Journal Olimp published by the Croatian Olympic Committee is a unique magazine on Croatian sport based on sociology and culture studies. It was founded following a decision of the Croatian Olympic Committee Council in 1999.
Eminent journalists, public figures and sports history experts have been writing for the magazine on the relationship between sport and society in the area of philosophy, art, ethics, spirituality, media, top sports results, as well as current events in Croatian and international sport and Olympism.
Numerous prominent international and Croatian sports figures have given interviews to Olimp: Antun Vrdoljak, first President of the Croatian Olympic Committee and IOC member since 1995; Juan Antonio Samaranch, true friend of Croatian Olympic movement and IOC Honorary President; Jacques Rogge, current IOC President; Matija Ljubek, one of the Croatian Olympians who have won the most medals; Zlatko Matesa, President of the Croatian Olympic Committee since 2002; Nada Sencar, first female Vice-President of the Croatian Olympic Committee ever; Stojko Vrankovic, many-time Olympic basketball player and sports official; Slavko Podgorelec, first Secretary General of the Croatian Olympic Committee; Morana Palikovic Gruden, Chairwoman of the Commission on the Care for Women in Sport and member of the Croatian Olympic Committee Council, and numerous other sports officials and top athletes.
Through its special column titled History of Croatian Sport, Olimp provides significant contribution to recording historical facts, which have influenced the development of Croatian sport in the 20th and 21st century. Although it is not commercially distributed, Journal has an audience throughout Croatia and outside of it. And thanks to the support by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, all elementary and high schools receive it for their school libraries.
The Editor in Chief of Olimp from its first 1991 issue on has been Ante Drpic, eminent sports journalist, editor of the Sports Department of the Croatian Information Agency (HINA).