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.

Zagreb, November 21, 2019 -At last week's Electoral Assembly of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) - held in Turin (Italy) - the candidate of the Croatian Academic Sports Federation (HASS) Marko Žunić was elected a member of the FISU’s Executive Committee. FISU’s Executive Committee is composed of 15 members from all over the world, namely - from countries from five continents. At the Assembly the leaders of FISU were elected as well - the new President is Oleg Matytsin from Russia, and the first Vice President is Swiss Leonz Eder.

Warsaw, October 26,  2019 - The most successful and promising young Croatian athlete, 16-year-old swimmer Franko Grgić, did not receive the award for the Best Young European Athlete 2019 in the ninth summer edition of the Piotr Nurowski Award presented by the European Olympic Committees (EOO). Grgić was among the five finalists, but the votes of the EOCs Assembly members ruled that this year's award went to the 18-year-old Ukrainian high jumper Yaroslava Mahuchikh. A month ago, Ukrainian won a silver medal at the World Athletics Championships, by jumping 204 centimeters, setting up thus a personal record, but also a new World Junior Record.

Zagreb, October 16, 2019 - The Korean company Nassau, which – since its establishment in 1971 -  produces and distributes sports equipment, mostly balls for all ball sports, donated 500 balls (of which 470 for basketball) to the Croatian Olympic Committee for the needs of local sports communities. Nassau’s General Manager Ho-Cheol  Lee, in the company of the Director of KBCZ (Korean Business Center Zagreb) Eun Ah Park, presented a symbolic "merchandise cheque" to the Croatian Olympic Committee’s Vice President Morana Paliković Gruden, with the announcement that the ball delivery will be at the end of this month and early November.