Croatian Olympic Committee’s special recognition for 2004 awarded to the sports journalist Boris Mutić, for journalistic contribution to the promotion of sports values
Boris Mutić, sports reporter
He was born on October 31st, 1939 in Karlovac. He finished the School for teachers in Zagreb and graduated from the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, in the first generation of students at the Faculty of Physical Education. He started dealing with journalism during the last year of study in 1964 after almost accidental meeting with the then editor-in-chief of the Zagreb Television Marko Vojković and invitation to fill-in the Sports Department team. Since 1966, he worked as professional journalist, and from 1976 to 1986 as editor of the Sports Department. Along with Žarko Susić and Mladen Delić, he was reporting from 13 Olympic Games, six Summer and seven Winter, six World Football Championships, from Germany 1974 to the United States 1994, eight World Championships in Gymnastics and Skiing, and from twenty-odd European Championships in various sports. As an athlete, he was playing basketball in Zagreb’s Industromontaža, dealt with athletics as a member of the Athletic Club "Dinamo" in the disciplines of high jump and triple jump. He was presented the Award for Television Journalism in 1996, the annual award "Milan Milanović" and the Golden Pen awarded by the Croatian Journalists Association in 1997 for broadcasting the Olympic Games in Atlanta.