Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

The Games of the XXIX Olympiad held in Beijing from 8 to 24 august 2008 included 10,942 athletes (4,637 women and 6,305 men) from 204 countries. The Games, which included 302 events, were covered by 24,562 media representatives coming from 159 countries, of whom 79 from Croatia. There were 70,000 volunteers.  President of the people's Republic of China Hu Jintao opened the Games and gymnast Li Ning lit the Olympic flame. Table tennis player Zhang Yining took the Olympic Oath on behalf of the athletes and gymnastics referee Huang Liping on behalf of all officials. The Croatian Olympic delegation included 101 athletes (of whom 19 women), who competed in 15 sports: athletics, boxing cycling, sailing, kayak/canoe, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, handball, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, water polo and rowing.
Flag bearers: At the Opening Ceremony: Ivano Balić
                    At the Closing Ceremony: Tamara Boroš

  • Filip Ude (konj s hvataljkama)
    2. mjesto   Sport: Gimnastika   Natjecanje: OI Peking 2008.
  • Blanka Vlašić (skok u vis)
    2. mjesto   Sport: Atletika   Natjecanje: OI Peking 2008.
  • Snježana Pejčić (zračna puška 10m)
    3. mjesto   Sport: Streljaštvo   Natjecanje: OI Peking 2008.
  • Martina Zubčić (do 57kg)
    3. mjesto   Sport: Taekwondo   Natjecanje: OI Peking 2008.
  • Sandra Šarić (do 67kg)
    3. mjesto   Sport: Taekwondo   Natjecanje: OI Peking 2008.

SILVER: Blanka Vlašić Athletics (high jump), Filip Ude Gymnastics (pommel horse)


BRONZE: Snježana Pejčić Shooting (air rifle), Martina Zubčić Taekwondo (-57 kg), Sandra Šarić Taekwondo (-67 kg)

Croatia's best track and field athlete Blanka Vlašić won the high jump silver medal at the Beijing Olympic Games clearing 2.05 m on her second attempt. Her silver medal is Croatia's first athletics Olympic medal and one of the greatest successes of Croatian athletics. Gold went to Belgium's Tia Hellebaut, who cleared 2.05 on her first attempt, and bronze went to Russia's Anna Chicherova, who cleared 2.03. Filip Ude, who arrived in Beijing as European Pommel Horse Champion, earned 15.725 points and the silver medal for his performance.

Chef de Mission: Damir Šegota
Deputy Chef de Mission: Miroslav Zečić
Mission Members: Višnja Peran, Zoran Štefec, Andreja Vadla, Maja Čizmić
Regula, Maja Juričan, Sandra Burić, Gordana Gaćeša (Press Attache)
Olympic Attache: Igor Merlin