/ Montenegro

The slogan for the 18th Games of the Small States of Europe in 2019 was “How Big We Are,” so it came as little surprise when the Montenegrin Olympic Committee hosted an event that seemed to everyone in attendance, including IOC President Thomas Bach, quite simply monumental.

It was the first major international multi-sport event organized in Montenegro, which welcomed 835 athletes competing in ten disciplines in the cities of Budva, Tivat, Bar, Cetinje, Podgorica. When the five-day celebration of sport finally came to a close, the hosts had won a record 35 medals (15 gold, 13 silver, 20 bronze).

What will they do for an encore?