The 2017 GSSE took place in San Marino 29 May – 3 June 2017, the same venue where the very first event took place back in 1985, and where the GSSE’s 3rd cycle also began.
The sports programme included Archery, Athletics, Basketball, Beach Volley, Bocce (Mediterranean bowls, very popular in San Marino), Cycling, Gymnastics, Judo, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis and Volleyball, for a total of 143 competitions.
Mascot Sammy welcomed participants, their entourage and spectators.
The teams were assisted by 600 volunteers, and drew 1200 visitors over 5 days of competition. Luxembourg took first place in the medal ranking, followed by Cyprus. Third place went to Iceland. A very important result was achieved by the home team, who won 30 medals.