The Islamic Solidarity Games is a multinational, multi-sport event held by the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF).
Their first event was held in 2005 in Saudi Arabia. The second event, originally scheduled to take place in October 2009 in Iran, was later re-scheduled for April 2010, but then cancelled. The third Games took place in 2013 in Indonesia. Azerbaijan was delighted when the eighth elective General Assembly of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF), based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, chose Baku to be the host city of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in 2017.
Baku 2017, 4th Islamic Solidarity Games motto is - Solidarity is our strength
On 5th April 2017 the Journey from the Caspian Launch Ceremony will take place at the Stone Chronicle Musuem in Baku. Ilham Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan will present water from the Caspian Sea to children from all over Azerbaijan. They will then take the water back to their regions as part of the Journey from the Caspian. This water represents a memento, from Baku and the Islamic Games, to the regions of Azerbaijan.
37 days after the Launch Ceremony, the Journey will come to an end at the Baku Olympic Stadium. The water collected from all over this amazing country will return to Baku on the 12th May and will welcome the athletes of the Islamic Solidarity Games as part of the Opening Ceremony.