Iranian Athletes to Compete in 18 Sports at Islamic Solidarity Games


Iranian Athletes to Compete in 18 Sports at Islamic Solidarity Games

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Chef de Mission Asghar Rahimi says that Iran will send athletes in 18 sports to the 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games.

The Games will be held in Konya, Turkey from August 9 to 18.

“Iran will send 18 sports to Konya. Archery, athletics, basketball, cycling, fencing, gymnastic, handball, judo, karate, kick boxing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling and football will compete in the Games,” Rahimi said.

The 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games will be the 5th edition of the event scheduled to be held from August 9 to 18, 2022 in Konya, Turkey under the aegis of Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF). It will be the first time in history that the event will be organized by the Turkish Olympic Committee.

The Games had formerly been scheduled to take place from August 20 to 29, 2021 but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
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