Athlete Gianluca Chetcuti chosen as flag bearer
The Maltese Olympic Committee, today, officially named the contingent representing Malta at forthcoming Games of the Small States of Europe which will be held in Montenegro between the 27th May and 1st June.
The shortlist of athletes was announced at a press conference held earlier on this morning at the Maltese Olympic Committee’s Headquarters in the presence of officials, athletes, coaches and members of the media.
The MOC President Mr. Julian Pace Bonello will be accompanying the athletes, whilst Chef de Mission duties will be undertaken by Mr. Paul Sultana.
Director of Sport Ivan Balzan confirmed that Malta will be taking part in eight disciplines which include Athletics, Basketball, Beach Volley, Judo, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis and Tennis. A total of 80 athletes will be fielded. A number of coaches and medical officials will also be forming part of the contingent to support the athletes throughout the Games. Mr. Balzan continued to explain that preparations have been ongoing since Team Malta’s return from the last Games and which were closely monitored by the Olympic Committee’s Technical Commission. Mr. Balzan feels that Team Malta is well poised to bring home a good medal tally.
Chef de Mission Paul Sultana went on to explain Games logistics and announced that competitions will take place in the cities of Budvar, Bar, Tivat, Cetinje and Podgorica, Montenegro. This is the first time that Montenegro will be hosting these Games since it joined the GSSE family in 2009. Sultana also announced that a number of places on the charter flights are available for those wishing to support the Maltese contingent during the Games.
A strong delegation of Sports Journalists, representing most the majority of Media houses, will be [...]