On September 8, 2015, in the presence of the Croatian Olympic Committee's President Zlatko Mateša and Assistant Secretary General for Marketing Ranko Četković, the Croatian Olympic Committee signed an agreement with the global brand McDonald's i.e. the company „Globalna hrana", holder of McDonald's franchise for Croatia, which has thus become the official sponsor of the Croatian Olympic Committee.
"McDonald's is an inseparable part of the Olympics that primarily provides food at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, and we are- as members of the world's great Olympic family - grateful and proud of every successful action and campaign with this company, which – we believe - will join us in the year of the Games in Rio - said Mateša, congratulating the Director of McDonald's in Croatia Pavel Pavliček.
As a new sponsor of the Croatian Olympians, McDonald's has proven itself already in the first occasion by entitling all the winners of the award "Dražen Petrović" to free meals in all the McDonald's restaurants and sponsoring the reception at the abovementioned award-presenting ceremony.
McDonald's has so far provided the support to the Croatian sporst. For example, last year McDonald's signed the contract on sponsoring the world and European taekwondo champions, Ana and Lucija Zaninović, who have thus become the first Ambassadors of McDonald's in Croatia. http://mcdonalds.hr/o-nama/sport/
The contract on sponsoring was signed by Pavel Pavliček and Secretary General of the Croatian Olympic Committee Josip čop.