Dražen Petrović Award


The Drazen Petrovic Award is awarded to talented young athletes and teams (both men's and women's) for outstanding sporting results and sports development. Named after Drazen Petrovic, one of the world's best basketball players and three-time Olympic medallists (1984 Los Angeles, 1988 Seoul and 1992 Barcelona), who was killed in a traffic accident, was founded by the decision of the Croatian Olympic Committee Council on 9 September 2006.

 
The Drazen Petrovic Award is awarded to talented young athletes and teams (both men's and women's) for outstanding sporting results and sports development. Named after Drazen Petrovic, one of the world’s best basketball players and three-time Olympic medallists (1984 Los Angeles, 1988 Seoul and 1992 Barcelona), who was killed in a traffic accident, was founded by the decision of the Croatian Olympic Committee Council on 9 September 2006. It was first awarded on the occasion of the COC foundation anniversary in September 2007. The award consists of a diploma with an effigy of Drazen Petrovic, a money award and a gift. A Selection Committee made up by representatives of the COC Council, Croatian Sports Journalists Association and Croatian Olympians Club decides on the Award recipients.

 

Zagreb, September 2, 2016 – The Committee, consisting of representatives of the Croatian Olympic Committee, Croatian Sports Journalists Association and Croatian Olympians Club, decided at today's session that Brigita Matić and Istok Rodeš are among the winners of the award "Dražen Petrović" for 2016.

Zagreb, September 10th, 2015 - At the Museum-Memorial Center Dražen Petrović in Zagreb, the Croatian Olympic Committee presented, ninth year in a row, the prestigious award Dražen Petrović to the most promising young athletes at the very top of the international competition. The Board for the presentation of the award for 2015 (in cooperation with the National Sports Federations), decided to award the young athletes in the following disciplines: judo, basketball, skiing, diving, shooting and tennis.

Zagreb, September 16th, 2014 - In the presence of many dignitaries of Croatian sports, at a ceremony held on the occasion of the Croatian Olympic Day, September 10th, in the Museum and Memorial Center "Dražen Petrovic" in Zagreb gifted young athletes were awarded for outstanding sports results for the period starting from September 2013.