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» Valentina Cafolla of Croatia smashes two under-ice freediving records
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 04/25/2024 | Sports , Education | Unrated
Croatian freediver Valentina Cafolla has set two new world records on consecutive days in February 2024 at Lake Anterselva in South Tyrol, Italy. On 23 February, Cafolla set a new CMAS Dynamic With Fin (DYN) Under Ice With Wetsuit record of 140m (459ft), retaking. The 140m record was set wearing a monofin, however, the next day, on 24 February, Cafolla became the first freediver to set a record using double fins, swimming a distance of 80.
» The Metros-Croatia, a Toronto soccer team
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 03/21/2024 | Sports , Education | Unrated
Metros-Croatia soccer club was founded in 1956 by Croatian diaspora in Canada. The greatest success was achieved in 1976, when Toronto-Croatia won the Soccer Bowl. This 1976 team was subsequently inducted to the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame. Toronto Croata has been among the most successful Croatian diaspora clubs. There are numerous other Croatian diaspora soccer clubs: New York-Croatia, Frankfurt-Croatia, Frankfurt-Croatia, Munich-Croa
» Croatia is Water Polo Champion of the World in 2024
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 02/19/2024 | Sports | Unrated
Croatia is the Water Polo Champion for the third time: in 2007, 2013, and 2024. Congratulations to Marko Bijac, Mate Anic, Josip Vrlic, Luka Loncar, Rino Buric, Matias Biljaka, Konstantin Kharkov, Filip Krzic, Franko Lazic, Zvonimir Butic, Ante Vukicevic, Loren Fatovic, Jerko Marinic Kragic, Ivan Krapic, Marko Zuvela, and Ivica Tucak (coach). Prior to this, also in 2024, Croatia won silver medal at the European Waterpolo Championshi
» PingPongParkinson World Championship 2023 Wels Austria
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 10/27/2023 | Sports , Entertainment , Education | Unrated
The PingPongParkinson World Championship 2023 has come to an end. What a tournament it was! New world champions emerged and former champions re-positioned. This was so far the most competitive world championship and with plenty of surprises. We would like to celebrate all players for their determination and congratulate the medalists who took the podium. Global PingPongParkinson movement was initiated by Nenad Bach, on the photo.
» Miroslav Blazevic 1935-2023 legendary Croatian football trainer
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 02/9/2023 | Sports , In Memoriam , Education | Unrated
Miroslav Ćiro Blažević was a legendary trainer of Croatian football representation. Under his leadership, it won sensational thrid place at the 1998 FIFA World Championship in Paris. Due to his leadership, Croatian football representation became universaly known. Under his baton, his team was composed of world class sportsmen such as Davor Šuker, Zvonimir Boban, Slaven Bilić, Robert Jarni, Robert Prosinečki, Igor Štimac, and others. Hi
» Janica Kostelić eternalized in 2002 at Salt Lake City Winter Olympics
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/30/2022 | Sports , Education | Unrated
Janica Kostelić is without any doubt the greatest female skier of all times: she won three gold medals and one silver at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, USA. She also won five gold medals at the World Championships. In World Cup competition, she won thirty individual races, three overall titles, three slalom titles, and four combined titles. She is the greatest Croatian sportswoman in history. Her b
» Croatian football team winning bronze medal of golden glitter at the 2022 World Championship in Qatar
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/17/2022 | Sports , Education | Unrated
Croatia 2 - Marocco 1 is a result in Qatar which enabled Croatia winning its second bronze medal (in 1998 in France and in 2022), besides silver medal won in 2018 (in the Russian Federation). Continuity of excellent results of Croatian team are due not only to talent, but also to perserverance and hard work, under the baton of Zlatko Dalić, and under the baton of Ćiro Blažević in France. The result is all the more amazing when one see
» Croatia 1 (4) - Brazil 1 (2) at the World Football Tournament in Qatar 2022
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/10/2022 | Sports | Unrated
Croatia, opponents should know by now, does not exit the World Cup without a fight. The Brazilians got a late goal. The Croatians answered with an even later one scored by Bruno Petković (on the photo; born in the city of Metković). The game went to a penalty-kick shootout. And only then, with eight quick kicks breaking a tie after 120 minutes could not, was it over. Croatia was heading to the semifinals. (The New York Times.
» Japan 1 (1) - Croatia 1 (3) at the 2022 World Championship in footaball in Qatar
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/6/2022 | Sports | Unrated
The teams of Japan and Croatia couldn't be separated in 90 minutes, pushing the match into extra-time for the first time in this edition of the FIFA World Cup. Even in the extra-time, the two teams couldn't be separated. The Croatian goalkeeper Dominik Livaković (on the photo) stepped up in the shootout as his side secured a 3-1 (1-1) win in the penalty shootout. Dominik Livaković is married to Helena, who is these days with him i

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