Islamic Solidary Games is a significant sport event that brings together multinational athletes.

These  games are regularly organized by the  Islamic Solidary Sports Federation , which  was founded in May 6, 1985 in  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia under the patronage of Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Historically, Saudi Arabia hosted these games in 2005, Indonesia’s city of Palembang played  a host city in 2013,  Azerbaijan’s capital  city of Baku organized the fourth edition from 12th to 22nd of May, 2017  and Cameroon was selected  to host the sixth edition in 2025.