Games of the Small States of Europe

The Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE) is a biennial multi-sport event, launched by the Republic of San Marino, organized by and featuring the National Olympic Committees of nine European small states since 1985. The Games are held at the end of May or beginning of June and feature competition in nine Summer Olympic sports.

Games of the Small States of Europe
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Logo of the event
Genremultisport competitions
Location(s)international
Inaugurated1985 (1985)
Previous event2019
Next event2023
Organised byEuropean Olympic Committees
Websitewww.eocgsse.org
2019 Games of the Small States of Europe

Member countriesEdit

 
Member countries

The games are organized by the members of the European Olympic Committees (EOC). From its initial forming at the 1984 Olympics through 2009, there were eight members; the group's ninth member (Montenegro) was added in 2009. Members all have a population of less than one million people (Cyprus is the only exception, however its population was below one million in 1984). Participating countries are:

(*) Montenegro became the ninth GSSE country on 1 June 2009.

The Faroe Islands are also seeking to compete at the Games; however, unlike the other participants, the Islands are neither an independent state (they are an autonomous part of Denmark) nor are they an EOC member.

Vatican City attended the 2019 Games of the Small States of Europe with observer status.[1]

EditionsEdit

No. Year Host city Host nation Dates Nations Competitors Sports Events
[clarification needed]
Top nation
1 1985 City of San Marino San Marino 23–26 May 8 222 7 49   Iceland (ISL)
2 1987 Monaco City Monaco 14–17 May 8 468 9 66   Iceland (ISL)
3 1989 Nicosia Cyprus 17–20 May 8 675 8 75   Cyprus (CYP)
4 1991 Andorra la Vella Andorra 21–25 May 8 697 8 82   Iceland (ISL)
5 1993 Valletta Malta 25–29 May 8 690 8 87   Iceland (ISL)
6 1995 Luxembourg City Luxembourg 29 May – 3 June 8 684 9   Iceland (ISL)
7 1997 Reykjavík Iceland 2–7 June 8 714 10   Iceland (ISL)
8 1999 Vaduz Liechtenstein 24–29 May 8 566 9   Iceland (ISL)
9 2001 City of San Marino San Marino 29 May – 2 June 8 658 11   Iceland (ISL)
10 2003 Valletta Malta 2–7 June 8 765 10 105   Cyprus (CYP)
11 2005 Andorra la Vella Andorra 30 May – 4 June 8 793 11 120   Cyprus (CYP)
12 2007 Monaco City Monaco 4–9 June 8 1062 12 121   Cyprus (CYP)
13 2009 Various[a] Cyprus 1–6 June 8 843 9 120   Cyprus (CYP)
14 2011 Various[b] Liechtenstein 30 May – 4 June 9 750 9 113   Cyprus (CYP)
15 2013 Luxembourg City Luxembourg 27 May – 1 June 9 762 12 120   Luxembourg (LUX)
16 2015 Reykjavík Iceland 27 May – 1 June 9 789 11 120   Iceland (ISL)
17 2017 City of San Marino San Marino 29 May – 3 June 9 889 11 131   Luxembourg (LUX)
18 2019 Budva Montenegro[3][4][5] 27 May – 1 June 9 846 10 113   Luxembourg (LUX)
19 2023 Valletta Malta[6] Future event
20 2025 TBA TBA Future event
21 2027 Monaco City Monaco Future event
  1. ^ The majority of the events were hosted in Cyprus' capital city Nicosia, with other events taking place in Limassol and the National Park of Machairas.[2]
  2. ^ The games were held in nine different municipalities of Liechtenstein.

List of sporting disciplinesEdit

Some sports consist of multiple disciplines. Disciplines from the same sport are grouped under the same color:

     Aquatics           Basketball           Cycling           Gymnastics           Volleyball

Sport (Discipline) Body 85 87 89 91 93 95 97 99 01 03 05 07 09 11 13 15 17 19 21
 
 
Swimming (records)   LEN
Synchronized swimming  
 
3-on-3 basketball   FIBAE
Basketball  
 
Mountain biking   UEC
Road cycling  
 
Artistic   UEG
Rhythmic  
 
Beach volleyball   CEV
Volleyball  
 
Archery   WAE
Athletics (records)   EAA
Boules   CMSB
Golf   EGA
Sailing   EUROSAF
Judo   EJU
Karate   EKF
Squash   ESF
Shooting   ESF
Table tennis   ETTU
Taekwondo   ETU
Tennis   TE
Weightlifting   EWF
Sport (Discipline) Body 85 87 89 91 93 95 97 99 01 03 05 07 09 11 13 15 17 19 21

All-time medal tableEdit

As of the 2019 Games of the Small States of Europe.
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Iceland (ISL)4983803811259
2  Cyprus (CYP)4894253691283
3  Luxembourg (LUX)3953983701163
4  Monaco (MON)134161240535
5  Malta (MLT)73144202419
6  Liechtenstein (LIE)7378100251
7  San Marino (SMR)62113148323
8  Montenegro (MNE)501838106
9  Andorra (AND)4893129270
Totals (9 nations)1822181019775609

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletica Vaticana in Montenegro for Games of Small States of Europe". zenit.org. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Venues". Cyprus Olympic Committee. XIII Games of the Small States of Europe - Cyprus 2009.
  3. ^ "Budva će biti domaćin Igara malih zemalja" [Budva will be the host of the games of small states]. rtcg.me (in Montenegrin). RTCG. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  4. ^ Lajović, Vuk (21 April 2016). "Budva će 2019. biti domaćin Igara malih država Evrope" [Budva will be the host of the 2019 Games of the Small States of Europe]. vijesti.me (in Montenegrin). Vijesti. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Montenegro to host 2019 edition". Times of Malta. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Malta to host Games of the Small States of Europe in 2023". Malta National Olympic Committee.

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