Sport in Montenegro
Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Montenegro, when competing as that nation/region. For much of modern sporting history, the region of Montenegro has under the control of other nations. Montenegro existed until the early 1900s when the Kingdom of Yugoslavia was created. In 1991 Yugoslavia slit up and the independent countries of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, and Serbia-Montenegro were formed. Serbia declared independence from Montenegro in 2006, and since then Montenegro competed on the world stage under that name.
Montenegro is also one of the countries in the world that has a passion with regards to sports and as a matter of fact, team sports are some of the most popular spectator events in the country. Team sports in this country have their own way of uniting the people especially when they win different medals. The most popular sport that you can find in Montenegro is water polo. Water polo is very popular in Montenegro because this sport brings popularity, pride as well as medals for the country. Water polo brings pride to the country when they recently won a gold medal in the FINA Water Polo World League in the year 2009 and European Water Polo Championship in Spain in the year 2008.
There are also other sports that are gaining ground in Montenegro such as basketball, football and volleyball and their team brings a lot of medals especially when they were part of Yugoslavian National Basketball. The national team of Montenegro joined the International Basketball Federation or FIBA in 2006. The people of Montenegro are quite passionate, not only in team sports, but sports that also practice and require strength such as combat sports like boxing, judo and karate.
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Popular sports of Montenegro
- Football (Soccer), water polo, basketball, football and volleyball, boxing, judo and karate
Montenegro Sporting Success
- FINA Water Polo World League in the year 2009
- European Water Polo Championship in Spain in the year 2008
Athletes from Montenegro
Montenegro Sports trivia
Montenegro at major events
- Montenegro at the Summer Olympics
- Montenegro at the Winter Olympics
- Montenegro at the FIFA World Cup