2013 Islamic Solidarity Games

3rd Islamic Solidarity Games
Host city Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia
Motto Harmony in Unity
Nations participating 56
Events 18 sports
Opening ceremony September 22
Closing ceremony October 1
Officially opened by

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President of Indonesia

Stadium = Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium

The 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games is an international sporting event held in Palembang, Indonesia from September 22 to October 1, 2013. The 2009 event, originally scheduled to take place in Iran, and later re-scheduled for April 2010, was canceled after a dispute arose between Iran and the Arab countries.

Venues

Venue Name Sports
GOR Dempo Jaka Baring Badminton
GOR PSCC Palembang Basketball, Volleyball
Graha Serbaguna Jaka Baring Weightlifting
Jaka Baring Athletic Stadium Athletics
Jaka Baring Beach Volley Arena Beach Volleyball
Jaka Baring Gymnastic Hall Wushu
Jaka Baring Main Stadium Ceremonies, Football
Jaka Baring Sports Centre Archery
Jaka Baring Swimming Stadium Swimming
Jaka Baring Tennis Court Tennis
Madya Bumi Sriwijaya Stadium Football
Sriwijaya Promotion Centre Karate, Taekwondo

Participating Nations

There are 41 nations participating in 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games.

  • Algeria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Egypt
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen

Sports

Tiggy the Sumatran tiger as official mascot.

Schedule

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Event finals CC Closing ceremony
September/October 14
Sat
15
Sun
16
Mo
17
Tue
18
Wed
19
Thu
20
Fri
21
Sat
22
Sun
23
Mon
24
Tue
25
Wed
26
Thu
27
Fri
28
Sat
29
Sun
30
Mon
1
Tue

Gold Medal
Ceremonies OC CC
Athletics 5 10 5 8 8 5 1 42
Archery 2 2 2 2 2 10
Aquatics-Swimming 6 6 7 7 7 7 40
Badminton 2 5 7
Basketball 2 2
Football 1 1
Karate 4 6 5 2 17
Taekwondo 4 6 4 4 3 21
Tennis 2 4 6
Volleyball Indoor 1 1
Volleyball Beach 2 2
Weightlifting 4 4 3 4 15
Wushu 3 4 6 7 20

Medal table

      Host nation
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Indonesia 36 34 34 104
2 Iran 30 17 12 59
3 Egypt 26 31 29 86
4 Malaysia 26 17 29 72
5 Turkey 23 30 50 103
6 Morocco 10 15 14 39
7 Saudi Arabia 7 3 6 16
8 Azerbaijan 6 9 9 24
9 Algeria 5 6 8 19
10 Oman 3 2 5 10
11 Bahrain 2 1 4 7
12 Syria 2 1 3 6
13 Iraq 2 1 1 4
14 Tunisia 2 0 7 9
15 Kuwait 1 4 3 8
16 Qatar 1 2 2 5
17 Jordan 1 1 2 4
18 Guyana 0 2 0 2
19 United Arab Emirates 0 1 3 4
20 Bangladesh 0 1 1 2
20 Libya 0 1 1 2
22 Brunei 0 1 0 1
22 Palestine 0 1 0 1
24 Turkmenistan 0 0 4 4
25 Senegal 0 0 3 3
25 Yemen 0 0 3 3
27 Cameroon 0 0 1 1
27 Lebanon 0 0 1 1
27 Sierra Leone 0 0 1 1
Total 183 181 236 600

Sports bikini controversy

The Games faced a controversy over female athletes competing in sports bikinis. Some participating nations demanded that all sportswomen competing in the athletics, beach volleyball and swimming events wear body-covering sporting outfits instead of the usual, functional and official sports bikinis regulated by international rules. In some countries of the Muslim world, sporting suits for women called burqini, which cover the whole body except the face, the hands and the feet, are in use in accordance with Islamic culture. Furthermore, some countries asked the organizers to run the male and female events on separate days. Both regulations were applied in the first edition of the Games held in Saudi Arabia in 2005.[2]

The organizing committee refused to fully comply with the demands stating that only the countries ruled by Islamic governments among the 44 participants with Muslim population opposed the two-piece sporting outfits standardized in international sports dress code. The organizers ruled that the use of sports bikinis is set optional so that sportswomen may wear religious-based outfits.[2]

References

  1. ^ IAAF website for 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games
  2. ^ a b "Bikini Tensions Mar Islamic Games in Indonesia date=". Jakarta Globe. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 

External links

  • Official website
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