With one voice against, the Croatian Olympic Committee’s Assembly elected, at its Electoral Session held on October 6, 2016, Zlatko Mateša for President of the Croatian Olympic Committee in the mandate period 2016-2020. This is his fifth mandate as Head of the umbrella sports institution, and his candidacy was supported by 33 national sports federations of Olympic and 30 of Non-Olympic sports as well as 20 county sports associations.


Mateša was first appointed the President of the Croatian Olympic Committee at the extraordinary Croatian Olympic Committee’s Electoral Assembly in 2002. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Olympic Committees (EOC), the International Committee of the Mediterranean Games, a member of the Commission for International Relations of the International Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and a member of the Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Pursuant to the proposal of the President Mateša, the Assembly confirmed four Vice-Presidents of the Croatian Olympic Committee: Damir Martin, President of the Croatian Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission, Željko Jerkov, President of the Croatian Olympians’ Club, Sanda Čorak, President of the Croatian Judo Federation and Morana Paliković Gruden, President of the Croatian Skating Federation.

Zlatko Taritaš (Croatian Sailing Federation), Stevo Tkalčec (Croatian Gymnastics Federation), Boris Mesarić (Croatian Handball Federation), Željan Konsuo (Croatian Water Polo Federation), Branimir Bašić (Croatian Rowing Federation), Miho Glavić (Croatian Ski Federation), Marijan Hanžeković (Croatian Luge Federation), Ivo-Goran Munivrana (Croatian Table Tennis Association), Zrinko Gregurek (Croatian Car and Karting Federation), Zvjezdana Tuma Pavlov (Sports Association of the OsijekBaranja County) and Damir Knjaz (Sports Association of the City of Zagreb) were elected as members of the Council.