The Croatian Fair Play Committee


The Croatian Fair Play Committee was founded following the decision of the Croatian Olympic Committee Council on 10 May 2006 at the proposal of COC President Zlatko Matesa.

Its members, 11 prominent Croatian sporting figures and COC Council members and four Croatian media representatives, were appointed in September 2007. Biserka Perman, top athlete and Council member, was appointed Chairwoman of the Croatian Fair Play Committee.

Its tasks are systematic promotion of the values of fair play based on the principles of tolerance and mutual respect in all forms of sport and contribution to its progress in accordance with the rules of the International and European Fair Play Committees.


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 Croatian Olympians Club


On 22 December 1993, the same day when the Croatian Olympic Committee presented 129 IOC pins to the Croatian Olympic medallists between 1948 and 1992 on behalf of the IOC, Croatian Olympic athletes founded the Croatian Olympians Club at the founding assembly held at today's Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb.



Croatian Athletes Foundation 

The Croatian Olympic Committee, Croatian Olympians Club and Sportske Novosti daily sports newspaper signed the agreement on the establishment of the Croatian Athletes Foundation in December 2006 to provide financial support for those top Croatian athletes, who hadn't managed to secure a bare subsistence during their sports careers.



Olympic Solidarity


Olympic Solidarity is an independent IOC body in charge of the administration, management and allocation of the NOC's share of the revenue from the sale of the broadcast rights to the Olympic Games.




Gender Equality in Sport 

Aware of the difficulty and complexity of issues that women generally face in the society, and especially their place, position and role in sports, and accepting the IOC initiative to secure equality for women in all the areas of work, activities and  office holding in sports, the Croatian Olympic Committee Council founded the Commission on Care for Women in Sport on December 19, 1996 (since 2015 the Gender Equality in Sport Commission). Until 2000, it was led by former handball player, Olympian and eminent COC Council member Katica Ileš.

The Commission's Program is raising awareness of the role of women in sports, encouraging research on women in sports, especially from a medical, sociological, educational, economic and social point of view, encouraging the inclusion of women in decision-making processes and public media to cover these and other important issues regarding the work of women in sports. In June 2006, the Croatian Olympic Committee started a national project on specialized training for women uponthe proposal by the Commission on Care for Women in Sport, led by the COC Council member Morana Palikovic Gruden. In 2007, it has established a network of female coordinators in counties and national sports federations, in cooperation with the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport. In November 2015, as the permanent working body of the Council, the Commission changes its name into Gender Equality in Sport Commission.

Gender Equality in Sport Commission

International Cooperation

Since its foundation, the Croatian Olympic Committee has had intense international cooperation following the basic principles of the development of Olympism and sport, its important role in better understanding among countries and strengthening friendly relations among them.
In its early days as an independent country, when Croatia did not have its own embassies and consulates, the Croatian Olympic Committee established an honorary post of the Ambassador for the Croatian Olympic Committee, which has been held by Croatian athletes and sports officials, patriots and prominent sporting figures throughout the world. Besides by numerous protocols and cooperation agreements with NOC-s, it has been actively enhancing its role in the international sports community through the activities of Croats in the bodies of the International Olympic Committee, European Olympic Committees, International Mediterranean Games Committee, and by organizing and hosting international seminars and gatherings and other forms of international cooperation, such as meetings of the South-East European countries. The Croatian Olympic Committee is involved in most projects of the IOC Olympic Solidarity, training of coaches and sports officials and international marketing projects. It has initiated and actively promoted culture and Olympic education at an international level.