A new sports event saw the light of day in May 1985 - biennial games in which eight small states from Europe competed : Andorra, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco and San Marino. It was the capital of the latter, San Marino, that had the honour of organising the 1st Games.
THE GAMES OF THE SMALL STATES OF EUROPE
Achievements by Monegasque Athletes at the Games of the Small States of Europe:
Source: Monegasque Olympic Committee
From 4th to 9th June 2007, the 12th Games of the Small States of Europe took place in the Principality of Monaco. Twelve sports were on the programme: athletics, basketball, boules sports, gymnastics, judo, sailing, shooting, swimming, tennis, table tennis, beach volleyball and volleyball.