|Secretary General||Josip Čop|
The Croatian Olympic Committee (Croatian : Hrvatski olimpijski odbor (HOO)) is the non-profit organization representing Croatian athletes in the International Olympic Committee. The COC organizes Croatia's representatives at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. It also organizes the Croatian contingent at smaller events such as the Mediterranean Games.
Members of the committee are 44 sports federations, which elect the Executive Council composed of the president and 15 members.
In 2006, the COC organized the first Croatian World Games in Zadar. These games gather various groups of diaspora Croats against contingents from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Croatian Olympic Committee was founded on 10 September 1991 in Zagreb. IOC was temporally recognised Committee on 17 January 1992, which was entered way to Croatian athletes in the international olympic family. They are participate first time in Winter Olympics in Albertville and Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona. Full recognised by the IOC was on 24 September 1993.
The 2016-2020 committee of the HOO is represented by:
The Croatian National Federations are the organizations that coordinate all aspects of their individual sports. They are responsible for training, competition and development of their sports. There are currently 37 Olympic Summer and 7 Winter Sport Federations in Croatia.
|National Federation||Summer or Winter||Headquarters|
|Croatian Archery Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Athletics Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Badminton Association||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Baseball Association||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Basketball Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Biathlon Federation||Winter||Zagreb|
|Croatian Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation||Winter||Split|
|Croatian Boxing Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Canoe Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Curling Federation||Winter||Zagreb|
|Croatian Cycling Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Diving Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Equestrian Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Fencing Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Football Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Gymnastics Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Golf Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Handball Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Hockey Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Ice Hockey Association||Winter||Zagreb|
|Croatian Judo Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Karate Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Long Distance Swimming Federation||Summer||Stari Grad|
|Croatian Luge Federation||Winter||Split|
|Croatian Modern Pentathlon Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Mountaineering Association||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Roller Skating Association||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Rowing Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Rugby Union||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Sailing Federation||Summer||Split|
|Croatian Shooting Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Skating Federation||Winter||Zagreb|
|Croatian Ski Association||Winter||Zagreb|
|Croatian Softball Association||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Swimming Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Synchronized Swimming Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Table Tennis Association||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Taekwondo Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Tennis Association||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Triathlon Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Volleyball Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Water Polo Federation||Summer||Zagreb|
|Croatian Weightlifting Federation||Summer||Split|
|Croatian Wrestling Association||Summer||Zagreb|
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