Games of the Small States of Europe
|Games of the Small States of Europe|
Logo of the event
|Organised by||European Olympic Committees|
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.
|I||1985||City of San Marino, San Marino||23–26 May||8||222||7||49||Iceland (ISL)|
|II||1987||Monaco City, Monaco||14–17 May||8||468||9||66||Iceland (ISL)|
|III||1989||Nicosia, Cyprus||17–20 May||8||675||8||75||Cyprus (CYP)|
|IV||1991||Andorra la Vella, Andorra||21–25 May||8||697||8||82||Iceland (ISL)|
|V||1993||Valletta, Malta||25–29 May||8||690||8||87||Iceland (ISL)|
|VI||1995||Luxembourg City, Luxembourg||29 May – 3 June||8||684||9||Iceland (ISL)|
|VII||1997||Reykjavík, Iceland||2–7 June||8||714||10||Iceland (ISL)|
|VIII||1999||Vaduz, Liechtenstein||24–29 May||8||566||9||Iceland (ISL)|
|IX||2001||City of San Marino, San Marino||29 May – 2 June||8||658||11||Iceland (ISL)|
|X||2003||Valletta, Malta||2–7 June||8||765||10||105||Cyprus (CYP)|
|XI||2005||Andorra la Vella, Andorra||30 May – 4 June||8||793||11||120||Cyprus (CYP)|
|XII||2007||Monaco City, Monaco||4–9 June||8||1062||12||121||Cyprus (CYP)|
|XIII||2009||Cyprus[a]||1–6 June||8||843||9||Cyprus (CYP)|
|XIV||2011||Liechtenstein[b]||30 May – 4 June||9||750||9||Cyprus (CYP)|
|XV||2013||Luxembourg City, Luxembourg||27 May – 1 June||9||762||12||120||Luxembourg (LUX)|
|XVI||2015||Reykjavík, Iceland||27 May – 1 June||9||789||11||Iceland (ISL)|
|XVII||2017||City of San Marino, San Marino||29 May – 3 June||9||889||11||Luxembourg (LUX)|
|XVIII||2019||Budva, Montenegro||27 May – 1 June||9||11|
|XIX||2021||Andorra la Vella, Andorra||Future event|
|XX||2023||Valletta, Malta||Future event|
|XXI||2025||Monaco City, Monaco||Future event|
List of sporting disciplines
At the 2013 Games 11 disciplines were contested (with both men's and women's divisions):
- Athletics (records)
- Basketball (details)
- Beach volleyball
- Swimming (records)
- Table tennis
All-time medal table
- As of the 2017 Games of the Small States of Europe.
|7||San Marino (SMR)||61||109||141||311|
|Totals (9 nations)||1707||1699||1848||5254|
- "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.
- Athletic Association of the Small States of Europe
- Monaco 2007
- Cyprus 2009
- Liechtenstein 2011
- Luxembourg 2013
- European Olympic Committees: Games of the Small States of Europe
- Medal results for Monaco 2007
- Remo, Raimondi; Manlio Molinari; Eros Bologna (2003). "Statistics on GSSE Participation 1985–2003" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-12-23. Retrieved 2007-06-12.
- "Games of the Small States of Europe – History of athletics results". Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 2007-06-12.