Games of the Small States of Europe
|Games of the Small States of Europe|
Logo of the event
|Organised by||European Olympic Committees|
|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.
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 edition of the tournament 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||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||Cyprus[a]||1–6 June||8||843||9||120||Cyprus (CYP)|
|14||2011||Liechtenstein[b]||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||27 May – 1 June||9||846||10||113||Luxembourg (LUX)|
|19||2021||Andorra la Vella, Andorra||Future event|
|20||2023||Valletta, Malta||Future event|
|21||2025||Monaco City, Monaco||Future event|
List of sporting disciplines
At the 2019 Games, 10 disciplines were contested (with both men's and women's divisions):
- Athletics (records)
- Basketball (details)
- Swimming (records)
- Table tennis
All-time medal table
- As of the 2019 Games of the Small States of Europe.
|7||San Marino (SMR)||62||113||148||323|
|Totals (9 nations)||1822||1810||1977||5609|
- Cyprus was wrongfully credited 16 bronze medals at "Montenegro 2019" according to the website's medal table, but in fact Cyprus won 15 bronze, since shot put athlete Styliana Kyriakidou did finish third in her event, but with only three competitors taking place, only gold and silver were awarded. This brings Cyprus total bronze tally after the 2019 edition to 369 medals and not 370.
- "Athletica Vaticana in Montenegro for Games of Small States of Europe". zenit.org. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
- "Venues". Cyprus Olympic Committee. XIII Games of the Small States of Europe - Cyprus 2009.
- "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.
- 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.
- "Montenegro to host 2019 edition". Times of Malta. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
- "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). Government of Andorra. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
- "Malta to host Games of the Small States of Europe in 2023". Malta National Olympic Committee.
- Official website
- Remo, Raimondi; Manlio Molinari; Eros Bologna (2003). "Statistics on GSSE Participation 1985–2003" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 December 2005. Retrieved 12 June 2007.
- "Games of the Small States of Europe – History of athletics results". Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 12 June 2007.