Monday, 20 September 2021

Ombudswoman Calls on Split City Authorities to Honour Its Para-Athletes

ZAGREB, 20 Sept 2021 - Ombudswoman for Persons with Disabilities Anka Slonjšak has called on the Split city authorities to honor local athletes who have won medals at the Paralympic Games by inscribing their names on the Split Sports Walk of Fame, thus showing that persons with disabilities are accepted and equal to other members of society.

The western section of the city's waterfront, upgraded in April 2013, includes the Sports Walk of Fame featuring bronze plaques with the names of 76 Split athletes who have won 94 medals in 11 events at the Olympic Games, starting with the 1948 Olympic Games in London.

Slonjšak noted that by symbolically honoring Split para-athletes by inscribing their names on the Sports Walk of Fame the city authorities would send an important message - that persons with disabilities are accepted and have equal rights as other members of society.

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Friday, 19 October 2018

On this Day in 1968, Đurđica Bjedov Became Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming

Đurđa "Đurđica" Bjedov, the only Yugoslav Olympic champion in swimming, won her prized gold medal at the Olympic Games in Mexico City on this day in 1968. 

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Meet the Sports Stars of Split: Toni Kukoč

A look at one of the greatest-ever Croatian basketball players and part of the Chicago Bulls golden dynasty - Toni Kukoč.