News Sports Fine start for Cyprus in the Games of the Small States of...

Fine start for Cyprus in the Games of the Small States of Europe

The 2019 Games of the Small States of Europe started yesterday with Cyprus one of the nine participating countries.

The 18th edition of the Games takes place in Budva, Montenegro from 27 May to 1 June 2019.

A total of 140 athletes from Cyprus will participate in athletics, basketball, boules, judo, shooting, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball and beach volleyball.

The participating countries are Andorra, Cyprus, Malta, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Montenegro and San Marino. Among the participants, Cyprus is the only country with a population of over one million people

Cyprus is second in the all-time medal table behind Iceland, as the Nordic country has more gold medals (479 VS 468). However Cyprus has more medals in total (1220 VS 1204).

Iceland was the top nation in nine editions of the Games, Cyprus was top in six and Luxembourg was top nation twice. The competition has been taking place every two years since 1985.

Cyprus hosted the Games twice, in 1989 and 2009.

Two victories for Cyprus on opening day

The Games started well for Cyprus as its women’s volleyball and beach volleyball teams recorded two wins against Iceland.

The duo of Zachaiou and Charalambous beat the Icelandic team with 3-0 sets in volleyball while Mariota and Zoi recorded a 2-0 victory in beach volleyball.

Top Stories

252 new cases through PCR tests, two deaths announced on Tuesday

Two men, one aged 75 and one 64, both with underlying conditions have died from Covid-19, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday. Both men...

CYPRA owner: I was not convinced

Speaking before the House Agriculture Committee, George Georgiou, the owner of CYPRA slaughter house said he did not do anything illegal and was not...

U.S. federal agency greenlights Biden’s presidential transition

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on Monday told Joe Biden it was ready to begin the formal presidential transition process for him. GSA Administrator...

Cabinet to decide on Wednesday about measures against COVID-19

Cyprus Government Spokesman, Kyriakos Koushos, has told CNA that the Council of Ministers will decide on Wednesday about what will happen as regards the...

Delays in the arrival of postal items due to decrease of flights

The Cyprus Post would like to inform the public that due to the Coronavirus outbreak, a significant decrease of flights to and from Cyprus...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...