Olympic News


Zagreb, November 17, 2020 - Olympic Solidarity of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) published the second, supplemented edition of the book ManagingOlympicSportOrganizations, abbrev. MOSO. In relation to the first edition from 2013, the book also contains a text on human resources management at the Croatian Olympic Committee (COC), as an example of management in times of crisis. At the request of the International Olympic Committee, the text on COC management practices was written by the Croatian Olympic Committee’s European Union Programs; Funds and EU Program Coordinator Alma Papić.

Zagreb, October 22, 2020 - Two employees of the Croatian Olympic Committee (COC) - Head of Athletes’ Health Care Program Mimi Vurdelja and Head of the Research and Development Program Enhancement Department Neven Šavora are the winners of the national State Award for Sports Franjo Bučar for 2020 in the category of annual laureates. Besides them, a member of the Croatian Olympic Committee’s Council Željan Konsuo will also receive the same recognition for this year. Other winners of the annual award are Pero Kuterovac, Bruno Bošnjak, Slaven Zambata, Stojko Vranković, Slavko Cvitković, Paulo Obradović, Rea Hraski, Matija Gubica and Boris Milošević. 

Zagreb, 5 October 2020 - By an unanimous decision of the members of the Assembly at the electoral (57th) session held in Zagreb's hotel Westin, Zlatko Mateša will lead the Croatian Olympic Committee (COC) in the next four-year period (2020-2024).

Since the postponement of the Olympic Games in Tokyo from 2020 to 2021 disrupted the four-year summer Olympic cycle, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) let the National Olympic Committees decide on holding the electoral assemblies this or the next year.

Zagreb, 24 September 2020 - At the session held on Thursday, the Government of the Republic of Croatia appointed Tomislav Družak State Secretary for Sports at the newly established Ministry of Tourism and Sports. This is a continuation of Družak's serving in the same duty, which began in January this year as part of the former Central State Office for Sports (SDUŠ). In his new/old position, Tomislav Družak was given the vote of confidence through a four-year term.  

Zagreb, 23 September 2020 - Organized by the newly established Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the sixth European Week of Sport (from 23 to 30 September) was officially launched in the area along the small Jarun lake in Zagreb. Before the Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković opened the one-week event, Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac emphasized the importance of involvement in sports and recreation because they enable us a healthier and better life, but also emphasized the concern about the percentage of Croatian population that practices it every day.

Zagreb, 16 September 2020 - From this Friday, 18 September 2020, Sports Television (SPTV) offers sports fans enjoying in shows, reports and magazines of Olympic Channel, the television owned by the International Olympic Committee. Thanks to the cooperation with Eurosport, owned by Discovery Communications, program top production, exclusive content on the Olympic Games, athletes and fans will now be available to the Croatian audience as well.