Thursday, 24. April 2014 - 18:04
15. 09. 12. - 09:00
Ice hockey stars turned gladiators on a rink created inside a 2,000 year old Roman amphitheatre in Pula, Croatia, for an international against a team from Slovenia.
"This one of the largest amphitheatres still standing in the world. It was a tough match, but these days nobody gets killed. Well, not very often," said one official.
The match between the Croatian champions Medvescak and Slovenian side Olimpija ended with the Slovenian team winning 3-2. The Pula Roman amphitheatre dates back to 27BC and is the sixth largest Roman amphitheatre in the world - and the best preserved.
The Arena Ice Fever Pula MMXII is the first time anyone has ever attempted to put a professional ice rink inside an amphitheatre but there were no technical difficulties as it was a perfect fit, say organisers.
He added: "It was almost as if the Romans took it into account when they built the place 2,000 years ago, the proportions of the amphitheatre fit perfectly to the proportions of a modern ice hockey rink."
Salvador Dali exhibit in Rovinj
An exhibition of Salvador Dali graphics has opened in the western town of Rovinj.
Croatia abandons candidacy to organize European Football Championship
Croatian Football Federation has abandoned the idea for running as a candidate for organising European Football Championship in 2020.
Concert hall officials call off Thompson's concert in Berlin
The concert hall Columbiahalle in Berlin, Germany has called off the gig of Croatian singer Marko Perkovic Thompson after German media linked him with Nazi ideology.
Croatia and Slovenia agree joint military exercises
Croatia and Slovenia have agreed further cooperation in defense matters.
Sisak hosts organ music festival
The eighth International Organ Music Festival will take place in the central Croatia town of Sisak from 5 to 11 May.
Prime Minister calls for Croatia to turn to production
Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has said that the country has to turn to production.
Danes visit the Croatian School of Surviving
Croatian School of Surviving from the western town of Pula has received further interest in their offer for people to come visit and learn urban combat lessons.
Arsenal targets Sime Vrsaljko
English Premiership side Arsenal is interested in signing Croatian right full back Sime Vrsaljko, the British media is reporting.
Bank official secretly takes money from accounts of his relatives
A bank official in Croatia has illegally taken 1.2 million Croatian kuna (over 100,000 GBP) from accounts of his cousins who were clients in the bank where he worked.
Opatija hosted 10 percent more tourists during Easter holidays
The western Croatian town of Opatija had 4,455 tourists registered during Easter holidays.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Croatia develops three major energetic projects, Foreign Minister says|
|Centre of Zagreb covered with a live camera|
|Croatian Railways promotion derailed by critics|
|A bee kills a beekeeper in Zadar|
|Croatia extradites former Yugoslav secret service boss|