Monday, 11 January 2021

Biggest Victory in Croatian Basketball History: KK Split Celebrated 125:59!

January 11, 2021 - An incredible result for KK Split, which celebrated thanks to a 66-point lead in their game against Hermes Analitica on Sunday, earning them a spot in Croatian basketball history. reports that the day after they topped Podgorica team Buducnost with a three-pointer in the ABA league, the KK Split basketball team achieved an unreal result in the Croatian Championship.

In the 17th round match of the Hrvatski Telekom Premier League, Split defeated Zagreb's Hermes Analitica at Gripe with an incredible 125:59 result.

The 66-point difference is the biggest victory in the history of basketball competitions in independent Croatia. The previous record was held by Cibona when they defeated Dona 104:43.

Since the games were played one after another, i.e., KK Split had only 20 hours between the ABA league and HT Premier league, coach Ivica Skelin gave more minutes and a more significant role to talented young players from the Split basketball school and those who are not usually part of the strongest starting five. They certainly proved that they earned their spot among the best.

Roko Gizdavčić scored 19 points, and Ivan Perasović 13. The most effective for Split was Toni Perković with 24 points and Darko Bajo with 22.

Roko Leni Ukić, who returned to Split this week, still does not have the right to play in the domestic championship, and apart from the injured Marko Luković, Pavle Marčinković did not play either.

Dalmatinski Portal reported that this is Split's most convincing victory in history compared to other rivals in elite competitions. When this club was called Jugoplastika, they defeated Lesonit from Ilirska Bistrica with a score of 95:32 in 1965, and five years later, they were more successful than Maribor 122:63.

In the 1985/1986 season, Jugoplastika topped Pristina with a score of 133:74, and then in the Champions Cup in the 1989/1990 season, they defeated Scottish team Livingston 122:65.

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Thursday, 10 December 2020

VIDEO: Man Takes His Pet Chicken Shopping in the City Streets of Split

December 10, 2020 – Why did the chicken cross the road? Well, to go to the dućan (store) with his owner, of course! Residents bewildered to see one man taking his pet chicken shopping in the city streets of Split.

Understanding Croatia is often like looking through a kaleidoscope – the closer you look, the more it shifts in and out of the focus of comprehension. Nowhere is that more true than in the seaside city of Split.

Visitors are not the only ones to see this. Split's inhabitants know it too. Despite its reputation for the unorthodox, happenings in Split are still capable of raising the eyebrows of those who live there. And, that was certainly the case a couple of days ago, when residents of the Gripe neighbourhood were bewildered to see one man going shopping accompanied by his pet chicken. Their casual walk to the shops, which sees the pet chicken being led on the kind of leash you'd more usually find on a dog, was captured on video. It is one of the more curious chick flicks TCN has seen this year.

Gripe in Split is a family neighbourhood, known for its sporting facilities and the old fortifications which lie on the hill after which it is named. Even in times of social distancing, it's not uncommon to find neighbours milling around, chatting to each other on a weekend morning. Their idle gossip was given egg-stra fuel on Saturday when the man and his pet chicken made their remarkable hen-trance.

As the weather across Croatia turns colder, this is the traditional time for pigs to be turned into the sausages and bacon that will last through the winter. The chickens and turkeys are safe for now, although only for another week or so. Perhaps this timing egg-splains the walking of the pet chicken? Maybe the owner didn't want to let the prize bird out of his sight so close to Christmas? Or perhaps, given that a camera seems to have been at the ready to film their exploits, the walking of the pet chicken was just a welcome moment of tomfoolery? Whichever it may be, the footage does have an endearing quality. Poultry in motion, if you will.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Rađa Remembers: European Champs Jugoplastika Welcomed in Split in 1989 (VIDEO)

“The reception in Split was something unimaginable. When the plane was landing we could see a column of cars all the way to the city.”

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Croatian Football's Biggest Names to Participate in '4 Cafes' Humanitarian Tournament in Split

Šimić, Prosinečki, Pršo, Olić and Croatia coach Zlatko Dalić are all coming to Split this December?

Friday, 23 June 2017

Legends of the Light: 48 Lighthouses Along the Adriatic with Jurica Gašpar

On Friday, June 23rd at 20:00, the Croatian Maritime Museum in Split will host Jurica Gašpar for his book presentation of Legends of the Light.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Split Hosts 275 Competitors from 41 Countries for European Weightlifting Championships

The European Weightlifting Championships have officially been opened at the Sport Centre Gripe in Split.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Četiri Kafića in Split this Year to Host Perišić, Kalinić, and Possibly Modrić

This year’s 15th annual Četiri Kafića (Four Cafes) futsal football tournament in Split will host Croatian favorite footballers including Perišić, Kalinić, and hopefully Croatian National Team captain Luka Modrić.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

International Volunteers Came Out in an Effort to Clean up Fortress Gripe

The voluntary action "Clean Fortress Gripe" was successfully carried out today from 9h-11h this morning, while the sun helped 50 volunteers clean up inside and on the tops of the Gripe walls, reports Dalmacija News.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

An Effort to No Longer Neglect Fortress Gripe

An effort has been put forth to clean up the neglected fortress of Gripe, a central part to Split’s survival.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

queerANarchive Presents: qRADIONICE

queerANarchive invites you to qRADIONICE, a series of workshops and events held from May 25th to 29th at Dom Mladih (Youth House). The program includes workshops in screenprinting, skateboarding, crocheting and bowling, and is organized in partnership with Cenzurom+, Teseraktom and Flomaster, all carried out by the Split Forum. Workshops will take place in and around the Youth House (Dom Mladih) and in park Zvončac. This event is open to anyone who wants new experiences, to learn different skills, and most importantly to send a positive message about the importance and protection of human rights

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