Latest Croatia Olympic Team News

US draws Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico for World Cup qualifying

Aug. 31, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

USA Basketball will face Puerto Rico, Mexico and Cuba in the first round of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup. The Americans, who won a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Tokyo but finished only seventh at the most recent Basketball World Cup two years...

Olympic Latest: Bach declares Tokyo Olympics officially over

Aug. 08, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The Tokyo Olympics are officially over. IOC President Thomas Bach...

Filipovic, Serbia top Greece 13-10 for men's water polo gold

Aug. 08, 2021 06:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Filip Filipovic and Serbia draped the country's flag over one of the goals at Tatsumi Water Polo Centre. Then they huddled in the water and yelled “Serbia!” in celebration. They followed their winning formula all the way to the end — of an era. ...

Olympics Latest: World champ Dutch out in women's handball

Aug. 04, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ World champion the Netherlands is out of the women’s handball competition at the Tokyo...

Filipovic, Serbia beat Italy 10-6 in water polo quarters

Aug. 04, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Filip Filipovic pumped in a shot from the side, and then held his arm out and yelled. Dusan Mandic and Andrija Prlainovic each made a couple of big plays. It's beginning to look a lot like 2016. Filipovic and Serbia overpowered Italy...

Olympics Latest: Women's semifinals set in beach volleyball

Aug. 03, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The women’s semifinals are set in beach volleyball after a pair of upsets. ...

Croatia beats Serbia 14-12 in rematch of Rio final

Jul. 31, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Marko Bijac is playing in his second Olympics with Croatia's water polo team, so the goalkeeper wasn't about to make too much of the team's victory over Serbia. Or any part of group play, really. “We need to be focused on our game and...

'I feel so terrible': Djokovic's Golden Slam bid is over

Jul. 30, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — With his Golden Slam bid over for at least another three years, Novak Djokovic rested his head on Alexander Zverev’s shoulder as his German opponent and friend consoled him. “I told him that he’s the greatest of all time,” Zverev said. “I know...

Italy wins rematch with US in men's Olympic water polo

Jul. 29, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Francesco Di Fulvio and Italy won the 2019 world championship in men's water polo, establishing themselves as gold medal contenders for the Olympics. Then the coronavirus pandemic arrived. A year after the Games were supposed to occur, Di Fulvio sees a...

Croatian brothers take Olympic rowing gold in men's pair

Jul. 29, 2021 00:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Croatian brothers Martin and Valent Sinkovic had won their country's first Olympic rowing gold medal in men's double sculls in Rio de Janeiro when they figured, “Hey, let's try a new boat.” The sweep pair looked pretty good. Two oars instead of four,...