Tunisia’s Ghufran Bakhair Breaks Weightlifting World Record

Champion Ghufran Bakhair of Tunisia broke the world record in the women’s 59-kilogram class weightlifting event at the 5th International Solidarity Weightlifting Championship organized by the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) in Cairo, Egypt on 9-14 December 2018.   Ghufran already owned the marks for the snatch (92 kilograms), clean and jerk (114 kilograms), and […]

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The 5th ISSF International Solidarity Weightlifting Championship kicks off

The 5th ISSF International Solidarity Weightlifting Championship, which is an IWF qualification event for the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo in 2020, was kicked off on Sunday, Dec. 9th, 2018 at the “Cairo International Stadium” in Egypt.   The opening ceremony of the Championship was attended by His Excellency Mr. Ashraf Sobhy the […]

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The 4th Annual Coordination Meeting of OIC Institutions [ACMOI]

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has hosted the 4th Annual Coordination Meeting of OIC Institutions [ACMOI] at its Headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 3-4 Dec.2018.   A matrix of programs and projects for the next year 2019 have been adopted at the meeting for implementation next year through various […]

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Jeddah hosts the 28th ISSF Executive Board Meeting

The Members of ISSF Executive Board, held their 28th Meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to debate preparations for 5th Islamic Solidarity Games to be held in Istanbul, Turkey in 2021. At the beginning of the meeting and on behalf of the ISSF President His Honorary Turky bin Abdulmohsen AL-ALSHEIKH, the Secretary General of ISSF Mr. Mohammed Saleh AL-GARNAS […]

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Senegal to be first African nation to host Youth Olympics in 2022

  The International Olympic Committee (IOC) granted Senegal’s capital Dakar the rights to host the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2022. It will be the first Olympic event in history to take place on the African continent.   In his statement, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, recently declared […]

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KALKABA meets with Sheik Ahmed Al-Sabah

  On the sidelines of the 18th Asian Games held in Jakarta during the period 18th August – 2nd September 2018, Col. Hamad KALKABA, the ISSF Senior Vice-President and President of the NOC of Cameron met with Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAH the President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and  President of the Association […]

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A visit to City of Palembang

  The ISSF Secretary General Mr. Mohammed S. AL GARANS performed a visit to the city of Palembang which hosts the 18th Asian Games 2018.    At the airport of arrival in Palembang, Mr. AL GARANS was received by the Mayor of Palembang City Mr. Ahmed NAJIB. The visit included being to the sport city […]

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