The first meeting of the new Executive Board, in place for the next term, was held today at the premises of the Montenegrin Olympic Committee.
At this meeting, reports on preparations for the participation of Montenegrin athletes at the upcoming multi-sports competitions in 2013 were reviewed and unanimously approved: Mediterranean Games in Turkey, winter and summer EYOF (Romania and the Netherlands) and the Games of the Small States of Europe in Luxembourg. The board also adopted the criteria necessary for participation at the Mediterranean Games.
Montenegrin Olympic Committee traditionally chooses the best national teams in male and female competition, as well as the best young sportsman and woman this year.
After considering the report of the Commission, the Executive Board of MOC has chosen the winners of these prestigious awards.
The best young female athlete of Montenegro in 2012 is handball player Marina Vukcevic, who won the silver medal at the London Olympics and a gold medal at the European Championships in Serbia as a member of women's national handball team.
Sailor Milivoj Dukic, who had remarkable performance at the Olympics, and won silver medal at the European Junior Championships, was chosen as the best young male athlete of Montenegro in 2012.
Women's handball team of Montenegro, with their silver at the Olympic Games in London and the title of European champion, was named the top female national team in 2012.
Montenegro's water polo team, which took fourth place at London Olympics and a silver medal at the European Championships, was named the best male national team in 2012.
The jury of the Montenegrin Olympic Committee, consisting of (in addition to representatives of the MOC) top Montenegrin athletes and representatives of media companies, has announced handball players Bojana Popovic and Katarina Bulatovic to be the best athletes of Montenegro in 2012.
Celebration which Montenegrin Olympic Committee organizes on this occasion will be held on Friday, 21st December 2012 , at Villa Gorica in Podgorica.
In a separate part of the ceremony, at the request of the International Olympic Committee, all women's handball players will be given a special badge of the International Olympic Committee for winning the silver medal at the Olympic Games in London and, with the approval of IOC, the Olympic anthem will be intoned.