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Croatian Olympic Committee

Hrvatski olimpijski odbor

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[Official flag]
Official flag of HOO - image by Željko Heimer, 31 March 2001

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Official flag of the Croatian Olympic Committee

The symbols of the Croatian Olympic Committee are prescribed in Pravilnik o zastavi i znaku Hrvatskog olimpijskog odbora (Rules on flag and symbol of COC).
Article 6 defines the flag of the COC: "The flag of the COC is prescribed in the COC Graphic Standards Manual. The flag background is white with the COC symbol set in the middle. The flag format is defined by standards set for the flags. The flag colour is also prescribed in the COC Graphic Standards Manual".
Article 7 prescribes that the flag of the COC should always be used with the flag of the Republic of Croatia.
Article 8 defines the symbol of COC: "The basic graphic standard of the visual identity of the COC is the symbol of the COC as approved by the International Olympic Committee on 24 April 1992 (Letter No. 2110/92/jm9). The symbol is the unique grapic presentation of the five Olympic rings, of six red and three white squares and of the writing "Hrvatski olimpijski odbor" on a white background bordered in the shape of a shield".
Article 15 determines that these Rules become valid with the day of their acceptance, that is 10 September 1993.
The three white squares are very often made transparent, so that the symbol under the rings consists only of six red squares.
Željko Heimer, 31 March 2001

Unofficial flag of the Croatian Olympic Committee

[Unofficial flag]

Unofficial flag of HOO - Image by Željko Heimer, 31 March 2001

According to people involved in the design of the symbols of the Croatian Olympic Committee almost a decade ago, the logo of the COC that was initially adopted consisted of the five Olympic rings above the red squares in three rows 3, 2, 1. When this logo was submitted to the International Olympic Committee for approval, it was turned down, with the explanation that the Olympic rings should not be bigger thann one third of the logo of the national Olympic Committee.
The flag that is used much more often and hoisted dayly on the headquarters of COC in Zagreb, is a variation of the design turned down by the IOC.
Željko Heimer, 31 March 2001

Handflag used during the opening ceremony of the 28th Olympiad (2004)


Handflag used in Athens, 2004 - Image by Zach Harden & Željko Heimer, 17 August 2004