An Azerbaijani 100-man delegation has left for Indonesia to participate in the 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games in Palembang, Indonesia from September 22 to October 1.
Azerbaijan`s delegation includes representative of Azerbaijani Olympic Committee Vagif Aliyev, as well as vice-president of the national Olympic Committee Chingiz Huseynzade, deputy minister of youth and sports Ismayil Ismayilov, Head Adviser at National Olympic Committee Konul Nurullayeva and others.
Azerbaijan will be represented by 54 athletes in 9 kinds of sports, including swimming, taekwondo, archery, badminton, athletics, weightlifting, wushu, tennis and karate.
The Islamic Solidarity Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. The Games involve the elite athletes of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference. The Islamic Solidarity Games Federation (ISSF) is the organisation that is responsible for the direction and control of the Islamic Solidarity Games.
ISG 2013 followed by 44 participating countries which will feature 13 sports are: athletics, swimming, archery, badminton, basketball, soccer, karate, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, beach volleyball, weightlifting and wushu. The event will be attended by 1743 athletes, officials and 589 people. ISG sporting event itself begins a week before the opening of which is from September 15, 2013.
South Sumatra was appointed to host the SEA Games XXVI/2011 have gained legal protection in the form of an official determination of the ISG as the host of the president through Presidential Decree (Decree) on July 29, 2013.