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» Epidaurus Festival organized by Ivana Marija Vidovic for the 15th time in the town of Cavtat
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 08/24/2021 | Music , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Ivana Marija Vidović, Croatian concert pianist and poet (on the photo), is the founder and director of the Epidaurus Festival in Cavtat, a beautiful town south-east of the city of Dubrovnik, where she was born. In 2021, the festival is marking its fifteenth anniversary. We owe her our deep gratitude for great efforts and love, which has connected so many Croatian and foreign artists, especially musicians. The burden of its organization is shared by her mother Franica, as well as by her father, and a small number of faithful colleagues and friends. In 2021, a special guest of the festival will be Radojka Šverko, distinguished Croatian diva.
» Toni Kukoc enshrined to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2021
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 08/23/2021 | Sports , People , Entertainment , Education | Unrated

Toni Kukoč was, alongside with late Dražen Petrović, the best basketball player that Croatia ever had. Toni, nicknamed Cookie, was often compared with Pink Panther, due to his specific elegance in the basketball game. He was born in the city of Split, one of the most beautiful cities on the Mediterranean, known for outstanding talents like Blanka Vlašić (highjumper), Ivano Balić (handball), Dino Radja (basketball), Branko Cikatić (martial sports), Anthony F. Lucas (Antun Lučić, the Father of Petroleum Engineering), Marko Marulić (the most famous Croatian Renaissance writer), ...
» Things that Sarah Cosic eats, drinks and uses everyday, all made in Croatia!
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 08/22/2021 | Education , Croatian Cuisine | Unrated

Sarah Ćosić, born in Canada, living in Croatia: After living here for almost a decade, I've grown to love certain products, so I wanted to share a few in case you're visiting (or living in) Croatia. Do you love them too? ... Today we went to visit Baka Jagica and she shared her delicious recipe for Strukli (a classic home cooked dish from the Zagorije region in Croatia). Everything was made from scratch, and Baka Jagica walked us through her famous recipe. Strukli is one of my favorite Croatian dishes and this recipe didn't disappoint!
» Dina Levacic Croatian marathon swimmer
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 08/13/2021 | Sports , Education | Unrated
Dina Levačić, Croatian marathon swimmer born in 1996 in the city of Split, is the first Croatian woman to have swam across La Manche (34 km, 2017), in close to 12 hours. She also swam Hernandarias - Parana (88 km, Argentina), Santa Fe (57 km, Argentina, 2014), 2014 the Catalaina Channel (Los Angeles, 34 km, 20217), 20 Manhattan Bridges (46 km, 2017, USA), Molokai Channel (42 km, Hawaii, USA, 2018), Tsugaru Channel (connecting the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, Japan, 2019), etc. She swam her first marathon of 2 km in 2005 at the age of 9, in the town of Omiš near Split.
» Dr. Slobodan Lang 1945-2016: "Storm" was humanitarian operation that prevented genocide
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 08/5/2021 | History , Education | Unrated
Operation "Storm" (August 1995) is the first ever military action that prevented genocide. It prevented genocide in the region of Bihać in the western part Bosnia, where there were at that time about 150,000 thousand people, and where I expected that if the case of Srebrenica happened again, there would have been about at least 12,000 people killed. For that reason I gave specifically asked president Tuđman to take military action. And now I will take a background. I am Jewish, I come from a Holocaust family...
» Tin Srbic silver medal for Croatia in gymnastics horizontal bar in Tokyo 2021
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 08/3/2021 | Sports , Education | Unrated
Tin Srbić's silver medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021 is the second Olympic medal for Croatian gymnastics after Filip Ude in 2008 in Beijing. It is a huge success of Croatian gymnast, and among greatest in the history of Croatian sports. Tin Srbić is a former world champion in gymnastics horizontal bar from 2019. At the World Challenge Cup, organized in the city of Osijek, Croatia 2021, he won gold medal.
» Martin and Valent Sinkovic won men's gold medal in Olympic rowing in Tokyo 2021, Damir Martin bronze
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 07/31/2021 | Sports | Unrated

Croatian brothers Martin and Valent Sinković have dominated the men's pair in Olympic rowing, cruising to victory in a race they led from the start. The Croatians were the heavy favorites. This is the third Olympic medal for the Sinkovic brothers, each having been won in a different discipline. In 2012, they won the silver medal in the men's quadruple sculls in London and in 2016 they claimed gold in the men's double sculls in Rio de Janeiro. Croatian rower Damir Martin won bronze medal (in his words, of platinum glitter). This is his third Olympic medal.
» Croatia winning both gold and silver medals at 2021 Olympic men's tennis doubles final in Tokyo
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 07/31/2021 | Sports | Unrated

Croatia's Mate Pavić and Nikola Mektić beat Marin Čilić and Ivan Dodig 6-4 3-6 10-6 in the Olympics men's doubles final to win their first-ever gold medal in tennis. It is for the first time in the pasty 108 years that the doubles representing the same country met in the tennis finals. Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell of New Zealand won the bronze. Croatia already had several olympic tennis medals in previos competitions: 2004 Doubles Bronze - Mario Ančić and Ivan Ljubičić, 1992 Singles Bronze - Goran Ivanišević, 1992 Doubles Bronze - Goran Ivanišević and Goran Prpić.
» Matea Jelic of Croatia won taekwondo gold medal at the 2021 Olymic Games in Tokyo
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 07/28/2021 | Sports | Unrated
Matea Jelić won the first Croatian olympic gold medal in taekwondo in history. In the finals, in a very tough fight, she defeated the British girl, Lauren Williams. Matea Jelić (of age 23, height 1.83 m) was born in 1997 in the city of Knin, a former Croatian royal city. Her achievement is one of the greatest successes in the history of Croatian sports. She is training in the city of Split, as a member of the Taekwondo Club Marjan. Toni Kanajet, a member of the same club, won a precious bronze medal.
» Yoko Nishii's concert in Tokamachi on the occasion of Croatia's participation at 2021 Olympic Games in Japan
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 07/25/2021 | Music , Sports , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
On the occasion of the participation of the Republic of Croatia at the 2021 Olympic Games in Japan, Yoko Nishii, Japanese pianist, gave a concert in the city of Tokamachi. The city is marked with Japan Croatia Friendship House, as a special sign of friendship between the two countries. Yoko Nishii is fluent in Croatian language, and she had as many as 50 soloist concerts in 24 Croatian cities.
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