20 Sep 2022

A playing career of over a quarter of a century, now new challenges for Croatian star

Silver medallist at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, twice winner of the Men’s World Cup, no less than six ITTF World Tour men’s singles titles to his name, recently, there was another accolade for Croatia’s Zoran Primorac.

Following a course organised from Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th September in Lausanne by MEMOS, the acronym for Executive Masters in Sport Organisation Management, Zoran Primorac gained the accolade “Executive Master”, a degree in the management of sports organisation.

The avowed mission of the initiative is to assists professionals working in national or international sporting organisations to increase their knowledge and understanding in their chosen fields; thus, being able to improve the management and administration of events in which they may be involved.

“I am extremely glad that I finished this prestigious study and thus gained specific knowledge of managing sports organisations. The possibility of lifelong education gives athletes the opportunity to get additional education and thus facilitate the transition to life after a sports career. I wish to thank the ITTF for their help and support during my studies.” Zoran Primorac

Supported by Juan Antonio Samaranch, at the time President of the International Olympic Committee, and founded by Professor Jean Camy, the concept was the idea of the European Network of Sport Science Institutes.

Initially the project was supported by the National Olympic Committees of France, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain; the first meeting being in September 1995.

Currently MEMOS involves 12 universities worldwide; the programme comprises four modules: successful management of sports organizations, marketing, financial management and social networks.

The subject pursued by Zoran Primorac under the tutelage of Jean-Loup Chappelet, from the University of Lausanne was: ‘how can the athletes become more relevant within an international federation?”

Zoran Primorac received his award from Pere Miro, IOC Deputy General Director for relations within the Olympic Movement and former Director of Olympic Solidarity.

Executive Masters in Sport Organisation Management (Photo: MEMOS)
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