AIPS Sport Media Awards: the Top 10 ranking in Writing

  • February 18, 2020
The three awardees in the category Writing Best Column (L) Sebastian Ignacio Torok (3rd), Javier Matallanas (repr. Carlos, placed 2nd) and 1st placed Prajwal Oli (R) awarded by President of GAISF Raffaele Chiulli and President of AIPS ASIA Sattam Alsahli

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LAUSANNE, February 18, 2020 - After the AIPS Sport Media Awards ceremony held in Budapest on February 3rd 2020, in which winners across the 9 categories have been awarded, AIPS is proud to release the Top 10 ranking for each category, to pay tribute to all the journalists who created high-quality contents, increasing the yet remarkable standards of the first edition.

Sports writers competed in the two sub-categories Best Colour Piece and Best Column. A total of 738 articles have been screened and eveluated. Here is the list of the journalists who made it into the top ten, passing through several selection stages led by of a jury of quality and experienced professionals. The list contains ties in 10th position.

1st Prize Prajwal Oli (Nepal), Barely plays 50 different sports, but hosts nearly 200 sports associations - The Kathmandu Post Nepal
2nd Prize Carlos Matallanas (Spain), Letter to Rafael Nadal - AS
2nd Prize Sebastian Ignacio Torok (Argentina), The notebooks of tennis: Marco Trungelliti, the Argentine who challenged the mafia that fixes matches - Diario La Nacion de Argentina
4. Marco Knippen (The Netherlands), Dare to look in the mirror, Sifan - Holland Media Combinatie
5. Tracey Holmes (Australia), Hypocrisy and bad blood: Mack Horton v Sun Yang and 'THAT' protest - ABC
6. Matthew Campelli (United Kingdom), Sport must take the concerns and values of young people seriously to remain relevant - The Sustainability Report
7. Sergey Lisin (Russia), Crimea is ours, but run for Ukraine is better. And using doping too -
8. Esteban Abarzua (Chile), Cup re-conquerers of America - Las Ultimas Noticias
9. Saeedeh Fathabadi (Iran), Three bearded girls,
10. Slavko Jeric (Slovenia), What we can learn from Lindsey Vonn's story and which part we're not ready to accept? - RTV Slovenija
10. Kouagheu Josiane (Cameroon), Corruption in Cameroon, "A gangrene that kills football slowly" - Le Monde Afrique

The three awardees in the category Writing Best Colour (L) Jeremy Wilson (2nd), AIPS EC Member Seyed Ahmadi (representing 3rd placed Zahra Aliee) and Suzanne Wrack (1st) awarded by Governor of River State Nyesom Wike and AIPS Vice President Evelyn Watta

1st Prize Suzanne Wrack (United Kingdom), ‘There was blood everywhere’: the abuse case against the Afghan FA president - The Guardian
2nd Prize Jeremy Wilson (United Kingdom), France rocked by the tragic cost of rugby's safety crisis, The Daily Telegraph
3rd Prize Zahra Aliee (Iran), A story of the women's historical day in the forbidden place "Azadi" -
4. Tom Rostance (United Kingdom), Michael Dunlop: The man who lost a brother, father uncle to biking, but races on - BBC
5. Xiangfei Ma (China), Death is not the end of life - the story of a "one-man" team - Xinhua News Agency
6. James Masters (United Kingdom), My father buried his parents and sister with his bare hands... he had to dig the grave himself' - CNN International
7. Shail Desai (India), How overcrowding near Everest summit is exposing climbers to grave risks -Hindustan Times
8. Jean-Michel Brochen (France), Fashanu, the icon and the demons - L'Equipe Le Magazine
9. Adrian Engel (Austria), In the cellar - DATUM - Seiten der Zeit
10. Matthias Fiedler (Germany), A gateway to life - Der Spiegel
10. Tolu Olasoji (Nigeria), African footballers stranded around the world with crushed dreams - Al Jazeera Media Network


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