?The Kingdom of Bahrain will be present tomorrow (Thursday) at the extraordinary meeting of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) in Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia.
Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) general secretary Abdulrahman Askar is heading the Bahrain delegation to the meeting. He will be joined by BOC sports advisor Abduljalil Asad and Arab Relations head Mohammed Al Zayed.
The meeting will bring a number of important topics on the ISSF agenda, such as reviewing the resignation of Prince Nawaf bin Faisal Al Saud and electing a number president for the 2014/2017 term.
Other issues include the presentation of reports on the Third Islamic Solidarity Games in Palembang in Indonesia in 2013 and the fourth edition of the Games to be held in Baku, in Azerbaijan in 2017.
The Islamic Solidarity Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. The Games involve the elite athletes of the Organization of the Islamic Conference. The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) is the organization that is responsible for the direction and control of the Islamic Solidarity Games.
The ?rst event was held in 2005 in Saudi Arabia and there are currently 57 members of the organisation of the Islamic Conference.
Non-Muslim citizens in the member countries are also allowed to take part in the Games.
A second event, originally scheduled to take place in October 2009 in Iran, and later re-scheduled for April 2010, then it was canceled. The next edition took place in 2013 in Indonesia. The fourth edition (2017) will be held in Baku.
There are 59 member states under the umbrella of the ISSF, based in Riyadh, in Saudi Arabia. They include 26 countries from Africa, 12 from Central, South and South East Asia, 14 from Middle East and North Africa, three from Eastern Europe and Caucasia and two from South America.