Founded in 1903 (under the name of Hrvatski akademski sportski klub) the Croatian club was conceived as a modern sport organisation aiming at gathering existing sports and promoting and introducing new ones. One of the characteristics of that time was broadening the multisport approach, which meant that members practised various sports, often depending on the season of the year. In 1990, with the democratic changes in Croatia, the association changed its name to “HASK Mladost of the University of Zagreb” (Hrvatski Akademski Sportski Klubovi Mladost), receiving the approval of the Rector of the University of Zagreb to add the name of the University. Throughout the history members of HASK Mladost sports have won 42 Olympic medals.
Currently HASK Mladost is the largest academic sports society in Croatia, consisting of 28 sport sections (among which the most famous are Rowing, Athletics, Water Polo, Swimming and Volleyball) with more than 4,200 athletes. In 2018 the club celebrated 115 years of continuity and excellence.
The Project Coordinator for HAŠK Mladost is Bojan Mijatović. He was born in 1969 in Zagreb, Croatia, and he became a member of the Fencing Club Mladost in 1985, and the club secretary in 1989. He studied English, Swedish and General Linguistics at the University of Zagreb. In 2001, he became both secretary general of HAŠK Mladost (until 2008 and President of Zagreb Fencing Union (until 2006). He then worked in the Zagreb Sport Union (2008-2011) and in the Centre for Research and Development of sport (2011-2014). In two different periods, he worked in the Promotion Commission of the European Fencing Confederation (2004-2008 and 2013-2017). He is a referee bot for fencing (Sabre and Epee) and wheelchair fencing (all 3 weapons). Since 2013, he is the International Coordinator of HAŠK Mladost.
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