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  • Venio Losert is a Croatian team handball player who plays at the goalkeeper position. Losert was born in Zavidovići, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, grew up in Slavonski Brod, SR Croatia. Winning the first medal at the age of 19 at 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, when Croatia won the first gold medal as an independent nation, he is considered the youngest debutant of the team. Losert was also the member of the golden national handball team that won the first place at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. As a youngster he joined Badel Zagreb, the strongest team in the country and was part of the team who won the European Cup in 1992 and 1993. In total he won 7 league titles and 7 cups with Badel Zagreb. In 1999, Venio Losert took the plunge into Spanish handball, signing for Garbel Zaragoza. He later played for various ASOBAL League teams including Teka Cantabria, BM Granollers, Portland San Antonio and Cangas Frigoríficos del Morrazo. In the Portland team he won the ASOBAL League title. As one of the best goal keepers, with plenty of honours in the game, Venio Losert was given the honour to be the flag bearer in London 2012.

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