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Games of the Small States of Europe
Games of the Small States of Europe
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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

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.

Member countries

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. After two years, the nation will achieve full member status and be eligible to enter the 2021 tournament. It is eligible to participate despite not being an International Olympic Committee member through a partnership with the Italian Olympic Committee.[1]

Editions

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 disciplines

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) Swimming pictogram.svg LEN o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Synchronized swimming Synchronized swimming pictogram.svg o
 
3-on-3 basketball 3x3 basketball pictogram.svg FIBAE o
Basketball Basketball pictogram.svg o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 
Mountain biking Cycling (mountain biking) pictogram.svg UEC o o o o o
Road cycling Cycling (road) pictogram.svg o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 
Artistic Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg UEG o o o o o o
Rhythmic Gymnastics (rhythmic) pictogram.svg o
 
Beach volleyball Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg CEV o o o o o o o o
Volleyball Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 
Archery Archery pictogram.svg WAE o
Athletics (records) Athletics pictogram.svg EAA o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Boules Boules sports pictogram.svg CMSB o o o o
Golf Golf pictogram.svg EGA o
Sailing Sailing pictogram.svg EUROSAF o o o
Judo Judo pictogram.svg EJU o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Karate Karate icon.svg EKF o
Squash Squash pictogram.svg ESF o o o o
Shooting Shooting pictogram.svg ESF o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Table tennis Table tennis pictogram.svg ETTU o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Taekwondo Taekwondo pictogram.svg ETU o o
Tennis Tennis pictogram.svg TE o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Weightlifting Weightlifting pictogram.svg EWF o o
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 table

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

References

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

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