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Jordan to send strong delegation to Islamic Solidarity Games

By JT - Feb 20,2017 - Last updated at Feb 20,2017

AMMAN — Jordan has confirmed that it will compete in 11 sports when it takes its biggest ever delegation to the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games taking place in Baku, Azerbaijan from May 12-22, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

Up to 70 Jordanian athletes will compete in 11 sports including taekwondo, tennis, judo, shooting, swimming, karate, wrestling, boxing, wushu, basketball (3x3) and Paralympic sports.

“This is the biggest delegation we have taken to an Islamic Solidarity Games and under the directives of our president, HRH Prince Feisal, the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) will provide all the support so that our athletes can represent Jordan in the best way possible,” said Nasser Majali, JOC secretary general.

“These games are important for our athletes to gain valuable international experience and we wish them well in their preparations.” Jordan has previously won nine medals at the three previous games, including three gold, one silver and five bronze.

The event, which was first held in 2005 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is organised by the Sport Federation of Islamic Solidarity under the umbrella of the Islamic Solidarity Association and will feature athletes from 57 countries.

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