Awards of Olympic Committee of Serbia
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Awards of Olympic Committee of Serbia are proclaimed since 1994, at the end of each calendar year, to the most successful athletes. From 1994 to 2003 name was FR Yugoslavia and from 2003 to 2006 Serbia and Montenegro. Initially declared sportswoman and sportsman, and later introduced the award for best the women's team, the men's team, coach and young sportsperson. The competition includes results from current Olympic sports, also and from Chess Olympiad.
Criteria for Awards
Awards are given to the athletes and teams according to their results in Olympic sports, Paralympic sports and from Chess Olympiad. The most valuable results are those accomplished in these competitions (in this order):
The award for most successful coach can be awarded to a coach who was a member of one of the Serbian national teams which achieved the most valuable sporting result according to listed criteria.
If two sportspersons have identical results, the award will go to athletes from individual sports instead of team sports. An exception can be made if an athlete from a team sport won a MVP award at the Olympic Games, World Championship or European Championship. Also, the worldwide popularity of their sports can be taken into account, as well as the maximum number of athletes from an individual nation that can participate in competitions.
If there are no exceptional results in given year, the award will not be presented.
Sportswoman of The Year
This award is proclaimed since the introduction of awards in 1994. So far it was awarded to 12 different athletes from 9 sports.
Sportsman of The Year
This award is proclaimed since the introduction of awards in 1994. So far it was awarded to 13 different athletes from 8 sports.
Young Athlete of The Year
This award is introduced in 2010. So far it was awarded to 6 different athletes from 6 sports.
|Year||Sportsman of The Year||Sport|
|2012||Dušan Mandić||Water polo|
|2016||Nikola Jakšić||Water polo|
Women's Team of The Year
This award is introduced in 1995. It was awarded to 10 different teams from 7 different sports.
|Year||Women's Team of The Year||Sport|
|1995||National shooting team||Shooting|
|1996||Karate club Soko Štark||Karate|
|1997||Karate club Knjaz Miloš||Karate|
|1999||National chess team||Chess|
|2001||National handball team||Handball|
|2005||National junior basketball team||Basketball|
|2006||National volleyball team||Volleyball|
|2007||National volleyball team (2)||Volleyball|
|2008||National volleyball team (3)||Volleyball|
|2009||National volleyball team (4)||Volleyball|
|2010||National volleyball team (5)||Volleyball|
|2011||National volleyball team (6)||Volleyball|
|2012||Fed cup team||Tennis|
|2013||National handball team (2)||Handball|
|2015||National basketball team||Basketball|
|2016||National volleyball team (7)||Volleyball|
Men's Team of The Year
This award is introduced in 1995. It was awarded to 4 different teams from 4 different sports.
Coach of The Year
This award is introduced in 2009. It was awarded to 6 different coaches from 5 different sports.
|Year||Coach of The Year||Sport|
|2009||Dejan Udovičić||Water polo|
|2011||Marián Vajda (2)||Tennis|
|2015||Dejan Savić||Water polo|
|2016||Dejan Savić (2)||Water polo|