PALEMBANG, Sept 22 (Bernama) -- The national flag and the flags of 44 other countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) were hoisted in a brief ceremony in conjunction with the 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) here Sunday.
National Sports Council director-general Datuk Seri Zolkples Embong and the Malaysian contingent head Datuk Megat Zulkarnain Tan Sri Omardin were present at the occasion at the Games Village within the Jakabaring Sports Complex here.
More than 2,000 athletes are expected to put up at the Games Village in the next 10 days.
Malaysia is sending 136 athletes to participate in 10 of the 13 sports in the ISG namely swimming, athletics, badminton, beach volleyball, karate, taekwondo, tennis, weightlifting, archery and wushu.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to launch the Games tonight.
From Ahmad Muliady Abdul Majid -- BERNAMA