Longlist announcement for Writing Best Column

  • March 13, 2023

LAUSANNE, March 13, 2023 - The AIPS Sport Media Awards are pleased to announce the longlist for the Writing Best Column category.

The longlist represents the first judging stage and is based on the average ratings of the AIPS panel of specialists, the Executive Committee members and the members of the Jury.

Find out more about the judging stages here.

Disclaimer: All names and information have been published as we have received them, for any corrections please contact us at info@aipsawards.com.

As stated in the Rule 8, the AIPS Awards organisers reserve the right to move an entry into another category when it would be more appropriate there.

Here are the selected works, in alphabetical order of country:


Pablo Amalfitano
 (Argentina), Stefanía Lisa, after the nightmare: “Reporting is the only way to heal” - Página/12

Jorge Barraza (Argentina), “Football is overanalyzed” - El Tiempo

Sergio Levinsky (Argentina), The deads that you killed - Dosis Futbolera

Marcela Mora y Araujo (Argentina), Thrown into the World Cup: The challenge of telling things as they are and at the same time believing in magic - eldiario.ar

Pablo Perantuono (Argentina), Human, too human - Coolt.com

María Constanza Vanzini (Argentina), Gender violence in tennis: protocols are urgent – Feminacida

Alejandro Wall (Argentina), A human limit for the football business - Post Opinion

Julian Linden (Australia), On thin ice - News Corp Australia

Abdou Wahabou Issifou (Benin), Occult practices in football in Africa - Daabaaru

Albert Atangana Fouda (Cameroon), The love of football is not patriotism - www.ajsc.media

Morgan Campbell (Canada), WNBA star Brittney Griner, detained in Russia, is guilty only of pursuing a salary that matches her skill - CBC

Michelle Ferguson (Canada), When Nazem Kadri hoisted the Stanley Cup, he lifted a whole community along with it - CBC

Esteban Abarzua (Chile), The lives that Magallanes does not forget - Las Ultimas Noticias

Felipe Antonio Zarruk Diazgranados (Colombia), The face of ‘The Lord’ - Extratiempo Radio

Yunier Javier Sifonte Diaz (Cuba), God save the King? - Cubadebate

Ricardo Vasconcellos (Ecuador), FEF blockade on press freedom - El Universo

Alaa Abdel-ghani (Egypt), Overseas aid | Why Zamalek are champions - Al-Ahram Newspaper

Amr Alansary (Egypt), For Egyptian clubs: How do you buy Messi from the profits of “Social Media”? - Rosaelyoussef.com

Jean-Michel Brochen (France), The unbearable and the lightness - L'Equipe

Okai Gyimah Edmund (Ghana), Treacherous: African footballers in risky trips abroad to seek for greener pastures - sportsworldghana.com

Sujit Bhar (India), The distaff route - India Legal

Soumitra Bose (India), How offshore betting sites are laughing all the way to the bank - Moneycontrol.com

Saeedeh Fathabadi (Iran), We are journalists, not culprits: A glimpse into the troubles of being a woman sports journalist - Shahraranews.ir

Afsoon Hazrati (Iran), No institution is responsible, not even FIFA! - Zanan-Emrooz

Elias Makori (Kenya), He's superhuman... let's name city's new motorway 'Eliud Kipchoge Expressway' - Nation Media Group

Petz Lahure (Luxembourg), A steak with a kick | Black September - Tageblatt

Eduardo Sebastián Alarcón Hernández (Mexico), Native Americans: Ancient bravery in North American football - Editorial Puskás

Natalia Donets (Moldova), Dacia Buiucani - a small Moldovan football club is leading the way on social responsibility - Sport-Time

Namin Dhakal (Nepal), Unprofessional act from professional for daily needs - Khelpati/Thahakhabar

Loanny Picado (Nicaragua), Football and the land I left - Zona de penal

Salman Ganiyu (Nigeria), Nigerian sports: When will the monster of age-cheating be buried? - ANN Plc

Oluwashina Okeleji (Nigeria), Nigeria’s troubles are reflected in its football - New Frame

Reidar Sollie (Norway), Did he sing along at Imagine? – Dagsavisen

Yahya Al-Yaqoubi (Palestine), From the “Sports Gate”, amputees kick painful memories and run towards global dreams – Felesteen.news

Ahrar Jebreni (Palestine), I achieved the hard dream… - khabar24

Daniel Gallan (South Africa), Will sport punish all murderous governments? - New Frame

Motaz Kabier (Sudan), Renouncing racism and calling for peaceful coexistence - Saqr AlJidyan

Michael Aylwin (UK), No fix in sight as rugby edges closer to harsh truth hardwired into collision sports - The Guardian

Andrew Binner (UK), Chad le Clos: “I thought that talking about mental health made me look weak” - Olympics.com (Digital)

Oliver Brown (UK), No more excuses – sport must finally turn its back on Putin - The Daily Telegraph

Piers Edwards (UK), ‘Where is the response to security issues in African football?’ – BBC

Steve Menary (UK), The English Patient - Josimar

Michael Pavitt (UK), Valieva is a teenager at centre of scandal but focus should really be elsewhere | Beijing 2022 - A Games never far from controversy and politics - www.insidethegames.biz

Steven Price (UK), Nottingham Forest's spending is the cost of entry into the Premier League – Forbes

Emma Smith (UK), Thank you, Jake! Why Daniels' decision to come out can change football for the better - Goal.com

Isabelle Westbury (UK), The inevitability of conflicts of interest in a culture of one-and-done - The Telegraph

Suzanne Wrack (UK), I cried when England won. It’s been a long journey for women’s football – and for me - The Guardian

Paul Fein (USA), Roger Federer: Tennis God and man of the People | Serena, An Enigma - Sportstar

Rómulo Cono Martínez Chenlo (Uruguay), Luis Suárez, the endorphin processor: The (NOT) chosen - La Diaria

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Following this longlist, we will announce the shortlist and subsequently the finalists.

The final ceremony will take place in Seoul on May 9, 2023.

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