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Sunday, 12 September 2021

Toni Kukoč Officially Becomes A Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame

September 12, 2021 - In a ceremony held last night, Toni Kukoč officially became an enshrined member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The ceremony of the induction of the class of 2021 was held in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Split-born former basketball star was joined by other superstars - Chris Bosh, Yolanda Griffith, Lauren Jackson, Paul Pierce, Ben Wallace, and Chris Webber, and coaches, referees and contributors Rick Adelman, Bill Russell, Jay Wright, Val Ackerman, Howard Garfinkel, Cotton Fitzsimmons, Bob Dandridge, Pearl Moore and Clarence "Fats" Jenkins. As we've previously written, Kukoč was introduced to the Hall of…
Friday, 10 September 2021

President Meets Athletes Who Won Medals at Olympic, Paralympic Games

ZAGREB, 10 Sept 2021 - President Zoran Milanović on Friday received Croatian athletes who won medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and a delegation of the Croatian Olympic (HOO) and Paralympic Committees, presenting the HOO with the Charter of the Republic of Croatia for its 30th anniversary. Congratulating the athletes on their medals, Milanović said that they had done a great thing for Croatia. "You have made us very happy, we followed what you did," he said, expressing regret that other Croatian competitors at the Olympic and Paralympic Games who did not win any medals were not at the…
Friday, 10 September 2021

Croatian Boxing Spectacle: Hrgović Back after 10 Months, Mavrović after 23 Years!

September 10, 2021 - A Croatian boxing spectacle will be witnessed tonight thanks to Filip Hrgović, Željko Mavrović, and Peter Milas! Filip Hrgović has his first fight this year in Klagenfurt tonight. Before him, in one of the pre-fights, Željko Mavrović enters the ring for the first time since 1998, and the great evening of Croatian boxing is completed by Petar Milas, whose opponent in Paris is one of the best young heavyweights of today, Tony Yoka, reports Index.hr. Boxing has not been in the center of attention of the Croatian sports public for a long time, but tonight's program is an…
Friday, 10 September 2021

Promising Croatian Footballer Lovro Zvonarek Signs with Bayern Munich at 16

September 10, 2021 - The weeks-long negotiations have finally ended to the satisfaction of all parties: Lovro Zvonarek has signed for Bayern Munich and will remain on loan at Slaven Belupo until the end of this season! It is a denouement in which everyone is satisfied - Bayern swooped in on the promising young Croatian talent, and Zvonarek, in addition to signing a contract with the Bavarian giant, got the much-needed peace to continue developing his football career. Furthermore, with compensation of 1,800,000 euros, the Koprivnica club managed to keep their #10, reports Gol.hr. Bayern will immediately pay the mentioned amount…
Friday, 10 September 2021

Croatia Men's Volleyball in Round of 16 Euros against Slovenia!

September 10, 2021 - The Croatia men's volleyball team will play in the European Championship round of 16 on Monday in Ostrava against Slovenia. Croatia secured third place in Group D in Tallinn on Wednesday, while the outcome of Group B in Ostrava on Thursday kept Slovenia in second place. On the last day of the group stage in Ostrava, Bulgaria first defeated Belarus 3-1 (25-13, 25-18, 24-26, 25-22), and then Italy was better than the host Czech Republic 3-1 (25-20, 25-21, 23-25, 25-22). Italy thus confirmed first place in the group with all five victories, Slovenia and Bulgaria achieved a…
Thursday, 9 September 2021

HNK Hajduk Split Will Appear in the New EA Sports Videogame FIFA 22!

September 9, 2021 - Great news for fans of the ''bijeli'' and the world's best-selling football simulator series, as the Croatian club announced that it will appear in the new edition of the popular EA Sports videogame, and now fans will be able to choose Hajduk Split to play with! Hajduk Split announced yesterday on its social networks and official website that it will be an officially licensed team in the new edition of the best-selling football simulator in the world: FIFA 22. The announcement was surprising not only because of the inclusion of Hajduk itself, but because Croatian football, in…
Thursday, 9 September 2021

Age-defying Luka Modrić Celebrates 36: Happy Birthday to Croatia's Best Footballer

September 9, 2021 - The age-defying Croatian football great Luka Modrić celebrates 36 years today. To honor the Croatia captain and Real Madrid star, we recount an unknown story about the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner.  Although already in his finer years, Luka Modrić is still one of the core players of the biggest football clubs in the world, Real Madrid. But Luka's path to stardom was anything but easy, especially when recounting his early childhood days.  Luka's war history has been retold many times because as a six-year-old boy, he had to leave his family home in Zaton Obrovački, where…
Thursday, 9 September 2021

Historic Day: Referee Ivana Martinčić First Woman to Lead Croatian First League Match

September 9, 2021 - 36-year-old Croatian football referee Ivana Martinčić from Koprivnica will be the first female referee to lead a Croatian First League match.  The Croatian Football Federation has confirmed that Martinčić will be the head referee this Friday (September 10) in the first match between Gorica and Hrvatski Dragovoljac in the 8th round of the Croatian First League (HNL), reports Jutarnji List. This will make Croatia the fifth country in Europe where a woman will be the main referee in the football competition's elite class. Women served as main referees at elite matches in France, Wales, the Czech Republic, and…
Wednesday, 8 September 2021

PM Andrej Plenković Holds Welcoming Ceremony For Croatian Olympic, Paralympic Athletes

ZAGREB, 8 Sept, 2021 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Wednesday organised a welcoming ceremony for Croatian athletes who had competed at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, congratulating them on their achievements. Addressing the athletes, Plenković said that the government appreciated and was very grateful for their achievements and promotion of Croatia on the global scene. He said that his government had increased investments in sports by 100% and would continue to invest. Attending the welcoming ceremony for the Croatian Olympic and Paralympic athletes were also Finance Minister Zdravko Marić, Tourism and Sports Minister Nikolina Brnjac, Labour Minister Josip Aladrović, Defence…
Wednesday, 8 September 2021

European Junior Windsurfing Championship Begins in Bol with Two Croatian Competitors

September 8, 2021 - Organized by the Sailing Club Labud from Split and the Bol windsurfing club Zoo Station Bol, the Open European Junior Windsurfing Championship in the new Olympic class iQ Foil began on Zlatni Rat. 118 competitors from 17 countries are taking part in the regatta, including the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Spain, France, Latvia, Poland, Israel, Slovenia, and others, and Maroje Škoro and Ian Anić are competing for Croatia. Following the successful organization of the World Windsurfing Championships in July this year, Bol is once again showing its attractive sporting side and will host the young hopes of…
Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Croatia against Russia at Poljud to Decide 2022 World Cup Spot

September 8, 2021 - Croatia against Russia at Poljud Stadium - the match that will decide the winner of Group H and a direct spot at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Croatia completed their September World Cup qualifiers with the victory against Slovenia (3:0) at Poljud on Tuesday, winning seven out of nine points. In the last six days, all three games were played against the main competitors for direct placement in the 2022 World Cup, reports Index.hr. Croatia must finish the qualifications at the top of the group to directly qualify for the World Cup. Recall, finishing second…
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