The 13th Games of the Small States of Europe took place in Cyprus from 1st to 6th June.
Ms Solange Ragazzoni-Conterno and Mr Raymond Gnutti, as usual, assumed their role of Chefs de Mission. The opening ceremony was held on Monday 1st June at 9 p.m.
The Monegasque delegation, preceded by their standard bearer, Mr Brice Etes (athletics), paraded past in red and white headed by the Chefs de Mission, followed by the athletes and officials.
90 athletes took part in the events concerning 10 sports. Due to the fact that the events were taking place at two venues, those participating in athletics, cycling, judo, tennis, table tennis and shooting were provided accommodation at the Hilton Park Hotel in Nicosia, whilst those competing in gymnastics, swimming, sailing and beach volleyball stayed at the Arsinoe Hotel in Limassol.
Despite the distance, the delegation remained closely united, focused on the results achieved as each day went by.
- Monaco won 42 medals:
- 8 gold (3 in judo, 2 in tennis – 2 in shooting and 1 in sailing)
- 17 silver (3 in athletics – 2 in gymnastics – 7 in judo – 1 in swimming – 1 in tennis and 3 in sailing)
- 17 bronze (3 in athletics – 4 in gymnastics – 1 in judo – 5 in swimming – 1 in tennis – 1 in shooting and 2 in sailing)
The medal winners
The Principality of Monaco thus achieved 4th place in the final ranking following Cyprus, Iceland and Luxembourg.