Subcategories

 

Matija Ljubek Award

The COC Matija Ljubek Award, which was called the Croatian Olympic Committee Trophy from 1992 to 2000, is the highest COC prize, awarded to individuals as a lifetime achievement award and a token of appreciation and honour for their substantial contribution to sport, and to associations which have contributed to the development of various sports areas, from physical culture and healthcare of children and young people, sports and recreation activities, to the development of a particular sport or sports in general.


The award consists of a bronze portrait sculpture of Matija Ljubek by Croatian sculptor Stipe Sikirica and a certificate. It is presented at the Great Day of Croatian Sport, the ceremony marking the COC's admission to the IOC on 17 January 1992.

IOC Trophy

The IOC Trophy is the highest annual prize of the International Olympic Committee awarded to individuals from National Olympic Committees for outstanding merit in various areas of sport and the Olympic movement. The IOC Trophy is awarded for a different area each year; the first Croatian eminent sports figure received one after the outright recognition of the Croatian Olympic Committee in 1993.

 

Winners of the IOC Trophy

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.

 

Croatian Olympic Committee Special Acknowledgements

Since 2004, the Croatian Olympic Committee awards the Special Recognition to outstanding individuals in sports, media, culture and other fields, whose works prove true commitment to sports good and to the Olympic spirit. The award was established in 2005 and it was first awarded to Boris Mutić, one of the best of sports journalism.

Croatian Olympic Committee’s Fair Play award 

The Croatian Olympic Committee's Fair Play award was established in 2007, on the initiative of the Croatian Fair Play Committee. The members of the CFPC, founded by the Croatian Olympic Committee's Council in 2006, were selected from the ranks of Croatian Olympians and public speech dignitaries. The award is presented as recognition of the fair attitude and actions that represent an expression of respect and concern for others.

Highlighting of candidates for the highest Croatian Olympic Committee's award in the field of fair play is permanently open - on the initiative of the Croatian Fair Play Committee and Croatian Olympic Committee that invite the athletes, sports officials, journalists, sports associations, fans of sports and Olympism to be proactively involved in the process on learning about fair play. The nominations can be sent by E-mail, along with a description of the relating event or action, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . In decision-making process on highlighting the examples of fair play, one must keep in mind the principles of the Fair Play Manifesto of the International Fair Play Committee of fair play, which - among other things - states that ".... Fair play means not only adherence to written rules but it describes the right attitudes of male and female athletes and the true spirit of their behavior: showing respect for others and care for their own physical and mental integrity. Every athlete who puts himself in the position of his opponent shows a fair play attitude. Fair play is, above all, a question of personal involvement of an individual.... "/ Fair Play Manifesto, Lausanne, 1998.