(E) Croatia Sending 24 Athletes to Compete in Turin Olympiad
Croatia Sending 24 Athletes to Compete in Turin Olympiad
Text of report in English by Croatian news agency HINA
Zagreb, 4 February: Seven days remain before the start of the 20th Winter Olympic Games in the Italian city of Turin. Croatia will be represented by 24 athletes in six sports. The most numerous Croatian team will be in Alpine skiing with 12 skiers: five representatives in women's competitions and seven in men's races. Croatia's team has also qualified for four man bobsleigh competitions. Other Croatians will compete in figure skating, Nordic combined, skeleton and biathlon. The triple Olympic gold winner, skier Janica Kostelic, will carry the Croatian flag during the ceremony of the opening of the games on 10 February. It will be Italian Giorgio Rocca to take the solemn oath of the athlete at the ceremony. Over 2,500 athletes coming from 85 nations will compete in the Games.