Iran stripped of right to host 2nd Islamic Solidarity Games
By Seyed Abdolhamid Ahmadi
President, Sports Press Association of the Islamic Republic of Iran
The Islamic Solidarity Games Federation (ISSF) located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has canceled this year’s Islamic Solidarity Games which were to be held in Tehran in April.
The ISSF had asked the Iranians to remove the words “Persian Gulf” from the medals and brochures however the games organizing declined.
The second Islamic Solidarity Games were originally scheduled for October 16 to 30, 2009 but were postponed due to the swine flu scare. The 2nd Islamic Solidarity Games will be held from April 9 to 25, 2010 in a host country yet to be announced.