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CROATIAN OLYMPIC DELEGATION XXII OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES SOCHI 2014


IMPRESSUM

PUBLISHER Croatian Olympic Committee Trg Krešimira Ćosića 11 10000 Zagreb, Croatia www.hoo.hr FOR THE PUBLISHER Josip Čop EDITOR Radica Jurkin EDITORIAL BOARD

Manuela Sentđerđi Čorković Maja Čizmić Regula

Jadran Mimica (JET SET MAGAZIN) Mihovil Švigir (JET SET MAGAZIN) TEXT BY Radica Jurkin TRANSLATION Carpe Diem - N.T. Dalma Jagićeva 7 10000 Zagreb, Croatia COVER PAGE & LAYOUT Marin Stojić (JET SET MAGAZIN) Preradovićeva 21 10000 Zagreb, Croatia PHOTOS Romeo Ibrišević, Ivo Pervan, COC Archive, Hina, Croatian Ski Association PRINTED BY Denona Getaldićeva 1 10000 Zagreb, Croatia PRINTING RUN 150 copies This edition was prepared for printing on January 28th, 2014.

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CONTENTS

Foreword by Zlatko Mateナ。a, President of the Croatian Olympic Committee .................................

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Foreword by Josip ト経p, Secretary General of the Croatian Olympic Committee ...................

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I. CROATIAN OLYMPIC DELEGATION SOCHI 2014

10 Croatian Athletes and Officials .......................................................12 Competition schedule.................................................................... 26 Mission .........................................................................................

II. CROATIAN ATHLETES AT OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES Croatian Athletes at Olympic Winter Games ................................

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III. CROATIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE TODAY

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The Highest Sports Body in Croatia .............................................. IV. ABOUT CROATIA Facts, Croatia in the EU, Arts and Culture ....................................

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Sponsors and Partners of the Croatian Olympic Committee ...........

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FOREWORD

Dear athletes, XXII Winter Olympics in Sochi are ahead of us - sixteen unforgettable Olympic competitions and inspiring sports performances. Recently, on January 17th, 2014, we celebrated 22 years of international recognition of the COC. This historical event made possible the first performance of Croatian athletes under the own flag at Winter Olympics in Albertville in 1992. Since that first appearance under the Croatian flag, the Croatian Olympic athletes brought Croatia 10 medals from the Olympic Winter Games - four gold, five silver and one bronze. Winter Olympics brought back the memories of unforgettable moments – the moments of greatest successes of Croatian skiing – dazzling performances of the most successful Croatian female athlete of all time, Janica Kostelić, winner of four gold and two silver medals at Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and Winter Olympics in Turin, winner of three silver medals Ivica Kostelić and winner of the first Croatian Olympic medal in Nordic disciplines, the bronze one, Jakov Fak.

President of the Croatian Olympic Committee Zlatko Mateša, PhD

Among the world's best winter sports athletes in Sochi there will be also the Croatian sports stars. They will send the world a message of peace, tolerance and friendship, which is the most important task of every National Olympic Committee and all the athletes performing under the flag of their country. I am convinced that all of our Olympians will give their best and that they will represent Croatia with dignity, making all of us at home very proud of them. I wish all the participants of Winter Olympics in Sochi a lot of sports success and personal satisfaction.

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FOREWORD

Dear sports friends, All around the world, from the earliest age, many athletes dream of taking part in the Olympic Games. The realization of this dream is a great reward for all the hard work and sacrifice, it is something that will be remembered for a lifetime. Being a participant of this, the biggest sports event, represents the peak event in career of every athlete, regardless of the achieved score. Of course, the Olympic medalists are added to the special list of winners and their names are recorded there forever. We are also very happy that 11 of our athletes earned the privilege of participating in the Games in Sochi. At the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002, Croatia has won four medals (14 Croatian athletes participating in the Olympics), in Turin in 2006 three medals (24 Croatian athletes participating in the Olympics), as well as in Vancouver in 2010 (19 Croatian athletes participating in the Olympics). What awaits us in Sochi? Already one medal would be a tremendous success, continuing thus a series of Croatian pedestals at the Winter Olympics. All the eyes of Croatian fans are turned to Ivica Kostelić. Regardless of being in a weaker form this season, one must always count on him, especially concerning the Combined and Slalom. So far his collection of successes counts three silver medals and who knows, maybe Sochi will bring him the first gold…

Secretary General of the Croatian Olympic Committee Josip Čop

Over three billion viewers worldwide will be watching the events in Sochi, the city that gave its best to meet the highest standards of the world’s biggest sports spectacle. Let’s add to all of this also the permanent formation of standards of Olympic community which implies mutual respect, tolerance and promotion of peace, friendship, solidarity and fair play, opposing any form of violence and manipulation in sports. All of this makes the Olympics a magnificent and outstanding event.

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DELEGATION

SPORTS

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MISSION & MEDICAL TEAM

CHEF DE MISSION

Damir Šegota Date of Birth: May 22nd, 1966 Place of Birth: Zagreb, Croatia DEPUTY CHEF DE MISSION

Petra Nosso Date of Birth: August 29th, 1975 Place of Birth: Zagreb, Croatia PRESS ATTACHÉ

Nenad Error Date of Birth: January 20th, 1953 Place of Birth: Dvor, Croatia PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Zoran Pršo Date of Birth: February 6th, 1969 Place of Birth: Pula, Croatia PHYSIOTHERAPIST

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ALPINE SKIING

Sofija Novoselić Date of Birth: January 18th, 1990 Place of Birth: Zagreb, Croatia

Andrea Komšić Date of Birth: May 4th, 1996 Place of Birth: Kiseljak, Bosnia and Hercegovina

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Sofija Novoselić

Andrea Komšić


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Ivica Kostelić Date of Birth: November 23rd, 1979 Place of Birth: Zagreb, Croatia

Natko Zrnčić Dim Date of Birth: March 7th, 1986 Place of Birth: Zagreb, Croatia

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Ivica Kostelić

Natko Zrnčić Dim


Filip Zubčić Date of Birth: January 27th, 1993 Place of Birth: Zagreb, Croatia

Dalibor Šamšal Date of Birth: December 25th, 1985 Place of Birth: Rijeka, Croatia

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Dalibor Šamšal

Filip Zubčić


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Zavi탑an - Mountain Velebit


ALPINE SKIING

Matej Vidović Date of Birth: April 14th, 1993 Place of Birth: Zagreb, Croatia

Sebastian Brigović Date of Birth: April 20th, 1992 Place of Birth: Rijeka, Croatia

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Matej Vidović

Sebastian Brigović


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ALPINE SKIING

TEAM LEADER

COACH

VEDRAN PAVLEK

JURIJ HAFNER

Date of Birth: April 27th, 1973 Place of Birth: Zagreb, Croatia

Date of Birth: April 14th, 1951 Place of Birth: Jesenice, Slovenia

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DAVOR KOMŠIĆ

KRISTIAN GHEDINA

Date of Birth: May 19th, 1971 Place of Birth: Kiseljak, Bosnia & Hercegovina

Date of Birth: November 20th, 1969 Place of Birth: Pieve De Cadore, Italia

TECHNICAL PERSONELL

COACH

ŽIGA ROSINA

Date of Birth: April 3rd, 1975 Place of Birth: Celje, Slovenia

PETER PEN Date of Birth: June 14th, 1973 Place of Birth: Maribor, Slovenia

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GORAN VIDOVIĆ

Date of Birth: May 27th, 1964 Place of Birth: Zagreb, Croatia

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Vedrana Malec

Skiathlon 10+10 km, Individual 10 km cl., Sprint F, Team Sprint F, Long distance 30 km F

Date of Birth: March 24th, 1990 Place of Birth: Zagreb, Croatia Team Leader

Zlatko Malec Date of Birth: May 9th, 1959 Place of Birth: Zagreb, Croatia

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Edi Dadić

Skiathlon 15+15 km, Individual 15 km cl., Sprint F, Team Sprint F, Long distance 50 km F

Date of Birth: December 22nd ,1993 Place of Birth: Rijeka, Croatia Coach

Zoran Skender Date of Birth: September 21st, 1968 Place of Birth: Ravna Gora, Croatia

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SNOWBOARD

Morena Makar Halfpipe

Date of Birth: January 22nd ,1985 Place of Birth: Zagreb, Croatia Team Leader

Pavel Pisarović Date of Birth: September 29th, 1971 Place of Birth: Zagreb, Croatia

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OTHER MEMBERS OF CROATIAN TEAM AT THE 2014 WINTER OLYMPICS IN SOCHI

PRESS JOURNALISTS

Renata Beluhan Dražen Brajdić Goran Ražić Hrvoje Slišković Marko Stričević RADIO JOURNALISTS

Nino Barhanović Krešimir Gotlin Davor Iljadica Davor Lulić Lovorko Magdić

TV JOURNALISTS AND TECHNICIANS

Stjepan Balog Nenad Ban Robert Brkić Slavko Cvitković Drago Ćosić Mićo Dušanović Nika Fleiss Hrvoje Hostić Bruno Kovačević Viki Ivanović Sanja Ivanović Robert Jelečević Boris Jelavić Zvonimir Jukica Dražen Lipka Zvonko Listeš Damir Lovrenčić Martin Mustafić Robert Petrinec Robert Šoštar Mile Tapavički

Zagreb - Medvednica mountain (FIS World Cup “Snow Queen Trophy“)

CROATIAN ALPINE SKI TEAM

Nikola Bahovec Kristijan Cindrić Igor Jakopović Ante Kostelić Janica Kostelić Dubravko Lalić Ladislav Mulej Mislav Samaržija Marko Šuman Rajko Šamšal Tomislav Zubčić

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COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Th 6 CEREMONIES ALPINE SKIING BIATHLON BOBSLEIGH CROSS COUNTRY CURLING FIGURE SKATING FREESTYLE SKIING ICE HOCKEY LUGS NORDIC COMBINED SHORT TRACK SKELETON SKI JUMPING SNOWBOARD SPEED SKATING 26

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Winter Olympics - from Chamonix to Sochi

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he first and only performance of Croatian skiers at the pre-war Olympic Winter Games was at the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix in 1924 as part of the Yugoslav Olympic team - Dušan Zinaja and Miroslav Pandaković. After the Second World War, Nada Birko-Kustec performed at the VI Olympic Winter Games in Oslo, Norway in 1952 as member of the Yugoslav Olympic team. At the following VII Olympic Winter Games in Cortina D’Ampezzo in 1956 Nada Birko-Kustec was joined by Blaženka Vodelnić.

At the IX Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck in 1964, Croatian athletes Ivan Ratej, Miran Krmelj and Boris Renaud participated as members of the Yugoslav hockey team. At the following X Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble in 1968, the hockey team achieved its greatest success winning first place in group B and ninth in the overall ranking. Ivo Ratej and Boris Renaud were members of this winning team. These two hockey players performed once again at the XI Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo in Sanda Dubravčić - XIV Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo

1972. Hockey player Miroslav Gojanović participated in the next, the XII Winter Olympics in Innsbruck in 1976. The largest number of Croatian athletes wearing the Yugoslav team jersey performed at the XIV Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo in 1984: Franjo Jakovac in biathlon, Miljan Begović and Sanda Dubravčić in figure skating and Nenad Žvanut and Dubravka Vukušić in speed skating. Željka Čižmešija was the last Croatian athlete who represented Yugoslavia in figure skating at the Winter Olympics in Calgary in 1988.

Croatian Athletes At Winter Olympics under their Flag Participation of Croatian athletes at the Olympic Winter Games in Albertville in 1992 was the first performance under the Croatian flag and for this reason this event will forever remain recorded in “gold letters” in the annals of Croatian Olympic history. Moreover, it will also be remembered that Croatian Olympic Committee was provisionally recognized (January 17th, 1992), and invited by the International Olympic Committee to participate both in the XVI Winter Olympics in Albertville and in the Games of the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona that same year.


Janica Kostelić


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XVI OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES ALBERTVILLE 1992 The XVI Olympic Winter Games in Albertville were the first Olympic Games in which Croatia participated as an independent country, under its own flag. This is why this is recorded in Croatian Olympic history as a historic event of extreme importance. The small, but very important Olympic team, led by the Team leader Sanda Dubravčić Šimunjak included siblings Željka and Tomislav Čizmešija, figure skaters, Alpine skier Vedran Pavlek and cross-country skier Siniša Vukonić. Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Tomislav Čižmešija At the Closing Ceremony: Siniša Vuković

XVII OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES LILLEHAMMER 1994 At the XVII Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Croatia was represented by a 6-member team led by the Team leader Sanda Dubravčić Šimunjak, Croatia’s best figure skater, European Vice-Champion (Innsbruck 1981) and participant of the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo in 1984, 34

where she also lit the Olympic flame at the Opening Ceremony. There were three Croatian athletes performing within the Croatian team in Lillehammer: Vedran Pavlek competed in Alpine skiing and Siniša Vukonić and Antonio Rački in Nordic disciplines. Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Vedran Pavlek At the Closing Ceremony: Vedran Pavlek

XVIII OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES NAGANO 1988 The XVIII Olympic Winter Games in Nagano featured Croatia’s largest Olympic team until then. Janica Kostelić, then sixteenyear-old new promising Alpine skier from Croatia’s capital of Zagreb, participated as well and had the honor of carrying the Croatian flag at the Opening Ceremony. Janica Kostelić competed in all the Alpine skiing disciplines. Her 8th place in the combined was the best result any Croatian athlete had ever achieved in the history of Olympic Winter Games. Her performance in Nagano was the announcement of fantastic, historical results of Croatian Alpine skiing in the years that followed. Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Janica Kostelić At the Closing Ceremony: Vedran Pavlek


XIX OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES SALT LAKE CITY 2002 Four Medals of the New Skiing Queen At the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, the new skiing queen, Janica Kostelić was introduced to the world in her full swing, winning as many as four Olympic medals – three gold and one silver medal. Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City will also be remembered by the fact that Croatian athletes were competing – for the first time - in bobsleigh and biathlon as well and that Croatian team counted the largest number of athletes since declaration of independence: 14 athletes competing in 5 sports. Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Janica Kostelić At the Closing Ceremony: Ivan Šola ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆

Janica Kostelić With six Olympic medals - four gold and two silver, five World Championship titles and three world cup titles (she won 30 world cup races in all the disciplines), Janica Kostelić is the most successful Alpine skier in the history of Olympic

Winter Games and absolutely Croatia’s best female athlete of all time. Janica Kostelić was born in Zagreb on January 5th, 1982. She started skiing at the age of 9 in the Ski Club Zagreb and she was winning, already as a young girl, all the races she was competing in. Especially impressive was the season of 1996/1997, when she participated in 22 races and won all of them, including the two most important races in the world of children’s skiing – the Topolino and Pinocchio trophies in Slalom and Giant slalom. Since the beginning of her career, her father and coach Ante Kostelić was always by her side. Along with her mother Marica and brother Ivica, he certainly deserves the most credit for her incredible successes on the ski slopes throughout the world, which she achieved in spite of the fact that she had as many as 10 surgeries during her career. Janica participated in three Olympic Winter Games and she had the honor of carrying the Croatian flat at all of them. She carried the Croatian flag for the first time at the Nagano Olympics in 1998, where she was – at the age of 16 - the youngest Alpine skier and her eighth place in the Combined represented the greatest achievement of Croatia’s athletes at Olympic Winter Games until then. At the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City in 2002, she thrilled the

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world by winning gold in the Combined, which was Croatia’s first medal in the history of Olympic Winter Games, and besides that she also won two gold medals in Slalom and Giant slalom and silver medal in Super-G. Janica’s last Olympic performance was at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, where she won both gold medal in the Combined and silver medal in Super-G, rounding thus her unique Olympic career, during which she had won four gold and two silver medals. Besides her impressive career as an Olympic athlete, Janica also left a deep mark in international skiing. The Croatian Olympic Committee proclaimed Janica the most promising athlete in Croatian sports in 1998 and then, almost six years in a row - in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006 – proclaimed her the Most Successful Female Athlete. At the ceremony held in Lausanne in 2002 the President of the IOC, Mr. Jacques Rogge, awarded Janica the IOC and Eurosport award “SportStar”., along with 28 European athletes who had won medals at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. In 2006, at the Laureus World Sports Awards, she won - the award “Sportswoman of the Year” by the Laureus Academy from Barcelona, an association consisting of 46 legendary sportsman and sportswomen.

XX OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES TURIN 2006 Croatia’s first men’s Winter Olympic medal Thanks to Ivica Kostelić, Croatia earned the first Winter Olympic medal in men’s competition at the Winter Olympics in Turin. Janica Kostelić won her fourth gold Olympic medal in the Combined, remaining thus undefeated in the mentioned discipline for four consecutive years. By winning another silver medal, she completed her impressive Olympic career with six medals – four gold and two silver – and became the most successful female Alpine skier in the history of Winter Olympics. These medals made her the best Croatian athlete and one of the best athletes in the history of Winter Olympics. Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Janica Kostelić At the Closing Ceremony: Ivan Šola ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆

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Ivica Kostelić This Olympian, winner of three Olympic silver medals in Alpine skiing, is one of the best Croatian athletes of all time. He participated in three Olympic Games


Croatian Alpine Ski Team - XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver


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– in Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006, where he won Croatia’s first Olympic medal ever in men’s competition, and in Vancouver 2010, where his brilliant performance resulted in winning two more silver medals. His first Olympic performance was in Salt Lake City in 2002, where he finished in an excellent 9th place in Giant slalom. In Turin he won a silver medal in the Combined, earning thus to Croatia’s the first Winter Olympic medal ever in men’s competition. In the Slalom he finished in the 6th place. Besides the silver medal in Super combined in Vancouver in 2010, he also won silver in Slalom, the discipline where he is the best. He finished 7th in the Giant slalom, and 16th in the Super-G. With silver from Vancouver, he was a potential top candidate for the 2014 Games in Sochi. In terms of FIS World Cup victories, he has crossed already 26 races and besides that, he also won gold in Slalom at the 2003 World Championships St. Moritz (SUI), bronze at the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and silver in Super combined at the 2013 World Championships in Schladming (AUT). He has proven to be the most versatile contemporary skier by winning the large crystal globe in the season of 2010/2011. Ivica Kostelić was born in Zagreb on November 23rd, 1979. He showed talent very early by winning at children’s competitions from 1992 on, after which he started winning all the important races in

Slovenia, Italy and France. He drew attention of the international ski community at the World Junior Championships in Schladming in 1997, when he, aged 17 and among 20-year old competitors from countries with a hundred-year long skiing tradition, won bronze in the Combined. But then he suffered frequent injuries, due to which he also had to give up on the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano. Training under his father and coach Ante Kostelić, a versatile athlete and exceptional skiing expert, Ivica Kostelić has been a tremendous asset to Croatian sports. The Croatian Olympic Committee awarded him the Most Successful Athlete award in 2003, 2010, 2011 and 2013. For outstanding contribution to the Croatian sports, in 2002 he received the highest recognition - the annual “Franjo Bučar” State Award for Sports . Besides that, he also received the medal of the Order of Danica Hrvatska (the Croatian Morning Star) with the Image of Franjo Bučar.

XXI OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES VANCOUVER 2010 The first Winter Olympic medal in a discipline other than Alpine skiing The 2010 Vancouver Olympics confirmed once again the endless assets of Croatian sports.


First the 22-year-old biathlete Jakov Fak won a bronze medal in the 10 km sprint. He covered the distance in 24:21.8 minutes and hit all the 10 targets. It was Croatia’s eighth Winter Olympic medal, the first in a discipline other than Alpine skiing. One day before the final day, on February 27th, Ivica Kostelić won another silver medal – this time in Slalom. The excellent skier Giuliano Razzoli of Italy was 0.16 seconds faster. This was Ivica’s second medal in Vancouver and third Olympic medal in his career.

Jakov Fak

Jakov Fak, bronze Olympic medalists from Vancouver, was the first Croatian athlete who won Olympic medal in a Nordic discipline. Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Jakov Fak At the Closing Ceremony: Ivan Šola ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆

Jakov Fak

seconds behind the silver medalist Christoph Stephan of Germany.

Jakov was born in Rijeka on August 1st, 1987. He started practicing crosscountry skiing first, but switched to biathlon later on. He showed talent already as a junior, finishing 10th at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Ruhpolding, Germany, and indicated an extraordinary potential in February 2009 by winning a bronze medal at the World Championship in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Regardless of the tough competition of 120 athletes, he covered the 20 km long track with excellence and he was only 0.17 seconds behind the world biathlon legend Ole Einar Bjørndalen of Norway and 0.05

After Vancouver, in April 2010, Jakov Fak finished third in the invitational 10 km sprint in PetropavlovskKamchatsky, in competition with the world’s best biathletes, among which also the overall World Cup winner and Olympic 10 km Sprint Champion Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway. As Jakov Fak wanted to continue cooperation with the Slovenian coach who was training him, he requested the permission to leave the Croatian Biathlon Federation and join the Slovenian Biathlon Team. His request was granted in October 2010.

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Croatian Olympic Committee Today

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he Croatian Olympic Committee, the highest sports body in Croatia, was founded in Zagreb on September 10th 1991.

Members of the Croatian Olympic Committee are national sports associations (38 of them are Olympic and 42 non-Olympic sports), 20 county sports associations and the City of Zagreb and 10 associations and institutions of interest for Croatian sport and the activities of the Croatian Olympic Committee. The Croatian Olympic Committee is a full member of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), the European Olympic Committees (EOC), the International Committee of Mediterranean Games (ICMG) and the European Non-Governmental Sports Organizations (ENGSO). The Croatian Olympic Committee is the founder of the Croatian Olympians Club (1993), the Croatian Olympic Academy (1996), the Sports Arbitration Council and Sports Arbitration Tribunal (1999), and the co-founder of the European Fair Play Movement (1994), the Croatian At-

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hletes Foundation (2006), the Croatian Fair-Play Committee (2006), the Female Sports Coordinators Network (2006) Sportska Hrvatska network news (2012) Athletes’ Commission (2013) and TV company Sports Television (Sportska televizija), 2010, the first specialized digital television channel.


Sports Television began broadcasting its regular program with sports news exactly at 5 P.M. on April 4th 2011. Croatian Olympic Committee as a component of the international Olympic movement, is written down in history as a pioneer of the global sports movement in the use of modern digital achievements.

Croatian Olympic Committee introduced in 2012 on the website www.hoo.hr the national online news service called “Sports Croatia�. It provides direct, decentralized promotion of activities of COC members regardless of whether the Web, Facebook or blog page of members or athletes. Sports, along with local communities of the Republic of Croatia, is currently the only activity in which this independent public transmission of news is applied free of physical or content limitations. 41


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Zlatko Mateša SECRETARY GENERAL:

Josip Čop

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Facts

Zagreb

Area: 56.542 km2 Population: 4.500.000 Capital city: Zagreb Language: Croatian Currency: kuna (HRK)

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epublic of Croatia is a country at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Central Europe, and the Southeast Europe. Its capital is Zagreb. Croatia borders with Slovenia to the west and Hungary to the north, Serbia to the northeast, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the east, Montenegro to the far southeast, and the Adriatic Sea to the south. Croatia entered into NATO’s Partnership for Peace in 2000, which began the process of accession into the alliance. The country received an invitation to join at the 2008 Bucharest Summit and became a full member on April 1st, 2009 On October 17th, 2007 Croatia became a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2008-2009 term.

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Croatia in the EU

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n July 1st, 2013 Croatia became a full member of the EU. Its accession into the EU is reflected in all segments of the economy and society, and it brings new potential effects. By being a full EU member, Croatia has an opportunity to show all the potentials of its economy, tourism, culture, science, education and sports, and take advantage of all its virtues that make it an attractive destination, an excellent partner and a country of potential economic success.

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elonging to the Middle-European and Mediterranean cultural and civilisation circle and tradition, Croatia is extremely rich with valuable cultural and historical heritage, pointing to the millenium old presence of Croatia in the area. The specific urban culture of coastal and island areas is easily seen in towns such as: Poreč, Rovinj, Pula, Zadar, Šibenik, Hvar, Korčula and Ston, with Split (Diocletian’s Palace) and Dubrovnik representing a part of the world cultural heritage under UN.

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