Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Games of the Small States of Europe - Day One

Photo: Joe Turmes / Luxemburg Wort /
As hoped, the Grand Ducal and Princely families were out in a (little) force to cheer on their athletes using all physical strength on the first day of competition at the Games of the Small States of Europe. The biggest appearance was observable at the beach volleyball venue as Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie as well as Princess Margaretha and her daughter Princess Marie-Astrid gathered to view a few matches.

Photo: Sportpics / Luxemburger Tageblatt /
I also spotted the Grand Duke, the Grand Duchess, Princess Margaretha, Princess Astrid at the tennis venue, while those four as well as the Hereditary Grand Duke and the Hereditary Grand Duchess visited the Judo competition at one point or the other, as did Princess Nora. At least Grand Duke Henri was also present at the swimming competition were he handed out a few medals. The Grand Duke, his sister Princess Margaretha and his niece Princess Astrid were also at the table tennis. Yep, they really got around today!

(Not sure who I just talked about? Have a look at our Who's Who!)

After the first day of competition, Luxembourg leads the medal table with eight gold and silver medals each as well as ten bronze medals. Liechtenstein is currently in fifth place with three gold, five silver and two bronze medals.

Pictures of the various events of today are located at Tageblatt, L'essentiel, Sportrevue #1, Sportrevue #2, RTL #1 and RTL #2. RTL also has a news report about today's events and yesterday's opening ceremony.

Source: GSSE, Wort, Tageblatt

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