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» Zagreb Ski World Cup January 2017
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 01/9/2017 | Sports | Unrated
To honour and celebrate the history of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Organisers of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup races in Zagreb (CRO) have prepared a 165-metre-long ski slope in downtown Zagreb at which former and current World Cup champions raced on 4th January 2017. Eighteen skiing champions, including Croatia's most famous siblings Janica (on the photo) and Ivica Kostelić, have competed in the special event to mark 50
» Mirko Cro Cop knocks out Amir Aliakbari to win grand prix Rizin 2016 in Tokyo
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 01/3/2017 | Sports | Unrated
Cro Cop landed a beautiful straight left to drop Aliakbari, the former Greco-Roman wrestling world champion, and followed up with another big left before the referee stepped in to stop the fight. “This is a special one for me, 10 years later after winning Pride grand prix,” Cro Cop said on the microphone afterward. ... “I can’t explain it and I can’t explain how happy and proud I
» Ivan Rakitić's launches Scorrers app to connect fans and celebrities
Submitted By Marko Puljić | Published 12/23/2016 | Sports , Business | Unrated
Loyal fans will know how annoying it is to apply for every competition and giveaway going, only to be pipped at the post by someone more web-savvy or quicker off the mark. Now entrepreneurial FC Barcelona footballer Ivan Rakitić (left) has gone to extreme lengths to stop his fans missing out - creating a new mobile app and business that he says will shake up the celebrity giveaway market. His start-up, Scorrers, aims to connect sports
» Double success of Croatia in the Davis Cup finals against the winning Argentina in Zagreb 2016
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/28/2016 | Sports | Unrated
In November 2016, unusually manyu Argentinean tennis fans visited Zagreb, due to the Davis Cup finals in Croatia's capital. Even prior to the match, Croatia secured the double success: being in the finals (after eliminating such superpowers like the USA and France), and the fact that the selector and trainer of the Argentinean team, Daniel Orsanic (on the photo), has Croatian origin on his father's side. This is the first
» Christian Pulisic rising USA soccer star in Germany has Croatian roots
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/17/2016 | Sports , Education | Unrated
Christian Pulisic's grandfather Mate, on the father's side, was born in Croatia on the island of Olib. Jurgen Klinsmann, the head coach of the U.S. national team, revealed his delight about Pulisic’s development and onward potential: “This player’s potential is limitless.” Pennsylvania native, now just 18 years old (born in 1998) and being hailed as the next great hope of American soccer by hi
» Daniel Orsanic captain of the 2016 Argentinean Davis Cup representation has Croatian roots
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/13/2016 | Sports , Education | Unrated
Daniel Orsanic, the current 2016 captain of the 2016 Davis Cup representation of Argentina, has Croatian roots on his father's side. More specifically, his grandparents Ivan and Ivana Orsanic originate from Croatia's capital Zagreb. We owe this information to Carmen Verlichak, Croatian writer in Argentina, who also sent a nice photo of his grandparents taken in Croatia in 1941.
» Bojan Bogdanovic Croatian basketball player in NBA scored a career-high 44 points
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 10/29/2016 | Sports | Unrated
Bojan Bogdanović is a Croatian professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Croatian national basketball team. Standing at 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in), he plays at the shooting guard and small forward positions. On 22 July 2014, Bogdanović signed a three-year, $10 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets. On 15 March 2016, he scored a career-high 44 points in a 131–11
» Mario Hezonja young and very successful Croatian basketball player in the NBA
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 09/26/2016 | Sports | Unrated
Mario Hezonja is a Croatian professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He also represents the Croatian national team internationally. When a player like Mario Hezonja is taken in the top five of the NBA Draft, there will be big expectations for them. NBA organizations must hit on high draft picks and have confidence in the prospects that they choose. Esp
» Mikela Ristoski is Paraolympic champion in triple long jump in Rio 2016
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 09/21/2016 | Sports , Education | Unrated
  Mikela Ristoski is a multiple world champion in both long jump (2011) and in triple long jump (2015). It is therefore not such a big surprise that she won her gold medal in triple long jump at the 2016 Paraolympic Games in Rio. However, a big surprise is continuity of her excellent results, since in this category Croatia has practicaly no tradition at all. Mikela lives in the city of Pula in Istrian peninsula, on the wester


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