Croatian Olympic Committee’s special recognition for 2006 awarded to Eddo Pezzi for outstanding contribution to the promotion of sports and Olympism
Edo Pezzi, sports reporter
Sports journalist and commentator Edo Pezzi, who has starred in almost all the media - in publishing, on radio and television, got involved in journalism as early as in high school, working in the Slobodna Dalmacija, Sports News, Večernji list and other newspapers’ editorial departments. As a radio journalist and pioneer of basketball radio broadcasting, Pezzi did his first basketball radio broadcast in Croatia in 1970: finals of the Cup in Split, the match between Jugoplastik and Zadar. Four years later, together with the Sports redaction editor of that time Mišo Mazele, he founded on Radio Zagreb a basketball program that lasts up to this day. His basketball games broadcasts have become his specialty. During a career in journalism, Pezzi has reported from numerous European and World Championships – he attended six European Basketball Championships and three football and as many Olympic and World Football Championships. Although he was reporting for many sports, he specialized in football, basketball, water polo and other water sports, especially sailing and rowing. His four decades long working life did not go unnoticed.
Since 1955, he was the goal keeper of the water polo club Jadran. After finishing high school, he has completely dedicated himself to sports journalism. He is a member of the Management of Basketball Club Jugoplastika from Split, member of the Management of Radnički nogometni klub Split from Split and member of the Management of Sailing Club Zenta from Split.
Edo Pezzi is the winner of Croatian Olympic Committee’s Award Matija Ljubek for 2002, Lifetime Achievement Award of the Croatian Sports Journalists Association in 2005 and he was awarded the Order of Danica Hrvatska (the Croatian Morning Star) with the image of Franjo Bučar. Croatian Radiotelevision awarded him with its highest recognition Ivan Šibl. Among the numerous awards, there are also award of the Croatian Sports Journalists Association for Radio Journalism and trophies of Split Sports Association.