Islamic Solidarity Games 2022: Preview, Schedule and Disciplies

Islamic Solidarity Games 2021, the postponed event due to Covid-19, returns to Turkey. It is the first time in history that the Turkish Olympic Committee will organized the event. Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) directs and controls the tournament. Here you will know everything about the Islamic Solidarity Games 2022.

The fifth edition of the event is scheduled from 9 to 18 August 2022  to take place in the central Turkish province of Konya. Qualifier rounds are already in action. The opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday. The tournament will offer 355 medals to the top performers while more than 4,000 athletes from 56 countries will compete.

Islamic Solidarity Games was first held in 2005 and hosted by Mecca, Saudi Arabia in an attempt to develop solidarity and ties through sports among the Muslim world countries. However, non-Muslim citizens of Muslim countries can participate in the event too. The tournament has been organized every 4 years since 2010.

The last edition was held in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2017 where Turkey grabbed a total of 195 medals. Turkey also leads the medal table all-time with 305 medals including 95 gold, 101 silver, and 109 bronze medals.

When Will The Islamic Solidarity Games 2022 Event Be Held?

Islamic Solidarity Games 2022 is scheduled to be held from 9 to 18 August 2022 at Konya, Turkey.


Here is the full Islamic Solidarity Games 2022 schedule:

  • August 5 — Cycling
  • August 6 — Cycling
  • August 7 — Swimming, Cycling, Handball, and Table Tennis
  • August 8 — Swimming, cycling, handball, table tennis, volleyball, and football
  • August 9 — Opening ceremony, archery, swimming, bocce, football, handball, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, and volleyball
  • August 10 — Athletics, swimming, bocce, football, handball, gymnastics, Wrestling, archery, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, and volleyball
  • August 11 — Athletics, wrestling, archery, gymnastics, weightlifting, cycling, handball, shooting, table tennis, swimming, bocce, football, taekwondo, and volleyball
  • August 12 — Cycling, bocce, football, Athletics, wrestling, weightlifting, archery, handball, taekwondo, and volleyball
  • August 13 — Athletics, bocce, football, handball,  wrestling, weightlifting, archery, cycling, taekwondo, and volleyball
  • August 14 — Athletics, cycling, swimming, football, gymnastics, 3×3 basketball, weightlifting, archery, fencing, handball, shooting, table tennis, and volleyball
  • August 15 — Athletics, archery, fencing, swimming, Judo, 3×3 basketball, weightlifting, football, shooting, table tennis, and volleyball
  • August 16 — Swimming, football, shooting, Judo, 3×3 basketball, archery, fencing,  kickboxing
  • August 17 — Fencing, swimming, Judo, 3×3 basketball, archery, gymnastics, karate, kickboxing
  • August 18 — Closing ceremony, karate, archery, gymnastics, and kickboxing

Where will be the tournament held?

Konya, a province of central Turkey, is set to host the Islamic Solidarity Games 2022 event this year with 12 different venues across the city.

Islamic Solidarity Games 2022 Disciplines:

Athletes in the Islamic Solidarity Games 2022 will compete in several disciplines.

  • Shooting
  • Athletics
  • 3-on-3 basketball
  • Cycling
  • Bocce
  • Gymnastics
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Weightlifting
  • Handball
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Kickboxing
  • Table Tennis
  • Archery
  • Taekwondo
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Traditional Archery
  • Para-Athletics
  • Para-Table Tennis
  • Para-Archery
  • Para-Swimming

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