Boško Lozica, Olympian, sports official and water polo coach. Boško played his first water polo match played in 1962 as a member of the swimming club Korčula.

Later he became a member of the water polo clubs Jug, SC Wasserfreunde Fulda, AS Roma Nuoto and AS Mamelli. He participated at the Montreal Olympics in 1976 and at the Moscow Olympics in 1980, where he won a silver medal.

As a member of the national water polo team, he has won a bronze medal at the World Championships in 1973 and 1978, silver at the European Championships in 1977 and European bronze medal in 1974. At the Mediterranean Games in Algeria in 1975, he has won a silver medal and in Split in 1979 a gold one. With the water polo club Jug, he has won the title of European Champion in 1980 and Champion of Yugoslavia from 1980 to 1983, and he was also the winner of the Yugoslav Cup in 1981 and 1983. As a player of the KPK Korčula, he has won the LEN Cup Winners' Cup in 1978. He has worked very successfully as coach in the clubs AS Roma Nuoto, AS Catania and HAVK Mladost. He was a member of the of the Croatian Olympic Committee's Council in the mandate period 2012-2016 and representative of the Croatian Water Polo Federation in the Croatian Olympic Committee Assembly. He is a member of the Croatian and Zagreb Water Polo Federation's Board of Directors and Vice-President of the HAVK Mladost, and he was also the Deputy of the Head of City Office for Education, Culture and Sports, engaged in advancement of top sports. He received the State Award for Sports "Franjo Bučar" and he was awarded the State Medal of Order of Danica Hrvatska (Croatian Daystar) with the image of Franjo Bučar.


Josip Čorak

Josip Čorak is a graduate traffic engineer, and he began wrestling in 1958 in the wrestling club Partizan from Gospić. In his active sports career, he has played for HK Partizan Gospić, HK Dinamo Zagreb, HK Sljeme, HK Lika, JK Zagreb, JK Lika and Athletic Club Dinamo Zrinjevac. He was a 12-time champion of the former Yugoslavia in light heavyweight Greco-Roman style. He has won medals at the Mediterranean Games in 1967 and 1971. At the European championships, he has won a gold medal in 1969 and a bronze one in 1970. The peak of his remarkable sports career was the Olympic silver at the Munich Olympics in 1972. He was eleven-time Veteran Champion of the World. He was proclaimed the Athlete of the 20th Century in the Lika-Senj County. Since 1976, he has worked as a wrestling coach. He served as the representative of the Zagreb City Assembly for two mandates. From 2000 to 2006, he served as Deputy of Head of City Office for Education, Culture and Sports, and he was a director of the company for urban facilities management. He was awarded the State Medal of Order of Danica Hrvatska (Croatian Daystar) with the image of Franjo Bučar and State Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports "Franjo Bučar".


Mimi Vurdelja
, pharmacist and nutritionist
She is a graduated pharmacist and nutritionist with a master degree in international IOC's faculty "Physiology of Nutrition". Head of the Croatian Olympic Committee's Program on health care and Program on vitaminization of top athletes that includes numerous winners of Olympic medals. She is also the external consultant of certain media and several faculties and author of numerous scientific studies on the subject of nutrition and supplemental nutrition of athletes. She was a member of Croatian sports delegation medical teams at the Olympic Games in Atlanta and Sydney and at the Mediterranean Games in Tunisia and Almeria. She was also equipping the medical teams and participating in the preparation of top athletes for performance at all the Olympic Games since the Barcelona Olympics, for which she has written the guidelines on nutrition as well. She is a member of Board of Directors of the Croatian Association of Health Workers in Basketball and lecturer for the ongoing sports medicine course, organized by this Association. From 1993 to 2000, she he was the Vice-President of the Croatian Olympic Committee's Commission for Women in Sports, and from 1995 to 2000 the Vice-President of the Croatian Olympic Committee's Medical Commission and its professional secretary from 2001 up to the present day. She is also a member of Medical Commission of the Croatian Ski Federation and Croatian Tennis Federation. She is the winner of the International Olympic Committee's annual award "Women and Sport" for contribution to the global women's movement in sports in 2003.

Nikola Perkovic, professor and sports official
He is a professor of physical education and sports official. He dedicated more than 50 years to the development of school sports, being particularly involved in professional work with youth and raising awareness on the importance of physical activity and regular exercise. He was a member of the Athletic Club Sisak and afterwards of the handball clubs Metalac, Nafta and INA. He is the founder of the Wrestling club Sisak, member of the Croatian Olympic Committee Assembly and the Committee for local sports. As sports official, he has held many offices, including those of the President of the Association for Physical Education of the City of Sisak, School Sports Association of Sisak-Moslavina County, Croatian School Sports Federation (since 2010), Croatian Federation for Sports Recreation "Sports for All" of Sisak-Moslavina County, then he served as member of presidency of the Croatian Association for Physical Culture, Secretary General of the Association of Sports Communities and associations of Sisak-Moslavina County. He is one of the founders of the Association of sports communities and federations of Sisak-Moslavina County and School Sports Association of Sisak-Moslavina County and member of the Croatian School Sports Federation and Association of wrestling sports of Sisak-Moslavina County. He has participated in numerous symposiums and expert meetings on the subject of school sports. He is also the winner of the State Award for Sports "Franjo Bučar" Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Croatian Kinesiology Federation, medal for development of recreational sports in Croatia, medal of work, award presented by the Association of sports communities of the City of Sisak, award of the Association of Kinesiologists of the City of Sisak and awards presented by the Association for Physical Education of the City of Sisak.


Judo club Mladost Osijek
was established on June 27, 1964. Within the period of rich 50-year history, the Club was the organizer and host of numerous Croatian championships and other international and regional competitions, while its athletes were the participants of numerous world and European championships and cups. Each year, JK Mladost participates in various events promoting not only judo, but also martial arts in general. In 20 years, the club has given its contribution through professional courses and training to the members of the Croatian Army. There were around 50 judo masters, skilled coaches and 10 judges working in the Club. The strategic goal of the Club is to include a larger number of children, their training and sports education until they reach the age required for junior and senior competition. Today the JK Mladost gathers around 130 members, of all the ages, from three-year-old ones up to the experienced veterans, with 98 registered competitors. Since the establishment of the Club until the present day, the results of the following club members must be highlighted: Vera Bučanović, Jasna Vrkić, Slavica Matijević, Zorica Vojvodić, Davorka Žilić, Radojka Kovačević, Slavica Lovrić, Katica Poljarević, Jelena Vuković, Mislav Krček, Sara Matijević, Katarina Potnek, Katarina Cindrić, Mihaela Kruljac, Marija Birtić, Nataša Danilović and Josipa Burazer. For the past two years, the club has been organizing one of the regional Euroleague tournaments for younger cadets – the Josip Potnek Memorial.