Nikola Janović (born 22 March 1980 in Kotor) is a Montenegrin water polo player and the current Minister of Sports of Montenegro.[1] He was a member of the Montenegro men's national water polo team at the 2008 Summer Olympics. The team reached the semi-finals, where they were defeated by Hungary and met Serbia in the bronze medal match.[2] Is the current minister of Sports.

Nikola Janović
Medal record
Men's Water polo
Representing  Serbia and Montenegro
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2005 Montreal
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2001 Budapest
Representing  Montenegro
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 2013 Barcelona
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2008 Málaga
Silver medal – second place 2012 Eindhoven
Silver medal – second place 2016 Belgrade

Since summer 2011, Janović has been playing for VK Jug from Dubrovnik.[3] He is the elder brother of Mlađan Janović.

In 2012, he was part of the Montenegrin water polo team that once again reached the semi finals of the Olympic men's water polo competition.


Janović played for VK Primorac (1994–1998), VK Crvena Zvezda (1998–2000), VK Bečej (2000–2001), VK Primorac (2001–2004), PVK Jadran (2004–2006), CN Posillipo (2006–2009), PVK Jadran (2009–2011) and VK Jug (2011–present).


  1. ^ "Nikola Janović new minister of sport". Montenegro. 2016-11-12. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
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  3. ^ VATERPOLO: Nikola Janović ide u Jug;MTS Mondo, 28 May 2011
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Veljko Uskoković
Montenegro captain
Succeeded by
Draško Brguljan
Preceded by
Bojana Popović and
Katarina Bulatović
Montenegrin Sportsperson of the Year
Succeeded by
Katarina Bulatović and
Mlađan Janović