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Croatia's Olympic athletes flew out to London last night from Zagreb after an official send off at the Western Hotel in the capital, writes daily newspaper 24sata. After thr formalities at the function, which was attended by the Minister of Sport Zeljko Jovanovic and the president of the Croatian Olympic Committee Zlatko Matesa, the athletes were shown a short film about the Olympic village and what awaits them in London. "At Croatia's first appearence at the Olympic Games in 1992 in Barcelona we had 39 athletes, 20 years later we have nearly three times more. I would love there to be three times more medals at this Olympics," said Jovanovic. The Croatian Olympic contingent of 110 athletes, made up of 66 men and 44 women, were also farewelled by former Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor. The London Olympics start on 27 July and go through to 12 August.
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