Croatian World Games

The Croatian World Games (Croatian: Hrvatske svjetske igre) are an Olympics-style competition pitting autochthonous Croat communities in Croatia and neighbouring nations against each other and Croatian diaspora communities. The event is organized by the Croatian Olympic Committee and the Croatian World Congress.

The first and the second Games were held in Zadar in 2006 and 2010,[1] and the third Games were held in Zagreb in 2014.[2] In the 2010 Games, there were 2,500 participants from 24 countries, competing in 12 events.[1]

Sports in the Croatian World Games

  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Boxing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Judo
  • Shooting
  • Swimming
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling

2006 results

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1Croatia21202869
2United States of America149124
3Bosnia and Herzegovina49316
4Croatian World Games Team4059
5France1618
6Ecuador1113
7South Africa1113
8Canada1113
9Venezuela1113
10Australia1113
11Switzerland0213
12Serbia1012
13Spain1012
14Romania0101
15Italy0011
16Slovenia0011
17Sweden0011

References

  1. 1 2 "Hrvatske svjetske igre - jedno srce, pet kontinenata". Zadarski list (in Croatian). 28 July 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  2. "Grad će 'okupirati' 750 sportaša, Hrvata iz svijeta". Večernji list (in Croatian). 21 July 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
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