Croatia competed at the Olympic Games for the first time as an independent nation in 1992, and has participated in every Games since then. The National Olympic Committee for Croatia is the Croatian Olympic Committee, which was created in 1991 and recognized in 1993. Croatian athletes have won forty-one medal at the Summer Olympic Games, including multiple gold medals by the men's handball team in 1996 and 2004, as well as discus-thrower Sandra Perković in 2012 and 2016. At the Winter ...
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The Croatian national team that won the 1996 Olympic gold medal was often credited as the biggest upset in history of handball, with handball making its debut appearance. The Croatian national team won a so-called "international double" after winning both the gold medal at the Olympics (2004) and the World Championship (2003), beating Germany in both finals.
March 13, 2021 - Croatia narrowly defeats Portugal 25:24 in a dramatic finish to stay alive in the Olympic qualifiers! The Croatia handball national team met Portugal in the second round of the Olympic qualifying tournament in Montpellier, France on Saturday.
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Comparisons with Croatian Olympic handball gold medallist Ivano Balic are as inevitable as those with contemporary handball giants like Denmark's Mikkel Hansen and France's Nikola Karabatic. There is peak love for Duvnjak at the moment after the way he came so close to winning the 2020 European Championships for Croatia, and in Germany too after his club THW Kiel was proclaimed champions.
February 9, 2021 - The first Croatia handball player list under coach Horvat has been released ahead of the Olympic Qualifiers next month. The new coach of the Croatia men's senior national team, Hrvoje Horvat, has published a list of 21 players he is counting on for the Olympic Qualifiers to be held in Montpellier from March 12 to 14, 2021.
Croatia won its first Olympic gold medal in 1996 in men's handball. Having finished second in the group stage, suffering one loss to Sweden, the Croatian team won their semifinal against France to set up a rematch with the Scandinavians for gold.
Since 1992, Croatia athletes have been participating in every Olympic game and have managed to take home Olympic medals in every summer game. In the year 1996, the athletes won their first Olympic medal in the men’s national handball team in Atlanta Georgia, USA.
Croatia will face a tough test as they meet rising European opponent in Portugal. With their eyes firmly on their first-ever Olympic Games berth, Paulo Pereira’s side were one of the teams to watch at both the EHF EURO 2020 and at the IHF Men’s World Championship in January.