Aips Sport Media Awards: Writing Top 10

  • January 09, 2020
AIPS Media

LAUSANNE, January 9, 2020 - With less than one month left to the celebration of world's sport media excellence, AIPS is proud to announce the names of the top ten journalists who competed in the Writing categories of the AIPS Sport Media Awards: Best Colour and Best Column. The chosen journalists passed a strict selection and will be the roster of the potential finalists, expecting the three names will be unveiled on January 15, 2020.

The list may contain more than 10 journalists because of ties after the vote.

Here’re the top 10 published in alphabetical order by surname.


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


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


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