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 8 Europeansmall states since 1985. The Games are currently held at the beginning of June, and feature competition in 9 Summer Olympic sports.
The 14th edition of the Games took place in June 2011 in Liechtenstein.
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 was added in 2009. Members all have a population of less than one million. Participating countries are:
<small>(*) Montenegro became the ninth GSSE country on June 1, 2009; at a meeting held presumably at the 2009 Games.</small>
The are currently seeking to also compete at the Games; however, unlike the other participants, the Faroes are neither a sovereign nation (they are an autonomous province of Denmark) nor are they an EOC member.
List of sporting disciplines
At the 2007 Games 12 sporting disciplines were contested (with both men's and women's divisions):