Games of Small States of Europe

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2017 Previous Editions

San Marino and the games

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.

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2015 Previous Editions

Iceland and the games

The 2015 GSSE took place in Reykjavik, Iceland, 1-6 June 2015, and featured a sports programme that included Artistic Gymnastics, Athletics, Basketball, Beach Volley, Golf, Judo, Shooting-Air, Shooting-Skeet, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis and Volleyball, most of which took place at the main venue, the Laudgardalscholl Hall.

Headed by Blossi (Icelandic for ‘Spark’), the teams were assisted by 1,200 volunteers.

The home team took first place in the medal ranking, closely followed by Luxembourg. Third place went to Cyprus, followed by Montenegro, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Malta, Andorra and San Marino.

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2013 Previous Editions

Luxembourg and the games

The 2013 GSSE took place in Luxembourg City and surrounding areas 27 May – 1 June 2013, and featured a sports programme that included Athletics, Basketball, Beach Volley, Cycling, Gymnastics, Judo, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis and Volleyball. The teams were assisted by 900 volunteers, and drew 40,000 visitors over 5 days of competition.

This was the first GSSE at which Montenegro took part, having earned recognition by the IOC, bringing the number of participating countries up to nine for the first time.

The home team took first place in the medal ranking, followed by Iceland. Third place went to Cyprus, followed by Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Monaco, Malta, Andorra and San Marino.

Past GSSE Editions

XIV EDITION GSSE · 30 May – 4 June
LIECHTENSTEIN 2011 · LIECHTENSTEIN

9 NOCs · 750 participants

9 sports

XIII EDITION GSSE · 1 – 6 June
CYPRUS 2009 · CYPRUS

8 NOCs · 843 participants

12 sports

XII EDITION GSSE · 4 - 9 June
MONACO 2007

8 NOCs

12 sports

XI EDITION GSSE · 30 May – 4 June
ANDORRA LA VELLA 2005 · ANDORRA

8 NOCs · 793 participants

12 sports

X EDITION GSSE · 2 - 7 June
VALLETA 2003 · MALTA

8 NOCs · 765 participants

10 sports

IX EDITION GSSE · 28 May - 2 June
SAN MARINO 2001

8 NOCs · 658 participants

10 sports

VIII EDITION GSSE · 24 - 29 May
LIECHTENSTEIN 1999

8 NOCs · 566 participants

9 sports

VII EDITION GSSE · 3 - 7 June
ICELAND 1997

8 NOCs · 714 participants

10 sports

VI EDITION GSSE · 29 May - 3 June
LUXEMBOURG 1995

8 NOCs · 684 participants

9 sports

V EDITION GSSE · 25 - 29 May
MALTA 1993

8 NOCs · 690 participants

9 sports

IV EDITION GSSE · 21 - 26 May
ANDORRA 1991

8 NOCs · 697 participants

8 sports

III EDITION GSSE · 17 - 20 May
CYPRUS 1989

8 NOCs · 675 participants

8 sports

II EDITION GSSE · 14 - 17 May
MONACO 1987

8 NOCs · 468 participants

9 sports

I EDITION GSSE · 23 - 26 May
SAN MARINO 1985

8 NOCs · 222 participants

7 sports

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