Croatia Sports & Outdoors

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Croatia Sports & Outdoors

  • Hajduk Football Club

    Split Sports & Outdoors

    The Hajduk football club was founded in 1911 in a restaurant in Prague. In 2011 it will have it's 100 years jubilee and the club has never changed its name. The club is very successful and has seen countries come and go like the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and Yugoslavia. The fans of the Hajduk football club are called Torcida. In 1950 some fans...

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  • Football

    Zagreb Sports & Outdoors

    Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the 25th February, 1983, Eduardo Alves da Silva moved to the cold and unfamiliar streets of Croatia at the age of just 15, hoping to forge a career for himself in European football. His dreams became reality in 1998 when “Dudu” was signed up by Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb. After joining the “plavi,” Eduardo...

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  • Walking, hiking

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park Sports & Outdoors

    Entire place is a paradise for a hiker with wooden and stone paths above lakes, swamps, in front of waterfalls, through forest and into more distant, quieter areas of the protected landscape. One day hike can generally satisfy the need for seeing the most attractive areas if you start early and in combination with established transport options...

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  • Walking & Hiking

    Split Sports & Outdoors

    Sea kayak tour around the town of Split, fantastic view to experience the town, be active and enjoy the sea. A lot of interesting sites, great beaches! Bring your own equipment or rent the kayaks through Red adventures tour company by using their website www.adventure-in-croatia.com They rent the kayaks (with delivery) and have organized tours.

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  • Other sports

    Zagreb Sports & Outdoors

    During the walk thru the city center we have received a coupon for free of charge indoor climbing. Actually it was not 100% free, we had to rent the shoes and harnesses.Anyway, this was my first experience with climbing it it was amazing.I'm not a huge sports freak but this is something that I will try again. The climbing wall is located in the gym...

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  • Tennis

    Split Sports & Outdoors

    Goran Ivanisevic - Wimbledon Champion 2001. Ivanisevic and those fans, plus scores of thousands more besides, were dancing again when another title came home to Split. The whole country, it seemed, came to a standstill and 150,000 were on the streets to greet him and to party with him. Goran Ivanisevic, Wimbledon champion, was home. 'Thank you for...

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  • Winter sports

    Zagreb Sports & Outdoors

    Up there, on our mountain Medvednica, you can enjoy skiing or snowboarding, in Winter, of course. In other times of the year where there is no snow, you can enjoy hiking or simply, breath the fresh mountain air. The tracks are not long but they are well kept and skii elevators are usualy running regulary from 9am to 4pm. There are several types of...

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  • Basketball

    Zagreb Sports & Outdoors

    That day in the early morning I was still sleeping when my wife came all in panic to wake me up shouting, "Mali died in a car crash in Germany". In my home, as well as in most other Croatian homes, "Mali" was a nickname for Dražen Petroviæ Petro, the best European basketball player of all times. In croatia, Mali is usual endeared name for somebody...

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  • Water sports

    Zagreb Sports & Outdoors

    Now, this is why the town of Zagreb is unique place among the other capital towns in Europe. Just about 10 minutes walking from the heart of the city, there is a huge sports centre with a lot of different facilities. Men, you can swim in the swiming pool and watching the nearby cathedral, you can play tennis in the center of the town and yet enjoy...

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  • Handball

    Zagreb Sports & Outdoors

    Trg bana Jelacica (the Main City Square) is probably the most pieceful part of the town, not necceserelly always..... This is another aspect of the square, unfortunatelly the pictures are taken by classical camera.

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  • The stadium in Split.

    The football stadium in Split is a very impressive one.It has a fantastic mountain backdrop aswell.If you go there and speak to the guys at the stadium it is usually no problem to be let in for a look around.

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  • Croatian football.

    If you get the chance you should go and see the croatian national football team play.They have a pretty strong side and the followers are an interesting bunch.Especially the female fans.Most national games are played in Zagreb, but sometimes they are in Split aswell.

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  • Advanced sailing course in Croatia

    Recently I went to sailing school on Murter in a small village Jezera. For those who don't know, it is a small island connected with bridge in the middle of Croatian coast. I really had a great time, people who were with me learning how to sail were great, mostly Croatian people but I met people from all over the Europe. Sailing school A.N.A has...

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  • Adriatic aquatics

    You'll find beautiful deserted beaches with the clearest of clear water along the Adriatic coast(photos 1) and others that are just concrete shelving like this one (photo 2) by the old harbour in Dubrovnik. With over 1700 kilometres of coastline stretching out around the mainland's deep bays and inlets and over 1000 islands of all shapes and sizes...

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  • Croatia water pool team GOLD MEDAL 2007

    Croatia wins water polo gold medal in world championship MELBOURNE 2007., with a perfect score of six consecutive wins. The world’s best Water Polo Players are: Josip PAVIC , Damir BURIC , Andro BUSLJE , Zdeslav VRDOLJAK, Aljosa KUNAC, Pavo MARKOVIC , Mile SMODLAKA, Teo DOGAS , Maro JOKOVIC, Samir BARAC , Igor HINIC, Miho BOSKOVIC and Frano VICAN....

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  • BLANKA VLASIC high-jumper

    Blanka Vlasic, high-jumper, with her record jump of 2.07 (the second best in history, 2007), was Junior World Champion twice (Santiago, Chile, in 2000; Kingston, Jamaica, in 2002), and champion of XIVth Mediterranean Games in Tunisia, 2001. In 2007 she won the gold medal in Japan at the World Championship in Athletics, Osaka 2007. This is the first...

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  • DAVIS CUP 2005 Winner!

    Croatian team won the 2005 Davis Cup in the final match with Slovakia in Bratislava. This is one of the greatest achievements in the history of Croatian sport. Members of the team wereIvan Ljubicic, Mario Ancic, Ivan Karlovic, and Goran Ivanisevic. Nikola Pilic, leader of the team, thus became the first captain in the history of Davis cup to win...

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  • Xtra Small Swimming Pool

    When I saw the small boat for the Kornati Islands daytrip I though the man of the tickets was cheating when he promised me "swimming pool on board". BUT he was true, there was a swimming pool inside the little boat, the smallest I had ever seen, filled daily with sea water, but used only for the small kids (a great relief for their parents!).

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  • Transparent waters

    Croatia has some of the PUREST WATERS of the Mediterranean, and those around Kornati islands maybe the purest of all, being the area a preserved Natural park. If you take a boat daytrip to the islands from Zadar, you will have the opportunity to jump from the boat to the transparent waters in a swimming stop the boat makes after lunch.

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  • Boat daytrips to the islands

    In many coastal areas, such as Zadar, Split or Dubrovnik, there are daytrips by boat to visit some of the 1000 islands along the coast. These are places you can hardly go on your own transport, as they are natural parks and so. I took a daytrip to KORNATI islands while I was in Zadar and it turned out to be a nice way to spend a day. I susually...

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  • Horse Racing

    A hot bank holiday, a race meeting at the Zagreb Hippodrome, and what do you have..... Utter Chaos.The shabby stadium looked about ready to cater for 200-500 people. On this day, over 3000 were present. Each race was an hour late as the 4 cashiers could not take the bets in time. And for the thirsty masses, 2 beer pumps. After 3 hours, 5 beers and...

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  • Basketball

    For me, the first thought about Croatia always been the basketball, even when I was younger and it was Yugoslavia we always knew that the legendary teams from Zagreb, Split & Zadar are Croatian teams.

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  • WINDSURFING! KITESURFING!

    Adriatic has some truly great spots for Windsurfing, Kitesurfing and what's the newest water gliding invention? Those people are very creative! Famous location is Bol - island Brac. Well ... if you love crowds, loud music, steep prices, you sure will love this place.And in case the wind is not right for windsurfing some day (notice the word Wind in...

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  • Rafting on Cetina river

    Cetina river is running through beautiful landscape, guarded by rocky mountains but softly nested in luscious green foliage. The lower part of the stream, below Electric Plant Kraljevac Zadvarje is just perfect for rafting - the flow is almost completely controlled by plant's turbines, there's just enough speed, turns and small waterfalls to make...

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  • Football fever

    Like most of the world, Croatians are football crazy. They also follow basketball pretty fervently (ever since the late, great Drazen Petrovic made a big splash in the NBA) and, believe it or not, they like kickboxing too, since they have one of the world's best in Mirko Filipovic. But soccer is still the king. Split's team, Hajduk, has been around...

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  • Stairs, stairs, more stairs in Stari...

    If you lack excercise while you are visiting Dubrovnik, you should try the stairs in the Old City. One lane you go up the stairs and down on the other..... then the next one.....You'll get to see how the people live within the walls! Climb & enjoy the views! Comfortable shoes and lots of water!

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  • First lessons of windsurfing

    I tried windsurfing for the first time (lucky not to be 100yo yet) and except backpains especially in the first day it was WONDERFUL! First day I spent most of the time in... water :-( trying to put a sail out of the water again and again. But on 4th and last :-( day I could really windsurf - FANTASTIC!!! Better later then never :-)

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  • Swiming in the Adriatic, the most...

    There are a great number of such breathtaking beaches all along the Adriatic cosat. This one is in the vicinity of Brela, a popular tourist resort in the Middle Dalmatia, approx. 50 km south of the town of Split. Swiming costume during the day, no costume for a night bathing.

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  • Coccoball

    If you've never heard of Coccoball, that's because this is a recent Croatian invention, becoming more and more popular especially along the coast during the summer. Coccoball has been invented three years ago in south-Croatian town of Ploce, although its author says that the idea can be traced in the jungle forest of West Africa. This sport...

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  • What you want and what you like

    If you like dive Adriatic sea is paradise for diver. But if you prefer mountein there are one for climbing.

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  • Croatia - soccer national team

    Croatia has a national team, which played the first match against USA in October, 1990. In just eight years, Croatia grew up into one of the world's football forces. National team's reputation was built in EURO '96 qualifying group with beating Italy, then by good presentation in England '96, but most of all, by amazing success on the World...

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  • Diving in Croatia - Biograd na Maru

    There are lots of dive operators in Croatia which seems to be the main area of diving in Europe. There are lots of wrecks and plenty of sea life to see. The water visibilty varies with the region of the coast - generally getting clearer the further south you wander. I did my open water certification dive with the good people at Bougainville Diving...

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  • Goran Ivanisevic

    Goran Ivanisevic - Wimbledon Champion2001. Ivanisevic and those fans, plus scores of thousands more besides, were dancing again when another title came home to Split. The whole country, it seemed, came to a standstill and 150,000 were on the streets to greet him and to party with him. Goran Ivanisevic, Wimbledon champion, was home. 'Thank you for...

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  • Janica Kostelic

    Janica Kostelic Wins Four Medals at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. 20-year-old 2001 overall World Cup champion Janica Kostelic won her first Olympic gold in women’s combined run in Snowbasin. The next three medals – two gold and one silver – followed in a row: gold medal for slalom, silver for super-g, gold for giant slalom. TV Channel...

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  • A Wonderful Welcome for Croatia’s Snow...

    Zagreb, February 25, 2002 - Approximately 200.000 people gathered at the Zagreb’s main square on Monday, February 25, the day of the Croatian national team’s arrival from Salt Lake City.Janica came at 1 pm local time to Zagreb’s main square in a carriage and found a magnificent atmosphere at the Croatia’s capital main square in her honor. By...

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  • Davor Suker

    CROATIAN PRIDE!CROATIAN NATIONAL TEAM!FRANCE 98, THIRD PLACE!!!Croatia's Davor Suker wins the arguably most prestigious of the FIFA awards, the Golden Shoe. He scored a goal in six of Croatia's seven matches, thus beating Gabriel Batistuta (ARG) and Christian Vieri (ITA) who scored five goals each. Only against Argentina, Šuker who is on the books...

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  • Windsurfing for almost everybody :-)

    .If : - you are 3-100 years old :-),- you are not afraid of water and speed,- you can swim,- you don't have backpains hehe,- your accompying wife/husband/parents accept itTRY WINDSURFING in the Adriatic Sea.. You can rent everything: board, uniform and life-jacket (it's always orange or red - your body to be better seen hehe).

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  • TRY WINDSURFING it's a big fun!

    .Surfing was first mentioned by captain James Cook who described Hawaians (is it correct in English? he?) surfing in the ocean in 1778.Who added a sail and started windsurf? Hmm... it's not sure. The patent for a windsurf board was given to the two Americans in 1968:- Jim Drake sailer and... airplane constructor,- Houle Schweizer surfer, skiier...

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  • Almost OK :-)))

    .It's even twice cheaper to take windsurfing lessons out of the season although water in May was cold but I didn't felt it busy trying to put my sail again and again from water and to stand on the board longer and longer hehe..

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  • Winsurfing in the Adriatic Sea

    .Croatia is ideal place (high wind area and silent sea :-) for windsurfing. It offers numerous (and relatively cheap) schools of windsurfing with instructors speaking usually English and/or German.. You can rent everything: board, uniform and life-jacket hehe.

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  • Soccer (Futbol) is huge here!

    I was in Croatia when their national team was in the World Cup, and boy, they really love that sport. Crowds of people were allowed to loiter in department and electronic stores to watch the games on the big screen TVs. People stopping you on the street to yell at you because you didn't have the colors of Hvarstka (Croatia) on you. Bring some beer...

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