Games of the Small States of Europe

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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 eight 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[edit]

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.

Editions[edit]

Edition Year Competition dates Host Location Nations Sports Athletes
I 1985 23–26 May City of San Marino  San Marino 8 - 222
II 1987 14–17 May Monaco  Monaco 8 - 468
III 1989 17–20 May Nicosia  Cyprus 8 - 675
IV 1991 21–25 May Andorra la Vella  Andorra 8 - 697
V 1993 25–29 May Valletta  Malta 8 - 690
VI 1995 29 May – 3 June Luxembourg (city)  Luxembourg 8 - 684
VII 1997 2–7 June Reykjavík  Iceland 8 - 714
VIII 1999 24–29 May Vaduz  Liechtenstein 8 - 566
IX 2001 29 May – 2 June City of San Marino  San Marino 8 - 658
X 2003 2–7 June Valletta  Malta 8 10 765
XI 2005 30 May – 4 June Andorra la Vella  Andorra 8 10 793
XII 2007 4–9 June Monaco[1]  Monaco 8 12 786
XIII 2009 1–6 June Cyprus (3 cities)  Cyprus 8 12 843
XIV 2011 30 May – 4 June Liechtenstein (9 cities)  Liechtenstein 9 9 750
XV 2013 27 May – 1 June Luxembourg (city)  Luxembourg 9 12 762
XVI 2015 1–6 June Reykjavík  Iceland 9 11 789
XVII 2017 29 May – 3 June[2] City of San Marino  San Marino 9 11 889
XVIII 2019 - Budva[3][4]  Montenegro[5] - 11 -
XIX 2021 - Andorra la Vella  Andorra[6] - - -
XX 2023 - Valleta  Malta[7] - - -
XXI 2025 - Monaco  Monaco[8] - - -

List of sporting disciplines[edit]

At the 2013 Games 11 disciplines were contested (with both men's and women's divisions):

All-time medal table[edit]

Updated after the 2017 Games of the Small States of Europe.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Iceland Iceland 479 367 358 1204
2 Cyprus Cyprus 468 398 354 1220
3 Luxembourg Luxembourg 369 371 346 1086
4 Monaco Monaco 119 148 220 487
5 Malta Malta 67 132 193 392
6 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 64 73 94 231
7 San Marino San Marino 61 109 141 311
8 Andorra Andorra 45 89 118 252
9 Montenegro Montenegro 35 12 24 71

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monaco to host 2007 GSSE Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. published by SportsBusiness.com on 2003-06-06, retrieved 2010-12-02.
  2. ^ "GSSE 2017 – SAN MARINO". aasse.org. Athletic Association of Small States of Europe. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  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". www.timesofmalta.com. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Andorra acollirà al 2021 els Jocs dels Petits Estats d'Europa" [Andorra will host in 2021 the Games of the Small States of Europe] (in Catalan). 12 May 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Nine NOC's meet in San Marino". 18 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Nine NOC's meet in San Marino". 18 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 

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