Zagreb, March 31st, 2018 – The good news came to Croatian basketball. Famous basketball Olympian Dino Rađa was inducted into the Basketball House of Fame in Springfield, USA. He became the fourth Croat who received this prestigious award, reserved only for the selected ones, following Krešimir Čosić and Dražen Petrović who were inducted in 1996 and 2002 respectively and Mirko Novosel in 2007.

Zagreb, January 27, 2018 - Under the slogan "Museums and Sport", this year's edition of the event Night of Museums began symbolically at the sports hall of the Zagreb Gymnastics Club (ZTD) Hrvatski sokol (Croatian hawk).
Even more symbolic was the appearance of the World Gymnastics Champion Tin Srbić in the sports hall where he was "laying foundations" for the greatest success of the Croatian gymnastics. The exhibition on the activity of the association Hrvatski sokol was held at the ZTD, which is actually a branch office of the Croatian Sports Museum, since recently headed by the agile Director Danira Bilić, who has presented – through a very inspirational speech - the richness of the sport's museum legacy. The opening of the Night of Museums was attended, among numerous officials and representatives from sports, culture and other social activities, led by Zvonko Kusić, Head of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU) and the Croatian Olympic Committee representatives - President Zlatko Mateša and Vice-President Morana Paliković Gruden.
Many other museums also gave "sports spirit" to this year's event, so the Croatian History Museum put the focus on the boxing match of legendary Mate Parlov and the Argentine Miguel Angelo Cuello that took place some forty years ago. Throughout the night, everybody could watch the said famous match on the video wall, while the museum walls featured newspaper articles from that time ...
The Night of Museums has clearly shown the importance of sports in the Croatian society to more than one hundred visitors through around one hundred museums and galleries throughout our Beautiful homeland. (coc/vk)

Zagreb, January 25, 2018 - Ahead of the forthcoming Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea prepared a reception and dinner for Croatian Olympians and members of the Croatian Olympic Committee’s Olympic Mission in their homeland.
His Excellency Won-sup Park, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of Croatia, was an excellent host, while the Croatian delegation was led by President of the Croatian Olympic Committee Zlatko Mateša. The ceremony at the Korean Embassy was also attended by Olympians, members of the Croatian bobsleigh Dražen Silić, Benedikt Nikpalj, Mate Mezulić and Ivan Šola, and – for us the greatest sensation of Olympic qualifications – the luger Daria Obratov.
In a pleasant conversation, along with traditional Korean specialties, the Ambassador Won-sup-Park has shown respectable knowledge of Croatian sports, but also about the Croatian coast, economic potentials, wines... The President Mateša informed H.E. with the history of the state relations of the Republic of Croatia and the Republic of Korea, with a tradition of 25 years, and invited Korean companies with representatives in the Republic of Croatia to sponsor Croatian sport.
The Olympians were also delighted with the reception and hospitality of the host, as well as with the entire staff of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. Luger Daria Obratov could not find enough words to express her enthusiasm, while the bobsleigh crew stated that adapting to the Korean "kitchen" would not be a problem.
His Excellency Won-sup Park wished Croatian athletes a successful performance at the Winter Olympics in his homeland. (coc/vk)