Dražen Petrović Award


The Drazen Petrovic Award is awarded to talented young athletes and teams (both men's and women's) for outstanding sporting results and sports development. Named after Drazen Petrovic, one of the world's best basketball players and three-time Olympic medallists (1984 Los Angeles, 1988 Seoul and 1992 Barcelona), who was killed in a traffic accident, was founded by the decision of the Croatian Olympic Committee Council on 9 September 2006.

 
The Drazen Petrovic Award is awarded to talented young athletes and teams (both men's and women's) for outstanding sporting results and sports development. Named after Drazen Petrovic, one of the world’s best basketball players and three-time Olympic medallists (1984 Los Angeles, 1988 Seoul and 1992 Barcelona), who was killed in a traffic accident, was founded by the decision of the Croatian Olympic Committee Council on 9 September 2006. It was first awarded on the occasion of the COC foundation anniversary in September 2007. The award consists of a diploma with an effigy of Drazen Petrovic, a money award and a gift. A Selection Committee made up by representatives of the COC Council, Croatian Sports Journalists Association and Croatian Olympians Club decides on the Award recipients.

 

Zagreb, 9 September 2002 - During the ceremony held at the Dražen Petrović Museum and Memorial Center in Zagreb, the Croatian Olympic Committee (NOC of Croatia) awarded the most successful athletes under 20 years of age for the 16th time and declared the Greatest Sports Hopes (under 16 years of age), and in the main selection - laureates of the Croatian Olympic Committee’s Dražen Petrović Award 2022 in singles’ competition are Zrinka Ljutić (Skiing) and Mili Poljičak (Tennis).

Zagreb, 10 September 2020 - As every year, on the anniversary of the founding of the Croatian Olympic Committee (10 September 1991), the umbrella sports association celebrates the Croatian Olympic Day and traditionally presents the award Dražen Petrović to the most successful young male and female athletes under the age of 20 and to the greatest sports hopes (up to 16 years). Their results were valorized from 1 September 2019 to 1 September 2020, the period consisting of exactly half a year of uninterrupted sports competitions.

Zagreb, September 2, 2016 – The Committee, consisting of representatives of the Croatian Olympic Committee, Croatian Sports Journalists Association and Croatian Olympians Club, decided at today's session that Brigita Matić and Istok Rodeš are among the winners of the award "Dražen Petrović" for 2016.