International Cooperation

Since its foundation, the Croatian Olympic Committee has had intense international cooperation following the basic principles of the development of Olympism and sport, its important role in better understanding among countries and strengthening friendly relations among them.
In its early days as an independent country, when Croatia did not have its own embassies and consulates, the Croatian Olympic Committee established an honorary post of the Ambassador for the Croatian Olympic Committee, which has been held by Croatian athletes and sports officials, patriots and prominent sporting figures throughout the world. Besides by numerous protocols and cooperation agreements with NOC-s, it has been actively enhancing its role in the international sports community through the activities of Croats in the bodies of the International Olympic Committee, European Olympic Committees, International Mediterranean Games Committee, and by organizing and hosting international seminars and gatherings and other forms of international cooperation, such as meetings of the South-East European countries. The Croatian Olympic Committee is involved in most projects of the IOC Olympic Solidarity, training of coaches and sports officials and international marketing projects. It has initiated and actively promoted culture and Olympic education at an international level.

Podgorica/Zagreb, 21 January 2021 – The NOC of Montenegro (COK) sent 3,000 EUR as financial assistance in eliminating the consequences of the devastating earthquake in Sisak-Moslavina County in the Republic of Croatia.

Zagreb, July 14, 2020 - The President of the Slovenian Olympic Committee, Bogdan Gabrovec, paid a working visit to the Croatian Olympic Committee (COC). He talked with the host, the head of the Croatian Olympic Committee and member of the EOCs Executive Committee Zlatko Mateša, about the upcoming session of the EOCs Executive Committee planned for the end of September in Ljubljana. If anti-pandemic measures (COVID-19)allow it, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach should also be a guest at the said meeting.

Lausanne/Zagreb, 10 June 2020 - Until recently the Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović was nominated for membership in the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board and confirmation of her appointment as an individual member of the IOC is expected at the IOC’s video session on 17 July. Besides the former Croatian head of state, two other women have been nominated - Saudi Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud, Cuban Maria de la Caridad Colón Ruenes and two men - the President of the World Athletics Federation, British Sebastian Coe and Mongolian Battushig Batbold.