Top 10 announcement for Writing Best Colour Piece

  • April 10, 2023

LAUSANNE, April 10, 2023 - With less than one month left to celebrate world's sport media excellence, AIPS is proud to announce the names of the top ten journalists who competed in the Writing Best Colour Piece category of the Fifth edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards. The chosen journalists passed a strict selection and will be on the roster of potential finalists, expecting the three names to be unveiled on April 18, 2023.

The list may contain more than 10 journalists because of ties in the voting.

The lists, published in alphabetical order by last name, are now available:

Riath Al-Samarrai (UK), ‘They put me on suicide watch... I went to the station to step in front of a train’ - Daily Mail
Dariusz Faron (Poland), First victory, then psychiatric hospital - Wirtualna Polska
Sebastian Fest (Argentina), Federer and Nadal, or everything a photo says (and hides) - Vanity Fair
Matthias Fiedler (Germany), Brake in the head - Der Spiegel
David Gardner (USA), How a former NBA player and activist became a far-right media darling - Washington Post
Chris Howells (UK), Five Nations 1972: A championship abandoned & an emotionally charged return in Dublin - BBC Sport
Kouagheu Josiane (Cameroon), AFCON 2022: “Football makes me forget the Boko Haram attacks for a few hours” - Le Monde Afrique
Bernt Jakob Oksnes (Norway), A sick skiing nation - Dagbladet
Matt Rendell (UK), Juan Jose Florian: Colombia’s Para-cycling ‘superhero’ and his dramatic life story – BBC
Adam Williams (USA), An Indigenous Women’s Softball Team Beats Opponents, and male chauvinist - The New York Times

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Following this Top 10, we will announce the finalists.

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

Stay tuned for the rest of the Top 10!


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