Croatia

Overview

NOCHrvatski olimpijski odbor
Flagbearers34

Participants

Olympic Games 439
Youth Olympic Games 74

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 made its Olympic début at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville and has since competed at every Winter Olympics. Croatia first competed at Barcelona in 1992 where it’s best finish was the silver medal its basketball team won, losing only to the “Dream Team”. Through 2016, Croatian athletes have won 44 Olympic medals, including 15 golds. Of these 33 medals were won in the Summer Olympics, with eleven golds, and 11 in the Winter Olympics, with four golds. The Croatian with the most Olympic medals and gold medals is alpine skier Janica Kostelić, with six medals and four golds from 1998-2006.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 36 3 39 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 75 9 84 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 63 25 88 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 8 5 13 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 66 15 81 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 16 7 23 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 80 19 99 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 15 10 25 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 12 7 19 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 64 43 107 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 4 8 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 14 10 24 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 7 4 11 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 66 19 85 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 3 7 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 12 6 18 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 4 10 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 16 9 25 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 2 2 4 Results
Athletics 22 14 36 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 38 12 50 Results
Biathlon 2 2 4 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 14 0 14 Results
Boxing 7 0 7 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 5 0 5 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 7 0 7 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 8 4 12 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 4 0 4 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 2 3 Results
Luge 0 1 1 Results
Rowing 30 0 30 Results
Sailing 20 4 24 Results
Shooting 7 9 16 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 1 0 1 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 0 1 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 22 12 34 Results
Table Tennis 5 6 11 Results
Taekwondo 1 5 6 Results
Tennis 10 6 16 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 11 11 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 44 0 44 Results
Weightlifting 2 0 2 Results
Wrestling 4 0 4 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 3 4 Results
Badminton 0 1 1 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 2 3 Results
Luge 0 2 2 Results
Rowing 4 2 6 Results
Sailing 1 1 2 Results
Shooting 2 3 5 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 1 1 2 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 5 2 7 Results
Table Tennis 2 2 4 Results
Taekwondo 0 3 3 Results
Tennis 2 0 2 Results
Triathlon 0 1 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 3 2 10
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
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
Handball 2 0 1 3
Shooting 2 0 1 3
Rowing 1 3 1 5
Water Polo 1 2 0 3
Sailing 1 1 0 2
Weightlifting 1 0 1 2
Artistic Gymnastics 0 1 0 1
Basketball 0 1 0 1
Swimming 0 1 0 1
Taekwondo 0 0 3 3
Tennis 0 0 3 3
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 1 2
Taekwondo 1 0 0 1
Boxing 0 1 1 2
3x3 Basketball 0 1 0 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Janica Kostelić CRO 4 2 0 6
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
Martin Sinković CRO 1 1 0 2
Valent Sinković 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
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
Barbara Matić CRO 0 0 2 2

IOC Members

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