A definite “yes“ for the future of the Games of the Small States of Europe

Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 10:00

The presidents of the NOCs and Sport ministers agree to the 3rd round

In 2015, the 2nd round of the Games of the Small States of Europe would have been completed.
Parallel to the 14th GSSE, the Sports Ministers of the participating nations and the Presidents of the National Olympic Committees met today.

During the informal Sports Minister Conference, the officials and the decision-makers unanimously agreed to continue the Games of the Small States of Europe. Sports Minister Hugo Quaderer was pleased with the joint decision. “Continuing the Games of the Small States of Europe gives the right signal for sport here in our country. In this way, the organisations and associations are provided with an important basis and perspective for their work in the future.” He emphasized the significant social aspect of the Games and said a big thank you to all the 750 volunteers. In this connection, he also appreciated the excellent work of the OC.

Lie Games say yes to future of the GSSE

Lie Games say yes to future of the GSSE

3rd round starts with San Marino
Leo Kranz, President of the Organisation Committee and the Liechtenstein NOC reported about the General Assembly of the GSSE. In 2013, the Games of the Small States of Europe will take place in Luxembourg, in 2015 in Iceland. This morning San Marino bid for the Games in 2017. So it is clear now that there will be a 3rd round of the Games. The history of the GSSE since 1985 has shown how valuable they are for all of us, because they strengthen the ties and friendship amongst us.

Various other matters were discussed and the decision was made to adhere to the regulation that only states with less than 1 million inhabitants can participate. Another item covered was the sports program for Iceland but no definite decision has been made. However, general agreement was reached that some new Olympic disciplines will be included if at least 6 countries give their approval.





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