Saturday, February 19, 2005

Alien Janica

Those who attribute success of Janica Kostelić (Janica Kostelic) to some kind of her extraterrestrial qualities are probably going too far. Her victories on the ski slopes could be explained with good old things like hard work and strength of character. But there is something definitely alien when it comes to her handling of fame, at least when compared with the rest of Croatian jet set.

Few days ago Croatian Olympic Committee made suggestion to City of Zagreb officials. One of the main streets in Croatian capital should bear the name of Janica Kostelić. If this suggestion is accepted, that would represent a precedent in independent Croatia. Josip Broz Tito, leader of Communist Yugoslavia, is the only person that had Zagreb street with his name while alive.

When asked about initiative, Janica said that she felt "honoured" but she also expressed doubt about this honour being “appropriate for someone with only 23 years of age”.


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