Croatia (CRO)

Overview

NOCHrvatski olimpijski odbor
Flagbearers42

Participants

Olympic Games 478
Youth Olympic Games 111
Other competitors with CRO nationality 571

Description

Until the Yugoslavian civil war of 1991 Croatia had never competed at the Olympics as an independent nation. However, prior to 1991, many top Yugoslavian athletes were from Croatia, including several of the top Yugoslavian basketball players. The National Olympic Committee of Croatia was formed in 1991 and provisionally recognized by the Executive Board of the IOC on 17 January 1992. International Olympic Committee (IOC) granted full recognition at the IOC session in Monte Carlo on 24 September 1993. Croatia first competed at the Olympic Games at Barcelona 1992, where it’s best finish was the silver medal its basketball team won, losing only to the “Dream Team”. Through 2022, Croatian athletes have won 52 Olympic medals, including 18 golds. Of these, 41 medals were won at the Summer Olympics, with 14 golds.

At the Summer Olympics, the medal table is led by brothers Martin and Valent Sinković who, together, won silver in 2012, and gold in 2016 and 2020, always competing in different rowing classes. Two other Croatians have also won three medals: handballer Venio Losert won gold in 1996 and 2000, and bronze in 2012; and rower Damir Martin won silver with the Sinković brothers in 2012, and silver and bronze in the single sculls event in 2016 and 2020, respectively.

Croatia made its Olympic début at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville and has since competed at every Olympic Winter Games. Their athletes have appeared in nine disciplines – Alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, figure skating, luge, short-track speed skating, skeleton, and snowboarding.

Croatia has won 11 Winter Olympic medals, with four golds. All the gold medals, and six medals overall, have been won by Alpine skier Janica Kostelić, who is the most successful Croatian Olympian, Winter or Summer. Her brother, Ivica Kostelić, contributed four silver medals in Alpine skiing, giving the Kostelić family 10 of Croatia’s 11 Winter Olympic medals. The other was a bronze medal won by Jakov Fak in the 2010 biathlon 10-kilometre event.

Participations by edition

Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
1992 Summer Olympics Croatia 36 3 39 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Croatia 3 1 4 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Croatia 3 0 3 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Croatia 75 9 84 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Croatia 4 2 6 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Croatia 63 25 88 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Croatia 8 5 13 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Croatia 66 15 81 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Croatia 16 7 23 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Croatia 80 19 99 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Croatia 12 7 19 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Croatia 64 43 107 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Croatia 7 4 11 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Croatia 66 19 85 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Croatia 12 6 18 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Croatia 40 20 60 Results
2022 Winter Olympics Croatia 4 7 11 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Croatia 15 10 25 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Croatia 4 5 9 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Croatia 14 10 24 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Croatia 4 3 7 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Croatia 15 21 36 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Croatia 6 4 10 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 16 10 26 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 3 2 5 Results
Athletics 22 17 39 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 38 12 50 Results
Biathlon 2 2 4 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 14 0 14 Results
Boxing 8 1 9 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 6 0 6 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 7 2 9 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 9 5 14 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 5 0 5 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 0 1 1 Results
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) 1 0 1 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 1 0 1 Results
Fencing 1 0 1 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 1 3 4 Results
Handball 49 14 63 Results
Judo 1 4 5 Results
Karate 1 0 1 Results
Luge 0 1 1 Results
Marathon Swimming (Aquatics) 0 1 1 Results
Rowing 30 0 30 Results
Sailing 21 5 26 Results
Shooting 8 9 17 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 0 1 1 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 1 0 1 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 0 2 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 23 12 35 Results
Table Tennis 7 6 13 Results
Taekwondo 3 7 10 Results
Tennis 12 8 20 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 11 11 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 49 0 49 Results
Weightlifting 2 0 2 Results
Wrestling 5 0 5 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 1 0 1 Results
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 4 0 4 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 3 2 5 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 2 0 2 Results
Athletics 1 4 5 Results
Badminton 0 1 1 Results
Beach Handball 9 9 18 Results
Biathlon 3 2 5 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 1 1 2 Results
Boxing 3 0 3 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 1 0 1 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 3 4 7 Results
Fencing 1 0 1 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 1 0 1 Results
Judo 1 3 4 Results
Luge 0 2 2 Results
Rowing 6 4 10 Results
Sailing 2 2 4 Results
Shooting 2 4 6 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 1 1 2 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 1 1 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 7 4 11 Results
Table Tennis 2 3 5 Results
Taekwondo 1 5 6 Results
Tennis 2 0 2 Results
Triathlon 0 1 1 Results
Weightlifting 0 1 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 3 2 10
2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 3 2 8
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 1 2 6
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 1 1 5
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 1 0 4
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 2 5
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 0 3
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 1 1 3
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 0 2
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 3 5
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 1 3
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 2 3
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 2 3
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Alpine Skiing 4 6 0 10
Athletics 3 1 1 5
Rowing 2 3 2 7
Handball 2 0 1 3
Shooting 2 0 1 3
Sailing 1 2 0 3
Water Polo 1 2 0 3
Tennis 1 1 3 5
Taekwondo 1 0 4 5
Weightlifting 1 0 1 2
Artistic Gymnastics 0 2 0 2
Basketball 0 1 0 1
Swimming 0 1 0 1
Biathlon 0 0 1 1
Boxing 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Swimming 2 0 0 2
Judo 1 0 2 3
Taekwondo 1 0 1 2
Boxing 0 1 1 2
3x3 Basketball 0 1 0 1
Beach Handball 0 1 0 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Janica Kostelić CRO 4 2 0 6
Martin Sinković CRO 2 1 0 3
Valent Sinković CRO 2 1 0 3
Venio Losert CRO 2 0 1 3
Slavko Goluža CRO 2 0 0 2
Valter Matošević CRO 2 0 0 2
Sandra Perković CRO 2 0 0 2
Igor Hinić CRO 1 1 0 2
Damir Burić CRO 1 1 0 2
Maro Joković CRO 1 1 0 2
Josip Pavić CRO 1 1 0 2
Andro Bušlje CRO 1 1 0 2
Sandro Sukno CRO 1 1 0 2

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Brigita Matić CRO 1 0 1 2
Ana Viktorija Puljiz CRO 1 0 1 2
Ivan Capan CRO 1 0 0 1
Ivana Babić CRO 1 0 0 1
Nikola Obrovac CRO 1 0 0 1
Matej Buovac CRO 0 1 0 1
Tomislav Grubišić CRO 0 1 0 1
Stipe Krstanović CRO 0 1 0 1
Marko Ramljak CRO 0 1 0 1
Toni Filipi CRO 0 1 0 1
Rea Banić CRO 0 1 0 1
Mia Bošnjak CRO 0 1 0 1
Petra Lovrenčević CRO 0 1 0 1
Anja Lukšić CRO 0 1 0 1
Ana Malec CRO 0 1 0 1
Vanja Perenčević CRO 0 1 0 1
Saša Sladić CRO 0 1 0 1
Mia Tupek CRO 0 1 0 1
Nika Vojnović CRO 0 1 0 1

IOC Members

Antun Vrdoljak 1995—2012
Antun Vrdoljak 2012—
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović 2020—