George Alessandro Laidlaw
The decision was unanimous. Ivano Balic, one of the world’s best handball players, will bear the Croatian flag at the opening go the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
A total of 91 Croatian sportsmen will participate at the Olympic Games in Beijing, and the whole delegation counts 173 people.
The number of people will equal the one presented in Sydney, but there is a possibility that the number of Croatian sportsmen rises above 100, which would be a great success.
- The criteria are known, and unlike four years ago, this time there are no strains or lobbying. Some other names have been mentioned, but the decision was unanimous – said the president of the Olympic Committee, Zlatko Mates.
They have also decided that it will be Tamara Boros to bear the flag at the closing, hence satisfying the equal sexual rights, which is part of the International Olympic Charter.
The elective group of the Olympic Committee has been summoned to a sitting which will take place on October 22. There they will shoes the new leadership and members.