ZAGREB, 9th September 2012. - The Olympians, 14 of them, members of the Armed Forces (AF) of the Croatian Ministry of Defence (MORH), were awarded the "Olympic badges” of the CAF at the ceremony held on September 5th at the Ministry headquarters in Zagreb.



ZAGREB, 9th September 2012. - The Olympians, 14 of them, members of the Armed Forces (AF) of the Croatian Ministry of Defence (MORH), were awarded the “Olympic badges” of the CAF at the ceremony held on September 5th at the Ministry headquarters in Zagreb. In the presence of numerous sports and military notables (including the President and Secretary General of the Croatian Olympic Committee Mr. Zlatko Matesa and Mr. Josip Cop), the badges were awarded by the Minister of Defence, Mr. Ante Kotromanic, as a sign of recognition of success and honorable role at the world’s top sports event. And the awards went to: Damir Martin, Martin Sinkovic, Valent Sinkovic, Snjezana Pejcic, Bojan Durkovic, Lucija Zaninovic, Sime Fantela, Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic, Igor Marenic, Tina Mihelic, Tonci Stipanovic, Neven Zugaj, Nenad Zugaj and David Sain.

After confirming that the agreement between the MORH and the COC is a project of absolute support of the Ministry to the smooth progress of the athletes-CAF members in sports and officer ranks, Minister Kotromanovic congratulated them for each result achieved at the London Olympics, acknowledging that for him all of them are – the winners.

The Deputy Chief of General Staff General Slavko Baric also congratulated the Olympians and the Olympian Lucija Zaninovic, winner of Olympic bronze medal in taekwondo, thanked on behalf of the athletes.