Zagreb, 30 July 2020 – The newly elected International Olympic Committee’s member Kolinda Grabar Kitarović visited the COC headquarters at the invitation of the Croatian Olympic Committee’s President Zlatko Mateša. The Assistants of the COC’s Secretary General for certain “offices” – Biserka Vrbek  (Legal Department), Robert Gojević (National Sports Associations), Damir Šegota (Olympic program) and Ranko Četković (Marketing) presented to the former Croatian President and now a senior Olympic official the way of functioning of the COC and its relations with the International Olympic Committee .

The first Croatian female member of the IOC (after three male members: Bučar, Bakrač, Vrdoljak) was mostly interested in COC’s joint projects with the IOC, and the Croatian Olympic Committee’s President Mateša promised that Croatian Olympic Committee’s staff service will prepare written materials showing the concrete cooperation with the International Olympic Committee, especially with its Olympic Solidarity.

They also particularly discussed the highlighted international ranges of the COC Commissions, such as the COC’s Gender Equality in Sport Commission or recently founded Dual Career in Sport Commission, as well as the Croatian Fair Play Committee that extends the permanent mission on promoting fair play in sports also to everyday life.

During her first visit to the Croatian Olympic Committee, the IOC member Kolinda Grabar Kitarović was accompanied by Tomislav Družak, State Secretary for Sports at the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. (COC/VK)