Monday, 26 April 2021

Croatia Rally Winner Sebastien Ogier Fined, Apologises to Zagreb Police

ZAGREB, 26 April, 2021 - Current world champion Sebastien Ogier of France has been fined HRK 8,000 for causing a traffic accident and leaving the scene contrary to a policeman's orders, Zagreb police said on on Sunday, adding that Ogier expressed regret and apologised. Ogier won the first edition of Croatia Rally, the third round of the World Rally Championship held in Zagreb. He was also fined €7,000 by the International Automobile Federation for causing a crash on Zagreb Dubrovnik Avenue at 7.15 am on Sunday and for running a red light. Ogier was fined €5,000 and given a conditional suspension of one…
Sunday, 25 April 2021

European Throwing Cup To Take Place in Split On 8-9 May

April 25, 2021 - The European Throwing Cup, which consists of Shot Put, Discus Throw, Hammer Throw, and Javelin Throw, will be held in the biggest Croatian Adriatic city of Split on 8 and 9 May. The organization of the event, which will bring together 564 athletes from 44 countries, was discussed recently by Tourism and Sports Minister Nikolina Brnjac and the Croatian Athletics Federation president, Ivan Veštić. Veštić said that the purpose of hosting the competition was to make Split a popular European destination for track and field events. He informed the minister that the shot put event would be held at the historical Salona venue dating back…
Sunday, 25 April 2021

Sebastien Ogier Wins First Croatia Rally!

April 25, 2021 - The current and seven-time world champion Frenchman Sebastien Ogier (Toyota) won the first edition of the Croatia Rally, the third World Rally Championship, on Sunday. Just before the last gear, the Welshman Elfyn Evans (Toyota) had a 3.9-second advantage over Ogier but made a mistake in the last turn of the rally and lost the victory by only six-tenths of a second. Ogier thus reached the 51st triumph in his career. Evans finished in second place (+0.6), and third place went to Thierry Neuville (Hyundai), who drove great in reverse gear, but at one point spun on…
Sunday, 25 April 2021

Mate Rimac, Jacques Villeneuve, Jean Todt, and World Motorsport Elite Celebrate 115 Years of Auto Racing in Croatia

April 25, 2021 - The world motorsport elite gathered in Zagreb to celebrate 115 years of dedicated work to auto racing in Croatia. More than a century of continuous commitment to the development and promotion of motorsport in Croatia briefly turned Zagreb into the capital of auto racing on Saturday evening.  A gala dinner to celebrate 115 years of organized auto racing in Croatia gathered the leading people of world motorsport in Zagreb. Organized by the Croatian Car and Karting Association (HAKS) and president Davorin Štetner, the president of the World Automobile Federation (FIA) Jean Todt, the former Formula 1 world…
Saturday, 24 April 2021

Zagreb to Host 2021 World Rowing Cup for First Time!

April 24, 2021 - The 2021 World Rowing Cup will be held in Zagreb from April 30 to May 2 for the first time in history.  Namely, the world's best rowers will gather at Zagreb's Jarun, led by Olympic, world, and European winners, brothers Martin and Valent Sinković in coxless pairs, and Olympic runner-up Damir Martin in singles. Sisters Ivana and Josipa Jurković will also compete for Croatia in the coxless pairs, David Šain in singles, and Ivan Piton, Marko Ukropina, Anton, and Patrik Lončarić in the coxless four.  This will be their first 'world appearance' at home, and they are…
Friday, 23 April 2021

Croatia Rally Day One: Belgian Driver Thierry Neuville in the Lead

April 23, 2021 - Belgian driver Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20) leads with three morning victories on the WRC Croatia Rally day one. Even with small delays in the four afternoon specials, he kept the top spot, while the current and seven-time world champion Frenchman Sebastien Ogier broke into second place (Toyota Yaris). Ogier was the fastest in the last three special stages in the afternoon, reducing his gap to 7.7 seconds behind the Belgian asphalt specialist after the first day. "I'm pretty happy with the first day. It was difficult for everyone, and after Kalle took off, our main goal was…
Friday, 23 April 2021

KSW Pula Area: Biggest European MMA Organization Looking to Host September Spectacle

April 23, 2021 - The KSW Pula Arena event is scheduled for September 4, bringing Europe's biggest MMA fighters to the world-famous arena.  The leader of the Polish KSW, the strongest European MMA organization, visited Pula and the world-famous Pula Arena. A martial arts spectacle should take place in the Roman amphitheater at the beginning of September, which was revealed to by Martin Lewandowski.  "I was here 20 years ago; my wife reminded me of that. When I saw Arena, I said it was my dream to bring KSW here. Then, honestly, I forgot. But my two associates came…
Thursday, 22 April 2021

HNL Round 30 Recap: Osijek and Dinamo Draw in Fight for First Place

April 22, 2021 - The 30th round of the Croatian First League was held mid-week on April 20 and 21, 2021. Osijek and Dinamo draw at City Garden Stadium in this round, while Sibenik and Gorica played 1:1, as did Belupo and Hajduk. Sibenik v. Gorica (1:1) Sibenik and Gorica opened the 30th round on Tuesday, April 30, 2021.  Sahiti scored to put Sibenik in the lead in the 40th minute for 1:0 at the half. Lucumi was booked for his second yellow in the 87th minute, and a late goal by Delfi brought Gorica the equalizer one minute later…
Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Croatian Tennis Federation Rejects Established Croatia Player for Brother's Social Media Posts?

April 21, 2021 - An avid member of the Croatian tennis community and organizer of the Croatia Bol Open, Feliks Lukas announced on his Facebook page that the Croatian Tennis Federation (HTS) rejected the request of his sister, Tena Lukas, to play at the ITF Zagreb Ladies Open.  His Facebook post transmitted from 24 Sata: "The Croatian Tennis Federation rejected the request to invite the seven-time senior national team member and #268 WTA tennis player of the world to the ITF Zagreb Ladies Open, explaining it to Tena as follows: 'Because of your brother's Facebook posts, you are not a candidate…
Tuesday, 20 April 2021

HNS Stands with UEFA Against Super League

April 20, 2021 - HNS stands with UEFA against the proposed Super League, including clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, and Real Madrid HNS reports that representatives of 55 national federations and members of Uefa voted at today's 45th Congress of the umbrella European football organization, a declaration in which they condemned the proclamation of the so-called "Super League." The participants of the UEFA Congress are united in the claim that the closed "Super League" opposes the very concept of what Europe must be: united, open, supportive, and principled…
Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Split Open 2 Comes to End: "This is the Roland Garros of Split"

April 20, 2021 - Split Open 2, or the third Split Open edition held last week at the Firule Tennis Center, has come to an end.  The ATP Challenger Split Open passed its third exam with an excellent grade. This time it was a double edition, the second and third, accompanied by many challenges. But with all the adversity, the organizers succeeded and sent back to the world a beautiful picture of Split, Dalmatia, and Croatia. "We watched two weeks of top tennis. Everything we could influence, we did properly. The tennis players felt comfortable with us. Our team did…
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