President of the Croatian Paralympic Committee is quoted on the HPO website as saying, ”The signing of a cooperative partnership with telecommunications company, has arrived at the right time, as a gift for the 50th birthday of HPO Information. Our main task is to actively work on changing perceptions, the integration and strengthening of our position in society, and in this context partnership with Tele2 means a new step forward.We are pleased with the cooperation and the upcoming joint activities. ”
Tele2 Director of Public RelationsVedran Hercigonja Majetić is quoted on the HPO website as saying, “We follow the work and achievements of the Croatian Paralympic athletes for a long time and within the company we are all touched by their unbelievable strength and courage. They are an inspiration to us in every respect. ”
Tele2 is one of the leading European telecoms, with 15 million customers across ten countries. One of the benefits of this sponsorship deal is that Croatian Paralympic athletes can get discounts on their telecommunication plans, as Tele2 is now the official mobile provider for HPO.
Croatia is redoubtably looking to improve on their medal performance at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, where their 25 strong athlete delegation won 5 medals. Four of the medals were in athletics, and one was in swimming. At this stage, that may be a bit of a question as the 9 swimmers at the recently completed IPC European Swimming Championships where they picked up only two medals, both Kristijan Vincetic. Mihovil Španja, who won Croatia’s sole swimming medal in London, did not compete.