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  Zagreb  2007   Men's Open
07.06.2007 -  10.06.2007

PRESENTATION

 
Presentation

Voted as the No. 1 destination to visit in 2005 by Lonely Planet, Zagreb stages a menís SWATCH-FIVB World Tour event for the third-straight season.  Brazilians have captured the first two titles as reigning Olympic champions Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos defeated the United States' Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers for the 2006 gold medal.  Two weeks prior to winning the 2005 SWATCH-FIVB World Championships in Berlin, Marcio Araujo and Fabio Magalhaes won their first of three SWATCH-FIVB World Tour gold medals in 2005 by defeating Markus Dieckmann and Jonas Reckermann of Germany in the inaugural Zabreb final.  When the Croatian people achieved their independence in 1991, Zagreb became a capital - a political and administrative centre for the Republic of Croatia.  Located on the intersection of important routes between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe, Zagreb is the hub of the business, academic, cultural, artistic and sporting worlds in Croatia.  Many famed scientists, artists and athletes come from the city, or work in it.  Zagreb offers its visitors the Baroque atmosphere of the Upper Town, picturesque open-air markets, diverse shopping facili≠ties, an abundant selection of crafts and a choice vernacular cuisine.  Zagreb is a city of green parks and walks, with many places to visit in the beautiful surroundings.  The city will enter into the third millennium with a population of one million.  In spite of the rapid development of the economy and transportation, it has retained its charm, and a relaxed feeling that makes it a perfect place to visit and discover.

 

Year - Zagreb Gold Medal / Zagreb Silver Medal / Zagreb Bronze Medal

2005 -  Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, Brazil / Markus Dieckmann/Jonas Reckermann, Germany / Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, Brazil

2006 - Emanuel/Ricardo, Brazil / Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, USA / Mike Lambert/Stein Metzger, USA

 

 

Lake Jaron centre court

Zagreb 2006 Podium - Rogers, Dalhausser, Emanuel, Ricardo Lambert & Metzger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Juron

 

2005 Zagreb gold medalists Marcio Araujo (left) and Fabio of Brazil