Zagreb, December 17th 2013 - For the next four years the Olympian Zoran Primorac will perform the duties of the President of Croatian Olympians Club (HKO). After the first election in 2009, he was unanimously re-elected for the second mandate by the Club Assembly held on December 18th at the headquarters in Dom Sportova in Zagreb.
Zagreb, December 17th 2013 - For the next four years the Olympian Zoran Primorac will perform the duties of the President of Croatian Olympians Club (HKO). After the first election in 2009, he was unanimously re-elected for the second mandate by the Club Assembly held on December 17th at the headquarters in Dom Sportova in Zagreb. Zoran Primorac, holder of silver Olympic medals in table tennis at Seoul Olympics 1988, seven-time participant of the Games, from Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing up to London 2012. Winner of numerous awards at the world and European championships, international tournaments, the Mediterranean Games and domestic competitions. COC’s most successful athlete of the year in 1994, in 1997 as well and holder, the bearer of Croatian flag at the Sydney Olympics opening ceremony in 2000. For contribution to the Croatian sports Zoran Primorac was awarded the State Award for Sports Franjo Bucar and he was also awarded the Order of Croatian Danica with image of Franjo Bucar. The first associates of Zoran Primorac will be the members of Executive Board, unanimously elected Vice-Presidents Danira Bilic, Tomislav Paskvalin, Zeljko Jerkov and Samir Barac, and the members Perica Bukic, Gordan Kozulj, Igor Boraska, Josko Reic, Martina Zubcic, Milivoj Bebic, Dubravko Simenc, Irfan Smajlagic, Nika Fleiss and Aramis Naglic. The elected members of Supervisory Board are: Mladen Fogec, Bosko Cavka and Vjekoslav Safranic. Otherwise, the Croatian Olympians Club has around 600 members – athletes participants of the Olympic Games, and in 2013 the Club is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its establishment. The Constituent Assembly of the Club was held at the Faculty of Kinesiology in 1993 in Zagreb, with Zlatko Simenc as its first President. In September 1995 the Club became a full member of the COC and since then it has three representatives in the COC Assembly. From 2001 to 2005 it was led by one of the most successful Croatian Olympians, winner of two gold and one silver water polo Olympic medals, Perica Bukic. From 2005 to 2009, the President was Stojko Vrankovic, top Croatian basketball player, winner of two silver medals.