The event “Croatia Inspiring Champions” held at EXPO 2020

Multi-sport outdoor challenge with legends of Croatian sports

As part of Croatia’s presentation at the World Exposition in Dubai, the interactive event entitled “Croatia Inspiring Champions” was held. With the aim of promoting the Republic of Croatia as a country of sports and as a small country of great global success, this event was attended by the Croatian laureates of major world sports competitions – Martin and Valent Sinković, Sandra Perković, Blanka Vlašić, Mirza Džomba, Stipe Pletikosa, and Gordan Giriček. The athletes have opened the EXPO Sustainability Portal, and participated in a series of outdoor sports events together with the visitors at the site of the SPORTS, FITNESS & WELLBEING HUB.

Sandra Perković is a two-time Olympic champion, two-time world champion, and five-time European champion in discus throw, who stated the following on this occasion: “I am extremely honoured to have been invited, and it is my great honour to represent my home country at EXPO2020 Dubai as a professional athlete. This is a marvellous opportunity to show the world who we are and that we Croats are born winners, not only in sports, but also in other fields we engage in. Here we have the sports legends, but Croatia has many more other legends. Furthermore, I would like to use this opportunity to wish luck to our Olympic athletes, who will soon represent the colours of our home country at the Winter Olympic Games.”

“I feel special when representing my country at such a large-scale event, particularly because I am an active athlete. Fortunately, there are no competitions at the moment, so we managed to arrive in Dubai and present Croatia to everybody as the best country in the world. We all know it is, and now everybody who were here know it, too.” Marin Sinković asserted.

This fantastic meeting with the champions and sports legends was attended by guests from around the world, regardless of age. They tried their hand at sports activities with our famous legends, and alongside the official T-shirts from the event, they also took home unforgettable memories.

Title sponsor, #HEP, as a great friend of sports, is a years-long supporter of Croatian sports and its athletes as the best promoters of Croatia in the world. We stand together at EXPO 2020 Dubai! HEP – more than Electricity!

Photo credits: Marko Zirdum

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