H.E. Mr. Saud Abdulaziz Alroomi, the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait in Baku attended the opening ceremony of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games held in the Baku Olympic Stadium.
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva took part in the event.
Over 3,000 athletes from 54 countries, around 2,000 representatives of teams and technical staff are taking part in the games from 12 to 22 May 2017 to represent their nations over 10 days of competition across 20 different sports. They include 24 disciplines (Athletics and Para Athletics, Aquatics: Diving, Aquatics: Swimming, Aquatics: Water Polo, Basketball3x3, Boxing, Football, Gymnastics: Artistic, Gymnastics: Rhythmic, Handball, Judo and Blind Judo, Karate, Shooting, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling: Greco-Roman, Wrestling: Freestyle, Wushu and Zurkhaneh) in 16 state-of-the-art competition venues across Baku.