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Past was a blast: when qSPORT was media spunk

Back in December 2005 qSPORT was a hit in mainstream media for about a one week starting from main news web portal of Croatia www.INDEX.hr 'discovering' an invite of GLRF.org for Croatian LGBTIQ+ rowers to join...this was then picked up by Jutarnji.hr, SlobodnaDalmacija.hr and finally Croatian TV as a part of a late evening quiz Piramida in which host Željka Ogresta asked 3 contestants (including retired war general) what they thought of Gay athletes in Croatia. Media rush stopped week after as it was end of the year and one of the most prominent Croatian war generals Gotovina was finally captured after escaping all international attempts for a very long time. This episode was first major crisis of small queer communal sport and recreation initiative that lost more then half of its 20+ members after this media shock and before the end of its first calendar year of existence.

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