Zagreb, May 29th, 2015 - Move, learn and discover! Under this motivational slogan, Croatian Olympic Academy has conducted a series of actions whose task is to mobilize the Croatian community in the celebration of the International Olympic Day founded by the IOC, aimed at further understanding of the role of sports and Olympism in the society.
The central celebration of Olympic Day was organized by the Croatian Olympic Academy, Croatian Olympic Committee and Croatian School Sports Federation in Zagreb on May 29 at the Sports and Recreation Center Mladost, gathering more than 850 elementary school pupils, accompanied by 150 teachers.
The celebration was attended by many prominent names of Croatian sports, including the Olympians and top athletes Josip Pavić, Valent and Martin Sinković, Damir Škaro, Dubravko Šimenc, Zoran Primorac, Antonija Mišura, Gordan Kožulj and Danira Nakić Bilić, also the Coordinator of the International Olympic Day in Croatia.
National celebration of the Olympic Day lasted several weeks and in various sports environments, encouraging, above all, the young members of the Croatian society to engage in any sports activity along with learning about fair play, solidarity, mutual respect and better understanding of the differences.
So, from April 26 to May 5, during the finals of Croatian school sports associations' championships, Poreč was hosting an art exhibition on the topic "Sports photo", for which the competition was carried out in elementary schools during the school year.
On the island of Brač, on April 29 and 90, an underwater cleaning action was performed - the "Sub Eco BOL 2015" - as an act of sports and Olympic movement in environmental protection, in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The sponsors of the action were the Croatian and Slovenian Diving Federations. Besides 300 divers, the action traditionally included children from elementary and high schools.
On May 24, more than 350 children of preschool age attended the celebration of the Olympic Day, organized in the Zagreb hall Sutinska Vrela in cooperation with the Local Sports Program Office of the Croatian Olympic Committee.
The Academy, in cooperation with the Croatian Society of Olympic Philately and Memorabilia (HDOFM) organized a philatelic exhibition "Olympism through philately" in Vinkovci and educational workshops in the Croatian Sports Museum, dedicated to young athletes on the topic of Olympism. Along with the motivational slogan "Move, learn and discover", Croatian Olympic Academy has also prepared a commemorative stamp of the Olympic Day, in use on the day of its celebration - June 23, 2015 - in the office of the Croatian Post in Jurišićeva Street 13 in Zagreb.