Slavko Goluza received the 2007 IOC Sport and Promotion of Olympism Trophy for special merits as an ambassador for the national and international Olympic mission.

Slavko Goluza received the 2007 IOC Sport and Promotion of Olympism Trophy for special merits as an ambassador for the national and international Olympic mission.

Slavko Goluza, an Olympic athlete with two gold medals, from the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and 2004 Games in Athens, belongs to the generation of national team athletes that has marked the modern Croatian sports history with top results and brought it world fame. He played for the Croatian national handball team 246 times and scored a total of 627 goals. Besides on the Croatian national team, he played in Europe's strongest leagues of Germany, France and Hungary.

Slavko Goluza was born in Pjesivac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1971. He started playing handball in the Metkovic Handball Club in 1987. From 1990, he played for the Zagreb Handball Club, with which he achieved the most significant results in the club's history. Besides the two Olympic gold medals, his rich career as a player also included the 2003 World Champion title, the 2005 World silver medal and 2006 World Cup Champion title. After an exceptionally successful career as a player, Slavko Goluza continued his career as a coach; he has been a Croatian national team coach since 2006.

Today (2007) a Vice-President of the Croatian Olympians Club, an exceptionally active member, promoter of the basic values of the Olympic ideals, a benefactor and humanist, Slavko Goluza is a leading figure in numerous facets of Olympic and sports welfare.