Hamad Kalkaba Malboum: “Azerbaijan is a right choice to host IV Islamic Solidarity Games in 2017”

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Baku, May 12, AZERTAC

Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) First Vice-President and Chairman of the Coordination Commission of the Islamic Solidarity Games, Colonel Hamad Kalkaba Malboum said 'We are once again convinced of Azerbaijan is a right choice to host IV Islamic Solidarity Games in 2017', at a press conference on the occasion of remaining a year until the games.

H.K.Malboum stated on his fruitful meetings in Baku: 'The Organizing Committee has done fantastic works. I believe that we will be successful in this activity. Because the country's leadership demonstrates a commitment. For this reason, Azerbaijan is a right choice. We have sufficient experience to deal with this event. I would like again express my special gratitude to President Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva. There is a great support, in case of no support we couldn't be able to carry out these works. Now, leaving Azerbaijan, we feel cozy as we see everything is in its order'.

The press conference was attended by his highness Faisal Abdulaziz Al Nassar- secretary general of Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, members of the Executive Committee, as well as by Chingiz Huseynzade – vice-president of National Olympic Committee and vice-president of Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation, Azad Rahimov - Minister of Youth and Sports.

A new logo and brand of Baku 2017, 4th Islamic Solidarity Games was presented. Logo, prepared by a group of Azerbaijani designers, combines the history, heritage and culture of the Islamic countries.

Color palette, reflecting the centuries-old traditions, culture and art of the Islamic world are combined in brand.

They are elegantly combined with sports as a mark of respect to the rock historical patterns in Gobustan National Park included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The design will be used on the tickets and uniforms.

Notably, IV Islamic Solidarity Games will be held on May 12-22 next year.

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