Shortlist announcement for Writing Best Colour Piece
LAUSANNE, March 27, 2023 - The AIPS Sport Media Awards are pleased to announce the shortlist for the Writing Best Colour Piece category.
The shortlist represents the second judging stage and is based on the preferences of the AIPS Executive Committee members.
Find out more about the judging stages here.
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Here are the selected works, in alphabetical order of country:
WRITING BEST COLOUR PIECE:
Sebastian Fest (Argentina), Federer and Nadal, or everything a photo says (and hides) - Vanity Fair
Sebastián Torok (Argentina), Federer. The elegance of a body in harmony: the legacy of the vulnerable tennis player who moved us - Diario La Nación
Julian Linden (Australia), The truth behind swimming's historic trans vote - News Corp Australia
Jeremy Story Carter (Australia), Death of a Footy Club - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Will Swanton (Australia), What a bloody privilege - The Australian
Kouagheu Josiane (Cameroon), AFCON 2022: “Football makes me forget the Boko Haram attacks for a few hours” - Le Monde Afrique
Devin Heroux (Canada), Inside the mind of Canada's Mikaël Kingsbury, the greatest moguls skier in history - CBC
Danilo Díaz (Chile), The penalty that was charged from Santiago - Revista Tribuna Andes
Wufei Yu (China), Eileen Gu: Normal Upbringing - Sanlian Life Week Magazine
Matthias Fiedler (Germany), Brake in the head - Der Spiegel
Manuela Harant (Germany), The great sport taboo - Südwest Presse
Jamie Alter (India), On daily allowance of Rs 100, Uttarakhand cricketers worse off than unskilled workers - News9
Flavia Cappellini (Italy), First flight: The Gaza Sunbirds cycling team - Rouleur
Christopher Reive (New Zealand), The bullied kid who's aiming for the top of the world - NZME / New Zealand Herald
Anders Christiansen (Norway), World Cup ticket to death - Verdens Gang
Bernt Jakob Oksnes (Norway), A sick skiing nation - Dagbladet
Dariusz Faron (Poland), First victory, then psychiatric hospital - Wirtualna Polska
Andreea Giuclea (Romania), The Summer of David Popovici - DoR (Decât o Revistă)
Igor Sergeyev (Russia), Nigeria’s top football league is a mystery where teams almost never win away. A football anomaly - Sports.ru
Alexandra Vladimirova (Russia), Nadya Karpova: The Russia striker speaking out against war in Ukraine – BBC
Adrian Ephraim (South Africa), The athlete that God fuels - New Frame
David Álvarez (Spain), Ukraine football war - El País
Xabier Fortes López (Spain), “I was shocked to see my knee cut from side to side” - Diario AS
Martín Mucha (Spain), Rafael Nadal, a story of pain - El Mundo
José Ignacio Pérez Hernández (Spain), Children rescued by a balloon – Marca
Riath Al-Samarrai (UK), ‘They put me on suicide watch... I went to the station to step in front of a train’ - Daily Mail
Nick Hope (UK), From fighting for silverware, to fighting for survival - Viktoriia Marachuk - Ukrainian orphan, Para - Women's Sports Alliance (WSA)
Chris Howells (UK), Five Nations 1972: A championship abandoned & an emotionally charged return in Dublin - BBC Sport
Duncan Mackay (UK), Emil Zatopek still haunted by Russians half a century after paying the prize for standing up to them - Insidethegames.biz
Matt Rendell (UK), Juan Jose Florian: Colombia’s Para-cycling ‘superhero’ and his dramatic life story – BBC
Don Riddell (UK), Amir Assadollahzadeh: Fearing torture and possible execution, Iranian powerlifter quit team in Norway and ran for his life - CNN
Hannah Ryan (UK), Their club became the richest in the world. But these fans are worried at what it means for Newcastle - CNN
David Gardner (USA), How a former NBA player and activist became a far-right media darling - Washington Post
Adam Williams (USA), An Indigenous Women’s Softball Team Beats Opponents, and male chauvinist - The New York Times
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Following this shortlist, we will announce the top 10 and subsequently the finalists.
The final ceremony will take place in Seoul on May 9, 2023.
Stay tuned for the rest of the shortlists!