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Perica Buki?
Personal information
Birth namePerica Buki?
Born (1966-02-20) 20 February 1966 (age 54)
?ibenik, SFR Yugoslavia

Perica Buki? (born 20 February 1966) is a Croatian former professional water polo player and politician. He represented Yugoslavia at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics.

Buki? was given the honour to carry the national flag of Croatia at the opening ceremony of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, becoming the 17th water polo player to be a flag bearer at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics.[1][2]

Buki? was educated at the University of Zagreb, from which he received a degree in economics.[3]

During his active water polo years, he played for Solaris ?ibenik, Mladost Zagreb, and Jadran Split.[4] He later became the sports director of "Mladost" Zagreb.

Buki? is a member of the Croatian Democratic Union.[3] In the 2003 Croatian parliamentary election he attained a seat in the Croatian Parliament. In the 2007 Croatian parliamentary election he retained his seat. His term of office in the Parliament ended in January 2008.[3]

In 2004 he was elected as the president of the Croatian Water Polo Federation, the sport's governing body in Croatia.[4]

In July 2008 Buki? was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[5][6]

His son is Luka Buki?, who is also a water polo player.

See also

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Croatia". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Perica Buki?". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Perica Buki?" (in Croatian). Croatian Parliament. Archived from the original on 16 October 2014. Retrieved 2009.
  4. ^ a b Vuru?i?, Vlado (8 August 2008). "8 hrvatskih kandidata za medalje". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). Retrieved 2008.
  5. ^ "Perica Buki? u Ku?i slavnih" (in Croatian). Dnevnik.hr. 12 July 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  6. ^ "Perica Bukic". International Swimming Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 2009.

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Awards and achievements
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Goran Ivani?evi?
Flagbearer for  Croatia
Atlanta 1996
Succeeded by
Zoran Primorac

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