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To contribute to the promotion of sport as universal civilization heritage for better understanding among people, the Croatian Olympic Committee joined the International Olympic Committee in organizing international art contests on the topic of the Olympism and celebration of the Games in 1993.


To contribute to the promotion of sport as universal civilization heritage for better understanding among people, the Croatian Olympic Committee joined the International Olympic Committee in organizing international art contests on the topic of the Olympism and celebration of the Games in 1993.

That same year, at the international children’s art contest on the topic of the Olympic Games, which included children between 6 and 16 years of age, the international jury selected works by six children from Croatia. The awards were presented by IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch himself during his first official visit to the Croatian Olympic Committee.

The international art contest on the topic of Art and Sport in 2000, the year, which the IOC declared the year of culture and peace, was won by Ante Guberina from the town of Sibenik. His sculpture titled the Olympic Chain won among works of art from 74 countries. His sculpture is in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne today.

The essay by Ana Mirkovic from the town of Delnice titled The Joy of Exertion was awarded as the best work at the Olympic Sport and Literature international contest in 2002 and listed among the best eight in the category. The Croatian Olympic Committee also joined the contest in 2006, titled Sport and Photography, in which Sanjin Kovacic and Kresimir Mehicic placed among top eight in their respective categories.

In 2008, the Croatian Olympic Committee joined the Sport and Music international contest. The winning Croatian song titled The Path of the Olympism, sung by Ivana Kindl, Branka Delic and the Kikici (Kids) Children's Choir from Zagreb was also listed among the best eight songs in the IOC international contest.