Olimp Magazine


Olimp Magazine 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 Magazine: 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 Magazine 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, Magazine 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 Magazine from its first 1991 issue on has been Ante Drpic, eminent sports journalist, editor of the Sports Department of the Croatian Information Agency (HINA).


Olimp 64/September 2017 - online, pdf


*Some Topics from the first edition Olimp Magazine 1999:
Olympic interview
- Antun Vrdoljak
- Juan Antonio Samaranch
- Jacgues Rogge

Video gallery

Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Olympic Games Rio 2016 are held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from August 5 th to August 21 st 2016.
At the Olympics, 11,547 athletes from 205 countries will be competing during 16 days in 33 sports.
The Croatian Olympic delegation counts 88 athletes (of which 19 female athletes) competing in 18 sports: Athletics, Cycling, Boxing, Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Sailing, Judo, Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball, Diving, Table Tennis, Shooting, Taekwondo, Tennis, Water Polo and Rowing.
Our athletes are accompanied by the 82 officials under the leadership of the Croatian Olympic Committee's Mission.
At the Opening Ceremony, held on August 5 th , the captain of the Croatian Olympic Water Polo Team Rio 2016 Josip Pavić bore the Croatian flag.
The first medal, a gold one, has been won by the Olympian Josip Glasnović, multiple European Champion and holder of medals from the European and World Championships in Trap.


Olympic candidates



Guides, compilations, brochures and books on Olympians and coaches from the Croatian historical heritage and monographs of the Olympic family – all of this represents a part of the comprehensive and continuous multimedia publishing practices of the Croatian Olympic Committee.
The guides for the Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games or Mediterranean Games and European Youth Olympic Festival contain information on great sports events involving top Croatian names whose results are today as inspiring as in the history of Croatian sports. There are also the publications that will introduce to broader sports and other public the theory and practice of European funds, the impact of women in sports, international fair play movement and its understanding, protection of athletes against doping today and in the future and other topics, which are an integral part of interdisciplinary activities of the Croatian Olympic Committee. However, a special place is taken by the authors’ books and monographs on performances of Croatian athletes at the Olympic Games and on the contribution of Croatian coaches to medal winning. These books represent a place where we keep sports and cultural values of the Croatian sports and Olympism.



Croatian sports almanac

Croatian Journal of Sports Medicine


Croatian Medical Journal sports (HSMV) is a scientific journal published for all scientists and professionals dealing with the medicine and sports issues. HSMV first appeared as a Basketball Medical Journal in 1985 and in 1991 the Croatian Olympic Committee took it over as its regular professional publication.
The journal publishes scientific and professional articles from the entire area of sports medicine - physiology, anthropology, kinesiology, clinical pharmacology and doping, dentistry, nutrition and sports traumatology and other areas.

The initiators of this publication and longtime editors were Professor PhD Radovan Medved, Professor PhD Marko Pecina and MSc. Ivo Vidovic, to whom the COC in 2005, on the occasion of 20th anniversary fo HSMV publication, has given special awards and award plaques for special contribution to the development of sports medicine and publication in a journal.


HSMV is published twice a year and the articles are written in Croatian language with summary in English, or in English language with summary in Croatian. All the editions can be found at


Chief editor of HSMV is Professor. Dr. Branka Matkovic from the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Horvacanski zavoj 15 (tel.: 666 3658) Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SN Olympic Corner


The Croatian Olympic Committee and Sportske Novosti Croatian sports daily newspaper signed a cooperation agreement and started a common column titled Olympic Corner.

News and stories about Croatian and international sports are published in this column weekly, as well as activities of the Croatian Olympic Committee and its members, especially those, who are not given due media attention in daily newspapers. The first Olympic Corner was published on 5 May 2005.

Prominent Croatian sporting figures, top athletes and coaches and young talented athletes are featured in the Olympic Corner. There have also been stories about county sports associations, which participate in common sports programs, as well as those about current Olympic issues, international activities of the Croatian Olympic Committee, development programs and a number of other topics from the area of sport and Olympism.

Monograph 20 years