The CONS created and organized in San Marino the first edition of the Games of the European Small States in 1985. This Olympic event is for the European States with a population of less than one million inhabitants and includes: Andorra, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco and San Marino.
These small Olympics, which are granted the high patronage of the IOC and the EOC and are regulated by their own Articles of Association and Regulations, are celebrated every two years and hosted each time by one of the member states. In 1987, the Games took place in Monaco then in Cyprus (1989), Andorra (1991), Malta (1993), Luxemburg (1995), Iceland (1997) and Liechtenstein (1999), which closed the first turn of the Games.
The second turn was opened by San Marino in 2001, then followed Malta in 2003, Andorra in 2005, Monaco in 2007, Cyprus in 2009 and Liechtenstein in 2011. The next date is in Luxemburg in 2013.
The Games of the Small States will be back in San Marino in 2017.