A massive incentive has been added to Maltese athletes representing our country in the 2023 Games of the Small States of Europe, with Maltese Olympic Committee president Julian Pace Bonello announcing a €10,000 bonus.
Pace Bonello revealed that talks between the government and Sport Malta have managed to result in the €10K bonus, making it the highest amount ever received by Maltese athletes in the GSSE.
Over 200 athletes will be competing in 10 disciplines which will be part of the sports programme for the nineteenth edition of the Games of the Small States of Europe. This is the third time the Games are being hosted in Malta.
Speaking to the Maltese athletes at the Auberge de Castille courtyard, Prime Minister Abela remarked about the unprecedented investment in the Games. This investment has resulted in new or refurbished state of the art facilities as well as training programmes which prepared athletes for these Games.
It was also announced how Mediterranean Games medallist Elaine Genovese (Tennis) and European Youth Olympic Festival medallist Matthew Galea Soler (athletics) would be the two athletes who will carry the Maltese flag during the opening ceremony of the Small Nations Games to be held on the Floriana Granaries.