Oh boy, seems the Islamic Solidarity Games, which is intended to be a happy fest among Muslim nations and designed to strengthen ties, has been canceled over a waterway tiff. It all started when Iran, who are hosting the sporting event this year, put “Persian Gulf” on the logo . It seems all the other Arab nations call the waterway the “Arabian Gulf” and were pretty pissed when its “common” name was used. Meanwhile Iran stands firm saying, tough, that is what it has historically been known. End result… “The federation regrettably declares the cancellation of the games in Iran because the organisers did not comply with the rules of games and the federation’s bylaws,” Well, at least they had 5 good solidarity years before this.
Psst Additional bummer, women were going to be allowed to compete this year.