Date: 30 March 2017, 12:17, READ:
Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Education has launched a sports competition among schoolchildren in connection with the upcoming 4th Islamic Solidarity Games.
The competition, taking place upon the order of the education ministry, are aimed at increasing children’s interest in the sports included in the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games and attracting them to a healthy lifestyle, the ministry told APA.
The competition will cover 11 kinds of sports: freestyle wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, judo, taekwondo, karate, boxing, athletics, table tennis, basketball, acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and will be held in two stages and in six areas. More than 6,000 schoolchildren are expected to join the competitions.
Those who take the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places will be awarded diplomas, medals, gifts.
The competition will end on April 26.
The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games will be held in Baku on May 12-22, 2017.
The Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games is an exciting multi-sport event uniting the Islamic world, which will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan from 12 – 22 May 2017.
Athletes from Islamic countries around the world will be representing their nations over 10 days of competition across 20 different sports which include 24 disciplines (Athletics and Para Athletics, Aquatics – Diving, Aquatics – Swimming, Aquatics – Water Polo, Basketball 3x3, Football, Gymnastics – Artistic, Gymnastics – Rhythmic, Wushu, Table Tennis, Handball, Judo and Blind Judo, Wrestling – Greco, Wrestling – Freestyle, Shooting, Tennis, Volleyball, Boxing, Zurkhaneh, Karate, Taekwondo and Weightlifting) in 16 state-of-the-art competition venues across Baku.
Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku was awarded the Games at the General Assembly of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) in Jeddah in July 2013.