2005 Islamic Solidarity Games


2005 Islamic Solidarity Games

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Name = 1st Islamic Solidarity Games

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Host city = Mecca, Medina, Jeddah, Ta’if
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Nations participating = 55
Athletes participating = 6000
Events = 107 in 13 sports
Opening ceremony = April 8, 2005
Closing ceremony = April 20, 2005
Officially opened by = Abdul Majeed bin Abdul Aziz
Stadium = King Abdul Aziz Stadium
The 1st Islamic Solidarity Games held in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia from 8-20 April, 2005 with an Olympic-style tournament aimed at showing Muslim sports prowess and featuring 6,000 athletes, none of them women.

The 55-nation participated in the said Islamic Olympic Games and hosted by the Saudi cities of Mecca, Medina, Jeddah and Ta’if.

Prince Abdel Majid Bin Abdel Aziz, the prince of Mecca , opened the games in a ceremony in which more than 2,600 students participated at King Abdul Aziz Stadium.

ports

A total of 13 sports is scheduled to be competed in this edition of the Islamic Solidarity Games.

Official Sports

* Aquatics (22)
* Athletics (23)
* Basketball (1)
* Equestrian (4)
* Fencing (6)
* Football (1)
* Handball (1)
* Karate (11)
* Table tennis (3)
* Taekwondo (8)
* Tennis (3)
* Volleyball (1)
* Weightlifting (24)

Demonstration Sports

* Futsal ("mentally-handicapped") (1)
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* Goalball (1)
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Medal Table

References

* [http://www.sports.gov.pk/Participation/1st_IslamicSolidarityGames.htm 1st Islamic Solidarity Games]


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