Yugoslavia at the 1952 Summer Olympics
Athletes from the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 87 competitors, 77 men and 10 women, took part in 48 events in 11 sports. Yugoslavia had 13 male rowers participate in two out of seven rowing events in 1952. Men's coxless fourDuje Bonačić Velimir Valenta Mate Trojanović Petar ŠegvićMen's eightLadislav Matetić Branko Belačić Vladimir Horvat Vojko Šeravić Karlo Pavlenč Boris Beljak Stanko Despot Drago Husjak Zdenko Bego Six shooters represented Yugoslavia in 1952. 50 m pistolEdvard Delorenco Rudolf Vuk300 m rifle, three positionsJovan Kratohvil Stjepan Prauhardt50 m rifle, three positionsZlatko Mašek Nemanja Marković50 m rifle, proneNemanja Marković Zlatko Mašek Official Olympic Reports International Olympic Committee results database
Dražen "Praja" Dalipagić is a Yugoslav-Serbian retired professional basketball player and head coach. He was selected the best athlete of Yugoslavia in the year 1978, is one of the most decorated athletes in Yugoslavian history, he was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. Dalipagić was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 2004, into the FIBA Hall of Fame as a player, in 2007. In 2008, he was named one of the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors. During his professional playing career, he scored at least 50 points in a game 15 times, his single-game career scoring high was 70 points scored, achieved during an Italian League game, between Venezia and Virtus Bologna, on 25 January, 1987. He was nicknamed "The Sky Jumper". Dalipagić started playing basketball at the age of 19, one year he signed his first professional contract with Partizan, in 1971, he stayed in Partizan for eight seasons, until 1980. Over that time, he won the Mr. Europa European Player of the Year award twice, in 1977 and 1978, the European Player of the Year Euroscar award in 1980.
He was declared the best athlete of Yugoslavia in 1978. In the 1975–76 season, he led Partizan to the Yugoslav League title, to the European-wide 3rd-tier level FIBA Korać Cup title, in the 1977–78 season, he was a member of Partizan, at the time when they won the 1978–79 season Korać Cup title, but he was serving in the Yugoslav army at the time. In the 1980–81 season, he went abroad for the first time in his career. During that season, he played of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A league. After just one season with Venezia, he returned to his former club, for one season. In the following seasons, he played for numerous European teams, including Real Madrid, of the Spanish Primera División, during the 1982–83 season, in which he only played with the club in FIBA European Champions Cup games, he played with Reyer Venezia, Glaxo Verona of the Italian League. He finished his professional career after the 1990–91 season, in which he played with Partizan's arch-rivals, Crvena zvezda; as a Partizan Belgrade player, he scored 8,278 points, in 305 games played, for a scoring average of 27.1 points per game.
While playing in Italy, he scored 7,993 points in 241 games played, for a scoring average of 33.2 points per game. He led the Italian League in scoring average, in the 1987–88 season, with an average of 37.7 points per game. Dalipagić debuted for senior the Yugoslavian national basketball team, in 1973. In total, he played in 243 games with Yugoslavia's senior national team, between 1973 and 1986, scoring a total of 3,700 points, the most points scored by any player in the history of the Yugoslav national team, he won the gold medal at the 1978 FIBA World Championship, the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics. As a member of the Yugoslavian national team, he won three gold medals at the EuroBasket, his four medals won at the FIBA World Cup is tied for the all-time international basketball record. A three-time Olympian, Dalipagić was instrumental in the Yugoslavian team's capturing of the gold, at the 1980 Summer Olympics. Dalipagić finished high school at the Technical School in Mostar, graduated from the Teachers College in Belgrade.
He is married to former Yugoslav tennis player. They have two children and Davorin. Yugoslav First Federal Basketball League career stats leaders List of flag bearers for Yugoslavia at the Olympics Dražen Dalipagić at Basketball-Reference.com Dražen Dalipagić at the Basketball Hall of Fame Dražen Dalipagić at the FIBA Hall of Fame Dražen Dalipagić at the Interbasket.net Dražen Dalipagić FIBA Europe Profile Dražen Dalipagić Italian League Profile Euroleague.net 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors
Zoran "Moka" Slavnić is a Serbian retired professional basketball player and coach. He played for 10 senior seasons. One of the best European point guards of all time, he was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. With Crvena zvezda, he won two Yugoslav National Championships, three Yugoslav National Cups, one FIBA European Cup Winner's Cup, he won the Spanish League championship with Joventut Badalona. During his basketball career, he played for Crvena zvezda, Joventut Badalona, Šibenka, Partizan, his head coaches were Ranko Žeravica, Zdravko Kubat, Mirko Novosel. Slavnić was one of the rare players who won everything he could in a career with his national team: 3 EuroBaskets, the FIBA World Cup, Summer Olympics gold. Slavnic's biggest successes were achieved in a Red Star Belgrade jersey, as during the 1967–1977 period, he won two Yugoslavia League championships, three Yugoslavian Cups, the FIBA European Cup Winner's Cup. Together with Dragan Kapičić, Duci Simonović, Vladimir Cvetković, he was a member of one of greatest team in Red Star's history.
While playing for Joventut, he helped the Spanish side to win the country's Spanish League championship in 1978, for the second time in the club's history. After that, he came back to Yugoslav basketball, playing for Sibenka, after that, he played with Caserta in the Italian 2nd Division, he finished his playing career in that club, but after a short period in Red Star's biggest rivals, Partizan Belgrade. Together with legendary Yugoslav head coach, professor Aca Nikolić, he's the only person who both played and coached, Red Star and Partizan. Slavnić played in 179 games with the senior Yugoslavian national team, scored 1,465 points. He's one of the rare players with gold medals from the Summer Olympic Games, the FIBA World Cup, the FIBA EuroBasket, he won three EuroBasket titles, 1973 in Barcelona, 1975 in Belgrade, 1977 in Liege. He won the gold at the FIBA World Cup, in Manila in 1978, Olympic gold, in Moscow in 1980. Slavnić coached Šibenka, Partizan Belgrade, Malaga, Red Star Belgrade, Joventut Badalona, Brose Baskets Bamberg, Atlas.
Unanimously, the executive board of the Serbian Basketball Federation, decided on 29 May 2007, that Slavnić should be the head coach of the first senior national team of Serbia. After numerous "thanks, but no thanks" decisions of experienced players, who didn't want to participate at EuroBasket 2007, Slavnić selected Milan Gurović, Marko Jarić, Darko Miličić, nine debutantes, who became standard members of the senior Serbian national team. But, due to defeats to Russia, who went on to take the title Greece, who were the defending European champions, won in overtime, Israel, Serbia were eliminated in the first phase of the continental championship; the Serbian Basketball Federation decided on 26 September 2007. Together with his dribbling, Zoran Slavnić had three moves that were highlights of his career: 1975 - He scored over his own head against Spain, at the 1975 EuroBasket, in Belgrade, 1976 - He scored one second before the end of regulation against Italy, won the game that sent Yugoslavia to the semifinals of the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, in Montreal.
1977 - He passed the ball like volleyball players do, to Dragan Kićanović, while playing against the Soviet Union, in the finals of the 1977 EuroBasket, in Liege. The Spaniards called "The Eccentric Genius", due to his original style of play, his personal motto during his playing days was, "This is all just a game." 1991 - FIBA announced that Slavnić was among the 50 Greatest Players in FIBA History. 2007 - Serbian authorities announced that Slavnić was among those who would receive "national sports recognition for his contribution to the development and affirmation of sport." 2013 - FIBA inducted Slavnić into the FIBA Hall of Fame. It was announced that, together with his achievements as player, that he greatly contributed as a head coach, as he had trained numerous young players that went on to become stars; such as: Dražen Petrović, Saša Đorđević, Saša Obradović, Toni Kukoč, Dino Rađa. His son is Zvezdan Slavnić. KK Crvena zvezda accomplishments and records List of Red Star Belgrade basketball coaches Yugoslav First Federal Basketball League career stats leaders Slavnić selektor, objavio spisak.
Mihovil Nakić-Vojnović is a former Croatian basketball player. A 2.04 m tall small forward. Nakić spent most of his club career in Cibona, which he helped win back-to-back EuroLeague titles in 1985 and 1986, as well as the Saporta Cup in 1987, always supporting his great teammate, Dražen Petrović, he won the 1982 Saporta Cup with Cibona, in the pre-Drazen era. He was nominated for the EuroLeague's 50 Greatest Contributors list in 2008. With the senior Yugoslav national basketball team, Nakić won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympic Games, the bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympic games, he was a part of the Yugoslavian national team that won the bronze medal at the 1979 EuroBasket. After his playing career, Nakić became Cibona's sports director. Fiba.com profile - Mihovil Nakic EuroLeague's 50 Greatest Contributors Nominees
Andrija "Andro" Knego is a retired Croatian professional basketball player. During his club career, Knego was the FIBA Saporta Cup Finals Top Scorer, in 1982. Knego played with the senior Yugoslavian national basketball team at the 1976 Summer Olympics, the 1980 Summer Olympics, the 1984 Summer Olympics. FIBA Profile FIBA Europe Profile Italian League Profile Spanish League Profile
Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and 20 million within the metropolitan area. Moscow is one of Russia's federal cities. Moscow is the major political, economic and scientific center of Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city on the European continent. By broader definitions, Moscow is among the world's largest cities, being the 14th largest metro area, the 18th largest agglomeration, the 14th largest urban area, the 11th largest by population within city limits worldwide. According to Forbes 2013, Moscow has been ranked as the ninth most expensive city in the world by Mercer and has one of the world's largest urban economies, being ranked as an alpha global city according to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world according to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index. Moscow is the coldest megacity on Earth.
It is home to the Ostankino Tower, the tallest free standing structure in Europe. By its territorial expansion on July 1, 2012 southwest into the Moscow Oblast, the area of the capital more than doubled, going from 1,091 to 2,511 square kilometers, resulting in Moscow becoming the largest city on the European continent by area. Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia, making it Europe's most populated inland city; the city is well known for its architecture its historic buildings such as Saint Basil's Cathedral with its colorful architectural style. With over 40 percent of its territory covered by greenery, it is one of the greenest capitals and major cities in Europe and the world, having the largest forest in an urban area within its borders—more than any other major city—even before its expansion in 2012; the city has served as the capital of a progression of states, from the medieval Grand Duchy of Moscow and the subsequent Tsardom of Russia to the Russian Empire to the Soviet Union and the contemporary Russian Federation.
Moscow is a seat of power of the Government of Russia, being the site of the Moscow Kremlin, a medieval city-fortress, today the residence for work of the President of Russia. The Moscow Kremlin and Red Square are one of several World Heritage Sites in the city. Both chambers of the Russian parliament sit in the city. Moscow is considered the center of Russian culture, having served as the home of Russian artists and sports figures and because of the presence of museums and political institutions and theatres; the city is served by a transit network, which includes four international airports, nine railway terminals, numerous trams, a monorail system and one of the deepest underground rapid transit systems in the world, the Moscow Metro, the fourth-largest in the world and largest outside Asia in terms of passenger numbers, the busiest in Europe. It is recognized as one of the city's landmarks due to the rich architecture of its 200 stations. Moscow has acquired a number of epithets, most referring to its size and preeminent status within the nation: The Third Rome, the Whitestone One, the First Throne, the Forty Soroks.
Moscow is one of the twelve Hero Cities. The demonym for a Moscow resident is "москвич" for male or "москвичка" for female, rendered in English as Muscovite; the name "Moscow" is abbreviated "MSK". The name of the city is thought to be derived from the name of the Moskva River. There have been proposed several theories of the origin of the name of the river. Finno-Ugric Merya and Muroma people, who were among the several Early Eastern Slavic tribes which inhabited the area, called the river Mustajoki, it has been suggested. The most linguistically well grounded and accepted is from the Proto-Balto-Slavic root *mŭzg-/muzg- from the Proto-Indo-European *meu- "wet", so the name Moskva might signify a river at a wetland or a marsh, its cognates include Russian: музга, muzga "pool, puddle", Lithuanian: mazgoti and Latvian: mazgāt "to wash", Sanskrit: májjati "to drown", Latin: mergō "to dip, immerse". In many Slavic countries Moskov is a surname, most common in Bulgaria, Russia and North Macedonia. There exist as well similar place names in Poland like Mozgawa.
The original Old Russian form of the name is reconstructed as *Москы, *Mosky, hence it was one of a few Slavic ū-stem nouns. As with other nouns of that declension, it had been undergoing a morphological transformation at the early stage of the development of the language, as a result the first written mentions in the 12th century were Московь, Moskovĭ, Москви, Moskvi, Москвe/Москвѣ, Moskve/Moskvě. From the latter forms came the modern Russian name Москва, a result of morphological generalisation with the numerous Slavic ā-stem nouns. However, the form Moskovĭ has left some traces in many other languages, such as English: Moscow, German: Moskau, French: Moscou, Georgian: მოსკოვი, Latvian: Maskava, Ottoman Turkish: Moskov, Tatar: Мәскәү, Mäskäw, Kazakh: Мәскеу, Mäskew, Chuvash: Мускав, etc. In a similar manner the Latin name Moscovia has been formed it became a collo
Matija Ljubek was a Croatian sprint canoeist who competed in the 1970s and 1980s and became a sports official. Born in Belišće, Osijek-Baranja, Ljubek competed in four Summer Olympics; this included two golds, one silver, one bronze. His trainer was Laszlo Hingl, he won ten medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with four golds, three silvers, three bronzes. In 1976 he was awarded a Golden Badge award for best athlete of Yugoslavia. Ljubek became vice-president of the Croatian Olympic Committee and served as chef de mission for the Croatian Olympic team. Ljubek died in 2000 when he was shot by an estranged brother-in-law while trying to defend his mother in Valpovo, Osijek-Baranja six days after returning from the 2000 Summer Olympics. ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships - Part 1: flatwater: 1936-2007. ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite Matija Ljubek at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky.
"Canoeing: Men's Canadian Singles 1000 Meters". In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. P. 480. Matija Ljubek at the International Olympic Committee