NICOSIA, 25 June 2008 -
A total of 1136 athletes have been registered for the
XIII Games of the Small States of Europe CYPRUS 2009,
according to the Preliminary Entries List. Cyprus, the
hosts, will field the most numerous team, with 252
athletes competing in all 12 sports on the programme.
Luxembourg has the next strongest delegation with 173
athletes and will only be absent from the Rhythmic
The most popular sport
seems to be Athletics, where 213 have been registered.
All eight countries will be represented with both men
and women. Next on the list is Volleyball, with 154
athletes (7 men's and 6 women's teams). Only
Liechtenstein will be absent from the men's Volleyball
competition, while Andorra and Monaco will not
participate in the women's tournament.
Following is the full
list of the Preliminary Entries for the XIII GSSE: