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Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games

The Games of the XXV Olympiad held in Barcelona from 25 july to 9 august 1992 included 9,356 athletes (2,704 women and 6,652 men) from 169 countries, who competed in 28 sports. 13,082 media members (5,131 print and 7,951 broadcast media members) covered the Games, 34,548 volunteers assisted the athletes and officials. Spanish king Juan Carlos I opened the Games and paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo lit the olympic flame. Sailor Luis Doreste Blanco took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes and water polo referee Eugenio Asensio on behalf of all officials. The Croatian Olympic Delegation included 39 competitors (of whom three were women), who participated in 12 sports: athletics, boxing, wrestling, sailing, kayak/canoe, equestrian sport (show jumping), basketball, table tennis, shooting, tennis, rowing and taekwondo.

Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Goran Ivanišević

                    At the Closing Ceremony: Dražen Petrović

 

Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games

The Games of the XXVI Olympiad held in Atlanta from 19 september to 4 october 1996 included 10,318 athletes (6,806 men and 3,512 women) from 197 countries. They competed in 271 events in 28 sports. 15,108 media members (5,695 print and 9,413 broadcast media members) covered the Games. There were 47,466 volunteers. 84 Croatian athletes participated in the Atlanta Games, of whom 8 women. They competed in 14 sports: athletics, boxing, wrestling, gymnastics, sailing, kayak/canoe, basketball, swimming, handball, table tennis, shooting, tennis, water polo, rowing. 

Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Perica Bukić

                    At the Closing Ceremony: Goran Perkovac

 

Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

The XXVI Olympic Games, held in Sydney from 15 september to 1 october 2000, included 10,651 athletes (4,069 women and 6,582 men) from 200 countries. They competed in 300 events in 28 sports. 16,033 media members (5,298 print and 10,735 broadcast media members) covered the Games. There were 46,967 volunteers.

Governor general of Australia sir William Deane opened the Games and sprinter Cathy Freeman lit the Olympic flame. Field hockey player Rechelle Hawkes took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes and water polo referee Peter Kerr on behalf of all officials. The Croatian Olympic team consisted of 91 athletes, of whom 23 were women, who competed in 12 sports: athletics, weightlifting, sailing, kayak/canoe, volleyball, swimming, table tennis, shooting, taekwondo, tennis,water polo, rowing.

Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Zoran Primorac
                    At the Closing Ceremony: Igor Boraska

 

Athens 2004 Olympic Games

The Games of the XXVII Olympiad, held in Athens from 13 to 29 august 2004,included 10,625 athletes (4,329 women and 6,296 men) from 201 NOCs. They competed in 301 events in 28 sports. 21,500 media members covered the Games. There were 45,000 volunteers.
Greek president Konstantinos Stephanopoulos officially opened the Games. Sailor Nikolaos Kaklamanakis lif the Olympic flame.Swimmer Zoi Dimoschaki took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes and basketball referee Lazaros Voreadis on behalf of all officials. 81 Croatian athletes participated in the Games (of whom 15 women). They competed in 14 sports: athletics, boxing, weightlifting, sailing, kayak/canoe, equestrian, swimming, handball, table tennis, shooting, taekwondo, tennis, water polo and rowing.

Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Dubravko Šimenc

                    At the Closing Ceremony: Siniša Skelin

 

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

The Games of the XXIX Olympiad held in Beijing from 8 to 24 august 2008 included 10,942 athletes (4,637 women and 6,305 men) from 204 countries. The Games, which included 302 events, were covered by 24,562 media representatives coming from 159 countries, of whom 79 from Croatia. There were 70,000 volunteers.  President of the people's Republic of China Hu Jintao opened the Games and gymnast Li Ning lit the Olympic flame. Table tennis player Zhang Yining took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes and gymnastics referee Huang Liping on behalf of all officials. The Croatian Olympic delegation included 101 athletes (of whom 19 women), who competed in 15 sports: athletics, boxing cycling, sailing, kayak/canoe, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, handball, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, water polo and rowing.
Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Ivano Balić
                    At the Closing Ceremony: Tamara Boroš

London 2012 Olympic Games

Rio 2016 Olympic Games


Olympic Games Rio 2016 were held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from August 5th to August 21st 2016. At the Olympics, 11,547 athletes from 205 countries competed in 33 sports.

The Croatian Olympic Delegation counted 88 athletes (of which 19 female athletes) and competed in 18 sports: Athletics, Cycling, Boxing, Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Sailing, Judo, Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball, Diving, Table tennis, Shooting, Taekwondo, Tennis, Water Polo and Rowing. Our athletes were accompanied by 82 officials under the leadership of the Croatian Olympic Committee’s Mission.
At the Opening Ceremony, held on August 5th, the captain of the Croatian Olympic Water Polo Team Rio 2016 Josip Pavić wore the Croatian flag, while brothers Martin and Valent Sinković, winners of gold medal in Double Sculls, wore the flag at the Closing Ceremony.

Croatian athletes have won 5 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze - a total of 10 medals - at the Games; gold medals were won by Sandra Perkovic (Discus Throw), Sara Kolak (Javelin Throw), Šime Fantela and Igor Marenic (470), Martin and Valent Sinković (Double Sculls) and Josip Glasnović (trap). Water polo players, Tonči Stipanović (Laser) and Damir Martin (Single Sculls) have won silver, while Filip Hrgović (Boxing) and Blanka Vlašić (High Jump) have won bronze.

 

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Rio - Athletes 

Olympic Games Rio 2016 were held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from August 5th to August 21st 2016. At the Olympics, 11,547 athletes from 205 countries competed in 33 sports.


The Croatian Olympic Delegation counted 88 athletes (of which 19 female athletes) and competed in 18 sports: Athletics, Cycling, Boxing, Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Sailing, Judo, Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball, Diving, Table tennis, Shooting, Taekwondo, Tennis, Water Polo and Rowing. Our athletes were accompanied by 82 officials under the leadership of the Croatian Olympic Committee’s Mission. At the Opening Ceremony, held on August 5th, the captain of the Croatian Olympic Water Polo Team Rio 2016 Josip Pavić wore the Croatian flag, while brothers Martin and Valent Sinković, winners of gold medal in Double Sculls, wore the flag at the Closing Ceremony.


Croatian athletes have won 5 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze - a total of 10 medals - at the Games; gold medals were won by Sandra Perkovic (Discus Throw), Sara Kolak (Javelin Throw), Šime Fantela and Igor Marenic (470), Martin and Valent Sinković (Double Sculls) and Josip Glasnović (trap). Water polo players, Tonči Stipanović (Laser) and Damir Martin (Single Sculls) have won silver, while Filip Hrgović (Boxing) and Blanka Vlašić (High Jump) have won bronze.

 

Croatian athletes Rio 2016

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Rio - Sports

Olympic Games Rio 2016 were held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from August 5th to August 21st 2016. At the Olympics, 11,547 athletes from 205 countries competed in 33 sports.


The Croatian Olympic Delegation counted 88 athletes (of which 19 female athletes) and competed in 18 sports: Athletics, Cycling, Boxing, Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Sailing, Judo, Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball, Diving, Table tennis, Shooting, Taekwondo, Tennis, Water Polo and Rowing. Our athletes were accompanied by 82 officials under the leadership of the Croatian Olympic Committee’s Mission. At the Opening Ceremony, held on August 5th, the captain of the Croatian Olympic Water Polo Team Rio 2016 Josip Pavić wore the Croatian flag, while brothers Martin and Valent Sinković, winners of gold medal in Double Sculls, wore the flag at the Closing Ceremony.


Croatian athletes have won 5 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze - a total of 10 medals - at the Games; gold medals were won by Sandra Perkovic (Discus Throw), Sara Kolak (Javelin Throw), Šime Fantela and Igor Marenic (470), Martin and Valent Sinković (Double Sculls) and Josip Glasnović (trap). Water polo players, Tonči Stipanović (Laser) and Damir Martin (Single Sculls) have won silver, while Filip Hrgović (Boxing) and Blanka Vlašić (High Jump) have won bronze.

 

Croatian athletes Rio 2016

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Olympic Winter Games

Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

ZOI Pyeongchang 2018 logoThe XXIII. Olympic Winter Games will be held in Pyeongchang (Republic of Korea), from February 9th to February 25th 2018. The decision was brought at the International Olympic Committee’s 123rd session in Durban (Republic of South Africa) and besides Durban, and the other candidates that applied to host the Games were the cities of Annecy (France) and Munich (Germany).
South Korea's city of Pyeongchang is situated in the province of Gangwon, in the Taebaek Mountains, 180 km east of Seoul, the city-host of Olympics in 1988. During the Winter Olympics, the city of Pyeongchang that counts 43,703 inhabitants will host around 26 thousand people, of whom there will be around 6,000 athletes from 80 countries.
The program of Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang comprises biathlon, bobsleigh, skeleton, curling, ice hockey, luge, figure skating, speed skating and short track speed skating, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, freestyle skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping and snowboarding.
The Croatian Olympic Committee’s Office in charge for Olympic program foresees - based on the past experience and sports results – the performance of approximately 10 to 15 Croatian athletes in four to five sports. The project on preparations and performances of Croatian athletes at the Winter Olympics Pyeongchang 2018 has been approved at the session of the Council, held in December 2014.

Olympic candidates

Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014

Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010

The XXI Olympic Winter Games held in Vancouver from 12 to 28 february 2010 included 2.566 atheletes coming from 28 countries.They competed in 86 events in 15 sports. 10,000 media representatives covered the Games.There were around 25,000 volunteers. Governor general of Canada Michaelle Jean opened The Games and ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky lit the Olympic flame. Ice hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes and speedskating referee Michel Verreault on behalf of all officials.
Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Jakov Fak
                    At the Closing Ceremony: Ivan Šola

Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002

The XIX Olmypic Winter Games, held in Salt Lake City, gathered athletes from 77 NOCs, who competed in 78 events in 15 sports. Among 2,399 competitors, of whom 886 were women, there were also 14 Croatian athletes, who competed in alpine and nordic skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh and figure skating. 8,730 media members (2,661 print and 6,069 broadcast media members) covered the Games. There were 22,000 volunteers. U.S. president George W. Bush opened the Games and the U.S. gold medal-winning ice hockey team from 1980 Lake Placid Olympi Games lit the Olympic flame. Skeleton athlete Jim Shea took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes and alpine skiing referee Allen Churs on behalf of all officials.

Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Janica Kostelić 
                    At the Closing Ceremony: Ivan Šola

Olympic Winter Games Torino 2006

The XX Olympic Winter Games, held in Torino from 10 to 24 february 2006, included 2,508 atheletes from 80 NOC's (960 women and 1, 548 men).They competed in 84 events in 14 sports. The Croatian Olympic delegation included 23 athletes, of whom seven were women. They competed in alpine and nordic skiing, biathlon, skeleton, bobsleigh and figure skating. Italian president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi opened the Games and cross-country skier Stefania Belmondo lit the Olmypic flame. Alpine skier Giorgio Rocca took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes and member of the International Skating Union Technical Committee Fabio Bianchetti on behalf of all officials.
Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Janica Kostelić
                    At the Closing Ceremony: Ivan Šola

 

Olympic Winter Games Nagano 1998

The XVIII Olympic Winter Games Nagano 1998 were the last Games in the 20th century. They included 2,339 athletes (of whom 787 women) coming from 72 countries. 10,376 media members covered the Games. 2,568 were print media members, almost as many as at Lillehammer 1994 (2,578). There were 5,737 international broadcast media members and as many as 2,053 Japanese broadcast media members. Japanese emperor Akihito opened the Games and former figure skating world champion and 1992 Olympic silver medallist from Albertville Midori Ito lit the Olmypic flame. Nordic combined skier Kenji Ogiwara took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes.

Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Janica Kostelić
                    At the Closing Ceremony: Vedran Pavlek

Olympic Winter Games Lillehammer 1994

The XVII Olympic winter games in Lillehammer were held in the year, which marked the 100th anniversary of the Olympic movement (1984-1994), in the International Year of Sport and Olympic Ideal, and included 67 countries with 1,737 athletes (522 women). Media coverage was ensured by 6,633 media members (2,615 print and 4,018 broadcast media members). There were 9,054 volunteers. These Games revived the memory of the 1984 winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo, the citizens of which were suffering under war and occupation in that Olympic year of 1994. The International Olympic family led by President Juan Antonio Samaranch sent an appeal to the global community: "In memory of Sarajevo: Our message is stronger than ever: Please stop the fighting. Stop the killing. Drop your guns." Norwegian king Harald V opened the Games, cross-country skier Vegard Ulvang took the Olympic Oath on behalf
of the athletes and figure skating referee Kari Karing on behalf of all officials.

Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Vedran Pavlek
                    At the Closing Ceremony: Vedran Pavlek

Olympic Winter Games Albertville 1992

The XVI Olympic winter games in Albertville in 1992 were the last winter games held in the same year as the summer games (Barcelona 1992) 64 countries participated with 1,801 athletes (488 women). 5,894 media members covered the Games (2,271 print and 3,623 broadcast media members). There were 8,647 volunteers. French president Francois Miterrand opened  the Games, figure skater Surya Bonaly took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes and Pierre Bornat (Alpine skiing) on behalf of all officials.

Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Tomislav Čižmešija
                    At the Closing Ceremony: Siniša Vukonić