Olympic Committee of Serbia
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|Secretary General||Đorđe Višacki|
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.
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 was recognized by IOC in 1920. 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. 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.
List of presidents
|Svetomir Đukić||1912 – 1948|
|Franjo Bučar||1920 – 1947|
|Stanko Bloudek||1948 – 1959|
|Boris Bakrač||1960 – 1986|
|Slobodan Filipović||1987 – 1995|
|Borislav Stanković||1988 – 2005|
|Nenad Lalović||2015 –|
The 2017-2020 committee of the OKS is represented by:
- President: Božidar Maljković
- IOC Member: Nenad Lalović
- Honorary IOC Member: Borislav Stanković
- President of Sports Commision of OKS: Ivan Miljković
- 10 Members from the Olympic Sports Federations: Mirko Nišković (president of Canoe Federation), Željko Trajković (president of Wrestling Federation), Veselin Jevrosimović (president of Athletics Federation), Zoran Gajić (president of Volleyball Federation), Predrag Danilović (president of Basketball Federation), Snežana Žugić (president of Diving Association), Nenad Petković (president of Shooting Federation), Iva Popović (president of Synchronized Swimming Federation), Milorad Krivokapić (president of Water Polo Federation), Vladeta Radivojević (president of Ski Association)
- 3 Members who chosed by the OKS: Žarko Zečević, Bogdan Obradović, Milica Mandić
- Member of Sports Federation of Serbia: Aleksandar Šoštar
The Serbian National Federations are the organizations that coordinate all aspects of their individual sports. They are responsible for training, competition and development of their sports. There are currently 35 Olympic Summer and 7 Winter Sport Federations in Serbia.
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.