2019 Games of the Small States of Europe

The 2019 Games of the Small States of Europe, also known as the XVIII Games of the Small States of Europe, took place in Budva, Montenegro,[6][7] from 27 May to 1 June 2019.[8][9][10]

XVIII Games of the Small States of Europe
Host cityBudva[1]
Country Montenegro
MottoHow Big We Are[2]
Be fair by nature (as part of the UNDP Green Games Programme)[3][4]
Nations participating9
Athletes participating835[5]
Opening ceremony27 May 2019
Closing ceremony1 June 2019
Officially opened byMilo Đukanović
Websitewww.montenegro2019.me
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Games

The 2019 Games were the first time Montenegro has hosted the event since its inception into the GSSE in 2009.[11]

The Games opened on the 27 May 2019 with around 2000 people attending the ceremony.[12]

Participating teams

Both the Faroe Islands and the Vatican City expressed an interest in participating in the Games but neither have an official Olympic Committee, one of the requirements of participation in the GSSE.[5][13][14]

Sports

There were competitions in ten different disciplines:[15]

Venues

Calendar

 OC Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  1 Event finals  CC Closing ceremony
May / June 27
Mon
28
Tue
29
Wed
30
Thu
31
Fri
1
Sat
Total
CeremoniesOCCC
Athletics 11 11 15 37
Basketball 2 2
Beach volleyball 2 2
Boules 1 3 4
Judo 9 2 11
Shooting 3 3 6
Swimming 12 12 14 38
Table tennis 2 2 2 6
Tennis 5 5
Volleyball 2 2
Total events 21 26 35 20 11 113
May / June27
Mon
28
Tue
29
Wed
30
Thu
31
Fri
1
Sat
Total


Medal table

Luxembourg topped the medal table, winning 77 medals including 26 golds.[26]

  *   Host nation (Montenegro)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Luxembourg (LUX)26272477
2 Iceland (ISL)21271664
3 Cyprus (CYP)19132355
4 Monaco (MON)15132048
5 Montenegro (MNE)*1561435
6 Liechtenstein (LIE)95620
7 Malta (MLT)612927
8 Andorra (AND)341118
9 San Marino (SMR)14712
Totals (9 nations)115111130356

References

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  13. Pavitt, Michael (25 January 2019). "European Olympic Committees turn down request to recognise Faroe Islands but give permission to compete in specific sports". Inside the Games. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  14. Pavitt, Michael (11 January 2019). "Vatican establish athletics association but several hurdles remain before potential Olympic inclusion". Inside the Games. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
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