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. To commemorate this important sporting event Kyrgyz Express Post has introduced four special philatelic items that depict the following sports: wrestling, weightlifting, table tennis and football (soccer).
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Athletes from 57 countries took part in the games which were held under the auspices of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF). This number of participating countries is the biggest in the history of the Islamic Games.
The competitive program has included 21 different sports; about 3,500 athletes from the Islamic world have competed for 262 award sets.
The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games were held under the motto: “Solidarity is our strength!”.
Kyrgyzstan was represented at the Islamic Games by about 70 athletes who participated in 11 sports and showed excellent results. The athletes of our country won 17 medals, of which 4 gold, 5 silver and 8 bronze. According to the final results of these games Kyrgyzstan took the 10th place out of 57 participating countries.