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 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
1st 1985 23–26 May City of San Marino  San Marino 8 - 222
2nd 1987 14–17 May Monaco  Monaco 8 - 468
3rd 1989 17–20 May Nicosia  Cyprus 8 - 675
4th 1991 21–25 May Andorra la Vella  Andorra 8 - 697
5th 1993 25–29 May Valletta  Malta 8 - 690
6th 1995 29 May – 3 June Luxembourg (city)  Luxembourg 8 - 684
7th 1997 2–7 June Reykjavík  Iceland 8 - 714
8th 1999 24–29 May Vaduz  Liechtenstein 8 - 566
9th 2001 29 May – 2 June City of San Marino  San Marino 8 - 658
10th 2003 2–7 June Valletta  Malta 8 10 765
11th 2005 30 May – 4 June Andorra la Vella  Andorra 8 10 793
12th 2007 4–9 June Monaco[1]  Monaco 8 12 786
13th 2009 1–6 June Cyprus (3 cities)  Cyprus 8 12 843
14th 2011 30 May – 4 June Liechtenstein (9 cities)  Liechtenstein 9 9 750
15th 2013 27 May – 1 June Luxembourg (city)  Luxembourg 9 12 762
16th 2015 1–6 June Reykjavík  Iceland 9 11 789
17th 2017 - City of San Marino  San Marino - 13 -
18th 2019 - Podgorica  Montenegro[2] - 11 -
19th 2021 - Andorra la Vella  Andorra[3] - - -

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 2015 Games of the Small States of Europe.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Iceland Iceland 452 353 339 1144
2 Cyprus Cyprus 438 363 335 1136
3 Luxembourg Luxembourg 331 335 322 988
4 Monaco Monaco 111 138 204 453
5 Malta Malta 63 123 177 363
6 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 60 68 85 213
7 San Marino San Marino 55 99 127 281
8 Andorra Andorra 44 83 108 235
9 Montenegro Montenegro 22 6 12 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monaco to host 2007 GSSE published by SportsBusiness.com on 2003-06-06, retrieved 2010-12-02.
  2. ^ "Montenegro to host 2019 edition". www.timesofmalta.com. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "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. 

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