European week of sport

Petar Metlicic is the record holder of caps with the Croatian Handball national team. He won the gold medal at the Olympics in 2004 and the World Championship in 2003.

Petar Metličić

Aged 15, he became the first Croatian gymnast to enter the individual finals of a senior world competition (Olympics, WC, SK), entering the World Cup finals in Paris. Later, at the World Cup in New York in 2005, he became the first Croatian gymnast to win an individual medal at a senior world competition. This was also the first senior medal in gymnastics for Croatia since independence. He is the first Croatian gymnast to win the World Cup competition (2005 in Ghent) and the Universiade (in Izmir).

Robert Seligman

A former World Cup alpine ski racer from Croatia, who specialized in the slalom and combined races, but was also one of the few alpine World Cup ski racers
able to score points in all disciplines.His main accomplishments include a 2003 World Championship gold medal in slalom, an Olympic silver medal in slalom in 2010, Olympic silver medals in
combined in 2006 (traditional combined), 2010 (super combined) and 2014, as well as the overall World Cup title in 2011. He has scored the most points by any alpine ski racer in a single calendar month in World Cup history - a total of 999.

Ivica Kostelić

At birth, Dino was diagnosed with Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a disease characterized by multiple joint contractures. He started playing sports in 2004 to improve his health. His biggest success was winning a gold medal at the 2019 World Paragliding Championships in London. In total, he has more than 30 appearances recorded in various competitions, of which it is worth noting the 1st place at the European Paralympic Championships in Dublin in 2018 and 3rd place at the European Paralympic Championships in Reykjavik in 2009.

Dino Sinovčić

Plays as a centre back for Premier League champions Liverpool and the Croatia national team, which is the current world runner-up, coming second in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Dejan Lovren

A world-record holding paralympic discus thrower, winning a gold medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. He is the first is Croat to win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games.

Darko Kralj

A midfielder for English club Chelsea and the Croatian national team. Kovačić was selected in Croatia's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup which came runner-up.

Mateo Kovačić

Plays as a forward for Dinamo Zagreb and is a member of the Croatia national team. Petković was instrumental to Dinamo Zagreb's successful Champions League qualifying campaign in 2019.

Bruno Petković

A long-distance swimmer and the first Croatian woman to swim the English Channel. She is also the only person and the second woman in history to swim the triple crown of long-distance swimming in 90 days: the bridges of Manhattan in New York, the Gulf of California from Catalina to San Pedro, and then La Manche. Levačić swam the four of the big seven swimming marathons of the Oceans Seven: the Catalina Pass in California, the English Channel in Europe, the Molokaʻi in Hawaii, and Tsugar in Japan.

Dina Levačić

A member of the Croatia women's national volleyball team, Fabris was part of the Croatian national team at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship in Italy. With Pomi Casalmaggiore, she won the silver medal at the 2016 FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship.

Samanta Fabris
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Wednesday, 23 September, 2020

The European Week of Sport opening will be a major event hosted on the main square in Zagreb. Our flagship event will take the form of a sport village where the National Olympic Committee, National Paraolympic committee, sports federations, local clubs, organisations and other stakeholders will have opportunity to present their activities to public. They will display sports activities in which the citizens can participate. In addition, different fitness programs will be presented by professional fitness coaches. Sport activates will be customized for all: people with disabilities (with help of Croatian Paralympic Committee), elderly, youth, parents with children. Sport village will have different improvised sports fields, courts and kids corners.

The Opening
Monday, 23 September, 2019
Across the country

Representatives of the Ministry of Tourism ans Sports and the European Week of Sport will visit the company headquarters on the Workplace focus day in order to conduct exercise with all of the company employees. The exercise will be co-organized with licensed fitness trainers from fitness educational institution.

Wednesday, 23 September, 2020

This year we want to bring EWoS to every corner of the Republic of Croatia and in addition to that the host city of the #BeActive Night will be Osijek. We are organising group classes/activities by offering the visitors minimum of 6 different sports such as Zumba, Pilates, boxing fitness, sports dancing, aerobic, sports program for children etc.

#BeActive Night
Monday, 28 September, 2020

In collaboration with licensed fitness coaches, we will provide senior citizens with the opportunity to be active and learn exercises adapted to their fitness level.

Senior day
Wednesday, 30 September, 2020

We will organise special educational and sports program. Experts will teach children and their teachers about benefits of sports and physical activity, social inclusion and fair-play in sport. Also children will have the opportunity to compete with other schools in various sports and to meet some famous Croatian Sportsman/Ambassadors of EWoS.

School day
Saturday, 3 October, 2020
River Zrmanja

The goal of this race is to promote sports and recreation, but also the beauty of the Republic of Croatia.
The kayak race will be held downstream through the canyon of the river Zrmanja, starting in Obrovac and finishing on the large beach Meka Draga in Kruševo. The race is limited to 40 participants in a two-seater kayak, and anyone interested can register.

#BeActive kayak race through the canyon of the river Zrmanja
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The European Week of Sport supports thousands of events across Europe and beyond. You can download the list of highlighted events on the Commission's Sport website, or check out each country's external page celebrating the Week.