The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) has welcomed the delegation that will compete at the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games to be held in Konya, Turkey, from August 9-18.
The athletes, coaches and officials met at the Generations for Peace Hall in Al Hussein Youth City, where they were met by JOC Vice-Presidents, Dr. Sari Hamdan and Dr. Khaled Attiyat, as well as JOC Secretary General, Nasser Al-Majali, who will also be Chef de Mission.
Jordan will compete in 11 sports including shooting, swimming, gymnastics, karate, weightlifting, wrestling, kickboxing, fencing, taekwondo, 3×3 basketball and athletics.
Majali welcomed the delegation and stressed the need to represent Jordan in the best way possible during the games, praising the efforts of the national teams in preparing for the event.
Delegates were briefed on the Games’ latest developments as well as the details of travel and accommodation and the important information regarding drugs and medical procedures.
Hamdan wished the delegation well and called on the players to deliver the best performances possible to reflect the recent development of Jordanian sport.
Jordan has competed at every Islamic Solidarity Games since it was launched in Makkah Al-Mukarramah in 2005, winning 24 medals, including six gold, two silver, and 16 bronze. Fifteen of those were won at the last edition held in Baku, Azerbaijan, including three gold, one silver, and 11 bronze.