Longlist announcement for Young Reporters Writing
The AIPS Sport Media Awards are pleased to announce the longlist for the Young Reporters Writing 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.
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Here are the selected works, in alphabetical order of country:
YOUNG REPORTERS WRITING
Joseph Lynch (Australia), Afghanistan women's national football team playing in exile: ‘The heart that is still beating’ - ESPN Australia
Ciaran O'mahony (Australia), The Aussie defying the odds to compete with “half a heart” at the Oceania Championships - Australian Taekwondo
Bianca Roberts (Australia), Felicite Rwemarika: The refugee who became a pioneer for women’s sport in Rwanda - Bianca Roberts Media
David Baumgartner (Austria), Sustainability in Sport: Where the Austrian sport stands and what it is already doing - Kleine Zeitung
Martin Schauhuber (Austria), Ten heroes, five dead: How K2 was conquered in winter - Der Standard
Silvana Strieder (Austria), Deaf and top: The story of Austria's best badminton player (German: Gehörlos und spitze: Die Geschic - Kurier
Arafat Zubaear (Bangladesh), Are women's sports associations for women at all? - Dhaka Post
Camila Alves (Brazil), “Their lives were threatened by the Taliban”: the former captain who evacuated hundreds of athletes - Grupo Globo
Ebai Enow, Njie Enow (Cameroon), A love affair with football drives Vincent Aboubakar - New Frame
Mostafa Hosny (Egypt), Sports agents: Priority for the commissions – madamasr.com
Pascal Gillen (Germany), 50 square meters Life's work Gilles Bosseler has created a cycling archive – Tageblatt
Emmanuel Ayamga (Ghana), Bombs, fear, iffy survival: The escape story of Ghanaian footballers in war-torn Ukraine - Pulse Ghana
Esther Owusua Appiah-Fei (Ghana), Genoveva Anonman’s legacy: A star who was stripped of her rights - Equalizer Soccer
Panagiota Chalkia (Greece), John Bolding: Playing football in an electric wheelchair - Metromedia AE
Annesha Ghosh (India), Cricket's mothers have it better now than ever (but not all of them) - ESPNcricinfo
Sanket Jain (India), Using sports to recover from catastrophic flooding - Fansided
Francesco Gottardi (Italy), Rowing in Venice, the pleasure of slowness - Il Foglio
Francesco Pietrella (Italy), Jurij Vernydub, from Champions League to war - Cronache di Spogliatoio
Dennis Murimi Njiru (Kenya), Rael Nkoi: Former Gaspo defender defying odds to grow women football in Turkana - Mozzart Sport
Ghina Chahwan (Lebanon), Climbing - A Life Philosophy - LBCI Lebanon
Soulaimane Bakbach (Morocco), How Moroccan Paralympian Kassioui beat cerebral palsy and society - Aljazeera
Namin Dhakal (Nepal), ANFA is watching the players flee - Khelpati/Thahakhabar
Madeleine Chapman (New Zealand), Finding Heath Davis - The Spinoff
Wojciech Nowakowski (Poland), Sport is not health - again - Radio GOL
Piotr Przyborowski (Poland), A decade ago a teenager founded a club in the pub. Now they are winning in Europe. And it is for real! - Meczyki.pl, Warta Poznań
Leonard Solms (South Africa), Unlike father, unlike son: Costa and Ivan Gazidis - New Frame
Ernest Akorebirungi (Uganda), Playing rugby despite being deaf & unable to speak: The incredible story of Isaac Mubarak Mubiru - Kawowo Sports
Benjamin Church (UK), Ukraine pins hopes on national team playing on ‘football’s front line’ in World Cup quest to lift spirits - CNN
Sana Haq (UK), Meet the Black women pushing for equality in swimming - CNN
Jonathan Harding (UK), ‘I'll die with cancer and can't change it but I can change these people's lives’ - Racing Post
George Ramsay (UK), She apologized for verbally abusing an Olympic judge, but questions over the conduct of China’s ‘Iron Lady’ of diving - CNN International
Hannah Ryan (UK), The Tokyo Olympics set the record for LGBTQ+ visibility. The Beijing Games aren’t likely to break it - CNN
Kobe Tong (UK), Sport's eating disorder crisis: The time is now to treat elite athletes like human beings - GiveMeSport
Tommy Delaunay (USA), Kate Sanborn found belonging with the marathon – FloSports, MileSplit
Diego Domínguez (Uruguay), The story of the novice doctor who saved Maradona from his first death in Punta del Este - El País Uruguay
Facundo Verdún (Uruguay), Between free throws and prisoners - La Diaria
Farai Shawn Matiashe (Zimbabwe), Zimbabwe’s girl footballers kick back against teen pregnancy - London Evening Standard
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.
Stay tuned for the rest of the longlists!