The Islamic Solidarity Games, due to be staged in August next year in Turkey, have been postponed to avoid clashing with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The Turkish city Konya was scheduled to host the event from August 20 to 29, 2021, but the rescheduled Olympic Games will now finish just eight days beforehand, while the Paralympics are due to begin on August 24.
The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) Executive Board therefore made the decision to postpone the event indefinitely.
Konya is set to still host the fifth edition of the Islamic Solidarity Games and the Organizing Committee is said to be working with the ISSF to establish a new window for the event to take place.
Turkey has not hosted the event before, with Azerbaijani capital Baku staging the last edition of the Games in 2017.
Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Iran have also hosted the Islamic Solidarity Games, Insidethegames wrote.
The postponement of Tokyo 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic has led to a reshuffle of sporting events, with several moving to avoid a clash.