Branimir completes 100 kilometer Sava ride Branimir Kvartuč, a 2-time cancer survivor, will paddle across the Adriatic Sea on June 26th in an effort to raise $50,000 for a PET/CT scanner for the Dubrovnik hospital: the same machine that saved his life. Kvartuč will depart Venice, Italy on his 130 kilometer trek that will ultimately finish on Croatian soil in Pula. When … [Read more...] about CSR INSPIRATION TO CROSS ADRIATIC
Tony Madunić, reporting for CSR from Whistler, Canada The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games run from Feb 12-28th and Team Croatia arrived to the mountain resort town of Whistler, which is two hours north of Vancouver, earlier in the week. Via connections with the Vancouver Croatian Centre, 45 local Croats scored guest list spots to the “official welcome ceremony” … [Read more...] about WHISTLER B.C. WELCOMES THE CROATIAN WINTER OLYMPIC TEAM
Only hours before the 2010 Olympic Winter games officially opened, 21 year-old Georgian luge rider Nodar Kumaritashvili violently crashed into a wall during a training run causing him to go airborne and fly into a steel support. He was given CPR immediately but was pronounced dead only moments later. The luge/bobsled course in Whistler, Canada is said to be the fastest ever … [Read more...] about OLYMPIC GAMES GET OFF TO SOMBER START
There's not much to say. Croatia lost the Handball World Championship. At home. In their own capital. In front of 16,000 screaming Croatians fans. Croatia is in a state of mourning after the 24-19 loss to France. The pictures speak for themselves. But you have to give it up to the 'cheesy, wine-makers' of France. It's hard to … [Read more...] about COWBOYS FALL SHORT IN ZAGREB
If you haven't been following the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship, let me catch you up quickly. Croatia is hosting the 21st edition of the tournament in 7 cities: Split, Zadar, Zagreb, Osijek, Varaždin, Pula and Poreč. Millions of dollars were invested into building brand-new stadiums for the event and it has been nothing short of spectacular thus … [Read more...] about CROATIA GO FOR GOLD IN HANDBALL
It is now official! Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipović is heading back to Japan! Not to PRIDE and not to K-1; but he will be joining the new MMA league called 'DREAM'. His first fight will be on the upcoming March 15th card versus a yet-to-be-named fighter in Saitama, Japan. Here is the preliminary DREAM post. Was this a good career move or a 'cop-out' on Cro-Cop's part? You … [Read more...] about CRO-COP IS LIVING THE ‘DREAM’
In non-related soccer news but very important Croatian sports news, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović announced earlier this week that he will be traveling to Japan to make a very important announcement regarding his future in fighting. In his personal blog 'Cro Cop' writes, "I’m off to Tokyo! A big announcement will come straight from Japan tomorrow (February 13).When the … [Read more...] about CRO-COP HEADS TO JAPAN FOR IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!