NICOSIA, 11 May 2009 -
A well-studied plan to
facilitate the needs of the teams, the journalists and
officials attending the Games of the Small States of
Europe has been devised by the Organising Committee of
the XIII Games of the Small States of Europe.
of the plan is to make transportation easier for all
those involved in the Games, who will need to travel to
and from their places of residence to the relative
sports venues which will host the twelve different
sports events in Nicosia and Limassol.
2009 has worked extensively towards developing a
transport network that would make access to and from the
GSSE venues simpler and quicker. Transportation will be
by coaches leaving daily from the hotels hosting the
various teams, to the relative sports venues.
will also be on hand to serve the transportation needs
of the other team members, athletes, volunteers and
journalists needing to go from one sports venue to
GSSE Organising Committee will also be providing one
coach for every participating nation, depending on that
leaders of each delegation will also be given their own
cars, should it be needed. The same applies for the
President of the Olympic Committee of each nation who
will attend the XIII GSSE.
guests who will also be given a car, a police escort
will be available for their safe stay in Cyprus.
delegations taking part in the GSSE will be staying in
two cities – Nicosia and Limassol. Due to the distance
between the two towns, routes from Nicosia to Limassol
and vice versa have been assigned to cover the needs of
all parties involved in the Games.
buses within Nicosia will be making trips from 07:00
hours every 20 minutes carrying passengers to the two
main points in the capital – the Makarion and the GSP
Sports Complexes. In a bid to keep the timetable running
smoothly and to avoid any possible delays, every route
will have three coaches operating at the same time.
transport network will reach all the hotels hosting the
teams and will supply routes to all other sports
facilities and venues such as the University of Cyprus
and the Olympic Shooting Range, but also to Machairas,
where the Mountain Bike event will take place.
sees an easier schedule with the town, with only three
sports venues needing to be served. However, the
organising committee has still worked towards covering
the teams' needs in the best possible way. The teams
will be transported from their hotels to the Limassol
Sailing Centre (for Beach Volleyball and Sailing), to
the "Spyros Kyprianou" Sports Centre (Gymnastics) and to
the Limassol Swimming Pool.