Kyrgyz Express Post issued special postage stamps to mark the remarkable success of Kyrgyzstan at The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games.
A new series of KEP postage stamps includes 4 miniatures depicting the following sports: wrestling, weightlifting, table tennis and football (soccer).
The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games
The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games were held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, from 12 to 22 May 2017.
Athletes from 57 countries took part in the games which held under the auspices of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF). This number of participating countries is the biggest in the history of the Islamic Games.
The competitive program has included 21 different sports; about 3,500 athletes from the Islamic world have competed for 262 award sets.
The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games were held under the motto: “Solidarity is our strength!“.
Kyrgyzstan at 4th Islamic Solidarity Games
About 70 athletes represented Kyrgyzstan at the Islamic Games, who participated in 11 sports and showed excellent results.
The athletes of Kyrgyzstan won 17 medals, of which 4 gold, 5 silver, and 8 bronze.
According to the final results of these games, Kyrgyzstan took the 10th place out of 57 participating countries.
Title: The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games
Date of Issue: 26 May 2017
Denominations: 50 KGS x 2, 75 KGS, 100 KGS
Source: Kyrgyz Express Post
About Islamic Solidarity Games
The Islamic Solidarity Games is a multinational, multi-sport event involving the elite athletes of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) directs and control the Games.
Previously the event has been held in Saudi Arabia in 2005 and Indonesia in 2013. The second event, originally scheduled to take place in October 2009 in Iran, was later re-scheduled but then canceled.
Turkey will host the next event in 2021.
Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Iran are the top three countries in the Medal count.