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» George Mikan gentle giant and the first big dominant basketball player in the history of NBA has Croatian roots
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 07/20/2013 | Sports , People , Education , Croatian Life Stories | Unrated
George  Mikan, a famous Croatian-American basketball player, the first big and dominant man in the NBA (212 cm tall). He was born in Joliet, and baptized in the Croatian Roman Catholic Church in. His grandfather, whose name is also George Mikan, was born in Croatia, as Juraj Mikan (in Croatian, Juraj = George), and he once said th efollowing: "I am proud of my grandson, and am glad that we Croatians have made a contr
» Drazen Petrovic 1964-1993 distinguished Croatian basketball player and the greatest European player of all times
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 06/24/2013 | Sports , In Memoriam , Education | Unrated
Dražen Petrović initially achieved success playing professional basketball for Croatian clubs Šibenka and Cibona, and in Europe (Real Madrid in Spain) in the 1980s before joining the American NBA in 1989. In 1993 Dražen died in a car accident at the age of 28. Petrović earned two silver medals and one bronze in Olympic basketball, a gold and a bronze in the FIBA World Championship, and a gold and a bronze in the FIBA Euro
» Julija Vojkovic champion of International Competition in Middle Age Fencing in Pavone Canavese Italy
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 06/8/2013 | Sports , Events , Entertainment , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
In 2013 a small Croatian group participated in the International Competition of Middle Age Fencing in Pavone Canavese Italy. And for the first time in the history of competition, a brand new team won to first places. Julija Vojkovic won the first place in fencing. She composed her fantastic dresses sewing them alone, based on old traditional, extremely elegant Croatian costumes from the region of Vrlika. Julija is profess
» Ivica Kostelic won his first world cup slalom race of the season March 2013 with victory in Kranjska Gora
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 03/12/2013 | Sports | Unrated
Ivica Kostelić, the 2011 overall world cup champion and three time defending combined champion had been hampered all season with a knee injury. But the 33-year-old Zagreb native showed no signs of pain as he clocked a winning combined time of one minute 45.81 seconds to top the podium 10 years after his first victory.
» Handball World Championships in Spain Croatia wins bronze and Croatia - France 30-23
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 02/12/2013 | Sports | Unrated
Competing at the 2013 World Handball Championship in Spain, Croatia won in a match against  France, current World champion. Croatia won with a big result 30-23. The match was held in  23 Jan 2013 in Zaragoza, and it was one of the main events of the whole compeition. Domagoj Duvnjak was proclaimed the best player of the match. Croatia won bronze medal at the 2013 World Handball Competition in Spain, proving that it h
» Ana Konjuh young Croatian tennis player won two junior titles at Australian Open 2013
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 02/3/2013 | Sports , People | Unrated
Croatian Ana Konjuh signalled she is a future star of women's tennis as she claimed the 2013 Australian Open girls' singles championship on Saturday. She became the third player in the past three years to win both the Australian Open girls’ singles and doubles title. Miss Konjuh was born and lives in Dubrovnik at the Croatian coast, which is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
» Croatia U18 Basketball team - Champions of Europe
Submitted By Marko Puljić | Published 08/21/2012 | Sports | Unrated
The Croatian U18 Basketball team are the champions of Europe after winning the gold medal at the European Championship in Latvia and Lithuania. Thanks to an unbelievable 39 baskets from Dario Saric (left), Croatia beat the hosts Lithuania in the final 88:76.
» Croatia won 3 golds among six medals at the London Olympics 2012 plus one unofficial gold
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 08/14/2012 | Sports , Entertainment , Education | Unrated
Croatia won record 6 medals at the olympics, among them 3 golds: Sandra Brkljačić in discus throwing, Giovanni Cernogoraz in trap, and Croatian waterpolo team without any defeat, Croatian quad scull won silver medal, Lucija Zaninović won bronze medal in tae-kwon-do, handball team also won bronze medal. An unofficial gold medal went to Antonija Mišura, see why. We also add a little refreshment with Blanka Vlašić and
» Croatia's Giovanni Cernogoraz wins Olympic men's trap gold in London 2012
Submitted By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic | Published 08/7/2012 | Sports | Unrated
"This gold medal is fantastic," said Cernogoraz, who in his daily life helps out in his family's restaurant in Novigrad. "This is very good for me, for my family and for the country. I did not expect to win." This is the second gold medal for Croatia at the 2012 Olympics Games in London.


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