Chef de Mission Sanda Dubravčić Šimunjak. Chef de Mission at Albertville 1992 and Lillehammer 1994, an Olympic athlete who participated in the 1980 Games in Lake Placid and the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo. The only Croatian athlete, who has lit the Olympic flame at the Opening Ceremony of any Olympic Games (she did it at Sarajevo 1984). She was a member of the Croatian Olympic Committee Council. She is an international figure skating referee and advisor to the International Skating Union.
Skater Sanda Dubravčić was born on 24 August 1964, in Zagreb. When she was six she embarked on her first national championship. On her first Junior World Championship in 1976, in Megeve, she placed seventh, and in total she competed in eight European and six World Championships.
She made her best career result at European Championship in Innsbruck, in1981, winning a silver medal. It was the first Croatian medal in figure skating. She performed at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid in 1980 (11th place), and four years later in Sarajevo (10th place) where she had the honor to light the Olympic flame. She bid her farewell to skating at the Golden Pirouette in 1984, in Zagreb. She enrolled to a medical university and graduated on time, then also got her Master and Doctoral degrees in that same field. She was a member of the Executive Board of the Croatian Olympic Committee and head of our delegation in 1992, when we independently performed at the first Winter Olympics in Albertville, and later in Lillehammer in 1994. Since December 1998 she is one of seven medical consultants of the World Skating Federation.