Zagreb, June 10th, 2015 - Exactly 20 years ago (in June 1995) Antun Vrdoljak, the first President of the Croatian Olympic Committee (1991 - 2000) and honorary President of the Croatian Olympic Committee since 2003,

was appointed a member of the IOC. His appointment took place at the 104th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Budapest, when Vrdoljak became the first IOC member in the independent and sovereign Croatia.
Besides the aforementioned, Antun Vrdoljak is the third Croat who was elected to this highest sports body - after Franjo Bučar (1920 - 1946) and Boris Bakrač (1960 - 1987) – and he held this honorable duty (after which he was appointed the honorary member of the IOC) until 2011.
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of that event, Antun Vrdoljak has received numerous congratulations and expressions of appreciation for the great contribution to the World's Olympic movement and development of Croatian sports.