Games Of The Small States Of Europe 2013
Since 1985, the Games of the Small States of Europe have been taking place bi-annually.
The participation is limited to countries with less than one million inhabitants, that have their own National Olympic Committee (NOC) and are member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Nine states belong to this select group: Cyprus, Montenegro, Malta, Iceland, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino and Luxembourg.
The Games usually take place at the end of May or the beginning of June. They include, according to the governing regulation, the following sports: athletics, swimming, judo, shooting, tennis and table tennis.
There are two team sports, one of which must be basket- or volleyball. At the discretion of the Executive Committee, the event’s organizer may include two further sports. One of these must be recognized at Olympic level.
This year sees Luxembourg play host to the Games. To mark the occasion, a commemorative stamp will be edited in May as a double postage stamp with decorated borders.
Technical DetailsIssue Date: 02.05.2013
Printer: Multicolored high-resolution offset by bpost Stamp Production, Malines (B)
Process: Binsfeld, Luxembourg (L)
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: 32.50 x 48.80 mm