Azerbaijani delegation will be the second largest among the 56
participating countries of the V Islamic Solidarity Games, the
Minister of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan Farid Gayibov told
reporters accompanying a delegation of Azerbaijani athletes
traveling from Baku to Turkish Konya city for the games, Trend reports.
According to him Azerbaijani athletes will take part in
competitions in 22 from 24 sports disciplines.
He expressed his pride that Azerbaijan will be represented at
the Games among many participating countries.
'This once again shows, that sports are developing in
Azerbaijan,' Gayibov said.
The minister reminded that the IV Islamic Solidarity Games took
place in Baku.
'It is expected that at the 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games, the
teams of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran and some other countries will
have a strong team. A new level of participation in such
competitions awaits our athletes,' he noted.
According to him, in connection with the upcoming championships
in wrestling, football and some other sports, young athletes from
Azerbaijan will take part in the competitions of the V Islamic
'Our football clubs Qarabag and Neftchi, as you know, are
represented in the Champions League and the Conference League. In
this regard, some football players will not take part in the V
Islamic Solidarity Games. But our young athletes have been well
trained, and they are determined to win medals,' the minister
He also said that a lot of Azerbaijani media will cover the
competitions of the Games for the first time. 'We are confident
that the population of Azerbaijan will promptly receive information
about our athletes at these Games,' he expressed.
The official opening ceremony will take place on August 9. The
competitions will last until August 18.
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