The 3rd Croatian World Games, multi-sports competition between the Croats, neighboring nations and Croatian diaspora communities, were held in Zagreb from July 21st to July 26th. With this multifunctional international cooperation, all the participants contribute to the better understanding of Croatian tradition, cultural and sports belonging, economic and every other potential Croatia has.
The third Games gathered more than 700 participants from 12 countries and the program comprised 12 sports. The organizer of the Games is Croatian World Congress, the supreme international association of Croatian emigrants. With the support of national, county and municipal sports associations and sports clubs from Zagreb, under the co-sponsorship of numerous institutions including the Croatian Olympic Committee, the CWC managed to prepare another extraordinary meeting of young people with roots in the home country. Director of the Croatian World Games, Mr. Željko Batarilo, expressed his satisfaction with both cooperation of Croatian national institutions and hosting in Zagreb, whose doors were wide open for this event and – according to the Mayor Mr. Milan Bandic – Zagreb will be open also for the next Games in 2017. The first Croatian World Games were held in 2006 in Zadar, who was also the host of the Games in 2010.