Olympic Committee of Serbia
The 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 Olympic Games and other multisport events.
Olympic Committee of Serbia logo
|Secretary General||Đorđe Višacki|
Members of the committee are 47 sports federations, which elect the Executive Council composed of the president and seventeen members.
Serbian Olympic Club (Serbian: Српски олимпијски клуб / Srpski olimpijski klub) was established on February 23, 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 / Olimpijski komitet Srbije i Crne Gore). 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 presidentsEdit
The 2017-2020 committee of the OCS is represented by:
- President: Božidar Maljković
- IOC Member: Nenad Lalović
- Honorary IOC Member: Borislav Stanković
- President of Sports Commission of OCS: Ivan Miljković
- 10 Members from the Olympic Sports Federations: Mirko Nišović (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 were chosen by the OCS: Žarko Zečević, Bogdan Obradović, Milica Mandić
- Member of Sports Association 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 and five another Sports Federations in Serbia.
Olympic Sport federationsEdit
|Coaches Association of Serbia||Belgrade|
|Olympians Association of Serbia||Belgrade|
|Paralympic Committee of Serbia||Belgrade|
|Sports Association of Serbia||Belgrade|
|Sports Medicine Association of Serbia||Belgrade|
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 sportsperson and youth team. The competition includes results from current Olympic sports, also and from Chess Olympiad.