Olympic Committee of Serbia

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Olympic Committee of Serbia
Olympic Committee of Serbia logo
Olympic Committee of Serbia logo
Country/Region  Serbia
Code SRB
Created 1910
Recognized 1912
Continental
Association
EOC
Headquarters Belgrade
President Vlade Divac
Secretary General Đorđe Višacki
Website www.oks.org.rs

Olympic Committee of Serbia (Serbian: Олимпијски комитет Србије / Olimpijski komitet Srbije) is the National Olympic Committee representing Serbia. It organizes the country's representatives at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games as well as at smaller events such as the Mediterranean Games.

History[edit]

The Monument of Svetomir Đukić, the founder of Olympic Committee of Serbia,in Valjevo

Serbian Olympic Club (Српски олимпијски клуб) was established on 23 February 1910. Major Svetomir Đukić is considered the founder of the Olympic movement in Serbia. In 1912 the Serbian Olympic Club has changed its name to the Olympic Committee of Serbia and that year it was recognized by the IOC. After Creation of Yugoslavia, Yugoslav Olympic Committee (Југословенски олимпијски комитет / Jugoslovenski olimpijski komitet) as created in Zagreb, Croatia in 1919, before moving to Belgrade in 1927. It continued membership of the Serbian Olympic Committee. After renaming the country FR Yugoslavia to Serbia and Montenegro, it changed its name to the Olympic Committee of Serbia and Montenegro (Олимпијски комитет Србије и Црне Горе). In 2006 Serbia became an independent country after Montenegrin independence referendum, and Olympic Committee of Serbia returns to its original name.[1] Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and Yugoslavia was two times submitted bids to host the Summer Olympic Games. They wanted to organize the 1992 Summer Olympics and 1996 Summer Olympics.

In 2014 the Serbia NOC endorsed Kosovo competitng in the Olympics as "we have to be part of the society" and wouldn't if it didn't according to President Vlade Divac. [2]

Awards[edit]

Decision by the Board, then the Yugoslav Olympic Committee, JOK since 1994. at the end of each calendar year proclaimed the most successful athletes. Initially declared sportswoman and sportsman, and later introduced the award for best the women's team, the men's team, coach, young sportperson and youth team. The competition includes results from current Olympic sports, also and from Chess Olympiad.[3]

Presidents[edit]

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External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] History of Olympic Committee of Serbia on official site (Serbian)
  2. ^ http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/12/09/olympics-kosovo-idINKBN0JN10S20141209
  3. ^ [2] Trophy of Olympic Committee of Serbia on official site