Zagreb, October 18, 2019 -At the premises of the Croatian Ministry of Defense (CMD) which, in cooperation with the Croatian Olympic Committee (COC), implements the Top Athletes Support Program, ensuring them the status of contractual reservists of Croatian Army (CA), gathered 28 of total 41 beneficiaries of the Program, among them a dozen Olympians for Tokyo 2020. Vice-President of the Croatian Government and Minister of Defense Damir Krstičević, Chief of General Staff Mirko Šundov and Croatian Olympic Committee’s Vice President  Sanda Čorak thanked them on great results in 2019 whereby they promoted both the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Army.

Slunj, August 6. 2019 - At the solemn session of the City Council of Slunj, on the occasion of the Day of the City of Slunj on August 6, 2019, deserving individuals and associations – including the Croatian Olympic Committee’s Office for Local Sports Programs - have traditionally been awarded public annual recognitions. In the hall of the Pučko otvoreno (Open University) Slunj, the acknowledgement – presented by the Slunj Mayor Jure Katić and President of the City Council of Slunj Ivan Bogović - was received by Croatian Olympic Committee’s Assistant Secretary-General for Sports Programs on the Local Level Siniša Krajač.

Zagreb, August 6, 2019 - 27 years ago, at the Barcelona Olympics, the first Olympic medal was won for independent Croatia. The creator of this venture was tennis player Goran Ivanišević who, after a bronze in Singles, brought Croatia soon another bronze in Doubles with Goran Prpić. Until the quarterfinals in which he ensured bronze, Ivanišević celebrated in four matches a five-set victory over Portuguese Bernard Moto, Dutch Paul Haarhuis, Swiss Jakobo Hlasek and then in a four-hour marathon with a Frenchman Fabrice Santoro.

Split, July 31, 2019 - Ivo Lipanović, the oldest Croatian Olympian and the last Croatian athlete who participated at the 1948 Olympics, passed away at the age of 91 on Tuesday (July 30th) in Split. Ivo Lipanović was born in Orebić at the Pelješac peninsula on August 18, 1928. He was a participant of the first Olympic Games held after the World War II, in London in 1948. For the HVK monograph (Croatian rowing club) Gusar, by the author Herca Ganza Čaljukušić, Lipanović spoke about his beginnings in Gusar.

Zagreb, July 31, 2019 - President of the Croatian Olympic Committee (HOO) Zlatko Mateša prepared a reception for three-member-delegation of karate, including President of the World Karate Federation (WKF) Antonio Espinosa, Head of the Croatian Karate Federation (HKS) Davor Cipek and President of the HKS Veterans Committee Vjekoslav Šafranić. They discussed the status of karate at the world and national level, and mostly on the status of karate at large multi-sport events, where the co-speakers mostly commented the IOC's decision on the one-time inclusion of karate in the Olympic sports program exclusively for Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Zagreb, July 31, 2019 - The Japanese Ambassador to Croatia, Her Excellency Misako Kaji presented on Monday to the Croatian diplomat, doctor and writer Drago Štambuk, the State Medal of her homeland. In the premises of the Japanese Embassy at Zagreb’s Zrinjevac, the former Croatian Ambassador to Japan and South Korea was presented the Medal of the Rising Sun with a golden and silver star, the gift of the Japanese government. The reason is very simple - for exceptional merits in strengthening bilateral intergovernmental ties in the field of economy, culture, sports...