AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020: Writing Best Colour Longlist

  • February 05, 2021

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LAUSANNE, February 5, 2021 - AIPS is proud to announce the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020 Writing Best Colour Longlist in alphabetical order of country. Find out more about the voting stages here.

L'AIPS est heureux de vous annoncer la longue liste des nominés dans la catégorie meilleur Reportage écrit dans l'ordre alphabétique de pays. Veuillez trouver plus d'informations sur les étapes du vote ICI

AIPS se complace en anunciar la lista preliminar de clasificados (longlist) en Prensa Escrita Mejor Nota de Color, en orden alfabético por país. Más información sobre las etapas de votación acá

يفخر الاتحاد الدولي للصحافة الرياضية بالإعلان عن القائمة المطولة لفئة الكتابة - افضل قطعة فنية لجوائزه لعام 2020 مرتبة ترتيباً ابجدياً حسب اسم الدولة.

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Pablo Calvo (Argentina), The moving search for the lost met of the first World Cup goal - Revista Viva

Mauricio Codocea (Argentina), How the "Argentine Kenyan factory" works on a hill in Tucumán at 2,000 meters above sea level - Clarín

Ayelen Pujol (Argentina), The story of Marcos Rojo, the first male transgender in Argentinean football: "Before talking, people have to get to know people" - La Nación

Sebastian Ignacio Torok (Argentina), "I lied." The confession of former tennis player Mariano Puerta 15 years after doping in the Roland - La Nacion; The impressive confession of Guillermo Pérez Roldán, former world tennis star. He accuses his father - La Nación    

Julian Linden and Jessica Halloran (Australia), Katia's story: On thin ice - News Corp Australia

Philippe Dewitte (Belgium), This is why I want to die - Sudpresse  

Alia Alex Cizmic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Haiti FA president accused of sexually abusing young female footballers - The Guardian

Marcus Alves (Brazil), The unwanted 'Gay No. 24 shirt' and Brazil's homophobia problem in football - Bleacher Report

Elton de Castro (Brazil), Unprecedented survey: almost half of black athletes from Series A, B and C suffered racism in football -

Carlos González Lucay (Chile), The last match of Sebastián - La Tercera

Bin Su (China), Dare to dream! How a one-armed basketball-playing teenager from China inspired the world - Xinhua News Agency

Meng Wang (China) From dreamer to doer, a Tibetan football-loving girl breaks stereotypes.  - Xinhua News Agency

Sijia Xu (China), Being a human-body punchbag for 23 years, he turned his cerebral palsy son into a boxing champion; Uremia Father: It was harder to accept his son's kidney - Tencent

Zhao Yu (China), Ordinary Chinese football players: A bumpy road without glory and fame - Tencent Sports  

Wufei Yu (China), China is an underrated rock climbing paradise. But will racism keep people away? - Outside Magazine    

Zhi Zheng (China), A former blind footballer's story: Running toward light - Xinhua News Agency

Anthony Diao (France), Kosei Inoue: when judo is in your soul -

Marc Ventouillac (France), My Fourcade for myself - L'Equipe

Baboucarr Fallaboweh (The Gambia), “Back way”: Gambian footballers in deadly travel to Europe -

Ronny Blaschke (Germany), Game of Life - Frankfurter Rundschau        

Matthias Fiedler (Germany), The Defiant Ones - Der Spiegel

Lars Spannagel (Germany), The time is ripe - Der Tagesspiegel  

Emmanuel Ayamga (Ghana), ‘It’s your talent and Inshallah’-The uncertainty of football in the Buduburam refugee camp -

Andrew McNicol (Hong Kong), Mental health in women’s sports: six athletes open up about their struggles - South China Morning Post

Gergely Csurka (Hungary), “I wanted it more than anyone else, always, every time” - FINA Aquatics World Magazine

Suvam Pal (India), 11-year-old Ding Ning fan set for Olympian milestone - China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Ali Shadhan (Iraq), A year of disappointment: Arab football, The “aging” dreams of a World Cup final - Al-Bayan Emirati Newspaper

Monica Piccini (Italy), Giulia, from water polo champion to nurse - Donna Moderna

Filippo Maria Ricci (Italy), A ray of sunshine. And football also returns to Spain - La Gazzetta dello Sport    

Yumiko Yanai (Japan), Rikako IKEE, a 20-year-old Japanese swimmer who stands up from leukemia and told 'The Secret of the Heart' - Sports Graphic Number

Jeff Kinyanjui (Kenya), Uncovering match fixing in the Kenyan Premier League - Nation Media Group

Elias Makori (Kenya), Behind the scenes in the making of a Shujaa on the streets of Vienna - Nation Media Group

Petz Lahure (Luxembourg), Andy's tour victory - Tageblatt

Marco Knippen (The Netherlands), ‘I was possessed, and I was not alone' - Noordhollands, Dagblad, Mediahuis  

Fabian Van der Poll and Marco Knippen (The Netherlands), The family Wevers: a success story, with a dark side - NRC and Noordhollands Dagblad (Mediahuis)

Janine Anthony (Nigeria), Lack of pay saw me quit football for hairdressing - BBC Sport Africa    

Solace Chukwu (Nigeria), Egbo, the Nigerian coach from the Italian school who restored KF Tirana to the top of Albanian football - The SuperSub

Bernt Jakob Oksnes (Norway), Mom is dying - Dagbladet

Arslan Sheikh (Pakistan), ‘Coaches discussed abusing kids with pride’: The dark side of Pakistan sport - The Independent  

Jose Encarnacion (Puerto Rico), Selling dreams to Puerto Rico's young ballplayers - Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI)  

Andreea Giuclea (Romania), The flip side of medals - DoR Magazine

Igor Rabiner (Russia), Unpolished Yashin - Sport-Express      

Bojan Babić (Serbia), Two funerals for Yugoslavia in the heart of the Renaissance - Beyond The Last Man

Siniša Uroševič (Slovenia), Instead of cowbells ringing, a ghost town - Delo

Daniel Gallan (South Africa), Life-saving football in Rwanda genocide - New Frame

Yanga Sibembe (South Africa), Touch, pause, engage: The women who keep the rugby maul rolling - Daily Maverick

Jordi Brescó Montserrat (Spain), A stadium in limbo - Altaïr Magazine

José Ignacio Pérez Hernández (Spain), Soccer between bombs - MARCA

David Ruiz de la Torre (Spain), 'Los Paketes': Running ahead Coronavirus - MARCA

Hiam Salih (Sudan), Sports city: Corruption, trespassing and violations - Remuntada

Christof Gertsch (Switzerland), The Magglingen Protocols - Das Magazin, Tamedia; The Underdog - Das Magazin, Tamedia  

Didem Tali (Turkey), How wheelchair basketball changed these women's lives - National Geographic

Oliver Brown (UK), In search of the real Lewis Hamilton - The Daily Telegraph      

Ben Collins (UK), NFL: Fritz Pollard's pioneering role in American football history - BBC Sport Online

James Ducker (UK), Angry tears still falling in football's wasteland - Daily Telegraph

Nick Hope (UK), Russian doping, secret agents and a bobsleigh bronze for GB's 'meatwagon'-Sochi's untold story - BBC  

Patrick Jennings (UK), Dirk Schlegel and Falko Götz: The East Berlin footballers who fled from the Stasi - BBC Sport

Aimee Lewis (UK), Liverpool's agonising wait for English football's biggest prize - CNN International; Tennis may not survive' coronavirus pandemic - CNN International        

Andrew McGrath (UK), Teniel Campbell: Trailblazer - Rouleur  

Gary Meenaghan (UK), Onel Hernandez: Norwich City winger and his country's curious football scene - BBC Sport

Ben Morse (UK), The Black boxer who sparked race riots after world heavyweight win - CNN International  

Matt Rendell (UK), Richard Carapaz, Strong like the wind - Rouleur

Tom Reynolds (UK), Eliud Kipchoge: The humble home life in rural Kenya behind remarkable athletic success - BBC Sport

Ashish Sharma (UK), My time with Covid 19 - European Cricket Network

Samanth Subramanian (UK), Over and over and over again: Jimmy Anderson keeps on running - 1843 Magazine

Fiona Tomas (UK), The damaging effects of concussion on our sportswomen - The Telegraph, Women's Sport Monthly    

Alexandra Vladimirova (UK), "Yes, I was a faithful dog" The main whistleblower of the Russian doping program Grigory Rodchenkov story - Meduza; Nino Salukvadze has participated in eight Olympics and is preparing for the ninth, postponed due to coronavirus. This is her story - Current Time

Jeremy Wilson (UK), Suicide: A sporting tragedy - The Daily Telegraph

Jorge Señorans (Uruguay), The solidarity of starving Uruguayans -

Andy Deossa (USA), Seven years since Boston changed forever - Yahoo Sports

Britt Ghiroli (USA), #MoStrong: The boy who inspired athletes and rallied a city - The Athletic

Dvora Meyers (USA), Simone Biles would like to thank herself - Vice News

David Ramil (USA), Chris Silva has work to do -

Peggy Shinn (USA), The deep end: The history of pool access for black Americans & what Team USA athletes are doing to get more kids of color into the pool -

Mehluli Sibanda (Zimbabwe), Visually impaired commentator gives mind-blowing blow-by-blow analysis -


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