Longlist announcement for Writing Best Column

  • March 18, 2024

LAUSANNE, March 17, 2024 - 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.

Participants with two submissions in the longlist can find both listed side by side. Here are the selected works, in alphabetical order of country:

Disclaimer: All names and information have been published as we have received them, for any corrections please contact us at info@aipsmedia.com or send us a direct message on social media @aipsmedia.


Saeedullah Safi (Afghanistan), The ongoing struggles faced by Afghan sportswomen under Taliban rule - The Afghan Times

Andres Burgo (Argentina), La indignación selectiva: ¿con qué Qatar es el enojo? - Tiempo Argentino

Ezequiel Fernández Moores (Argentina), Did you want the World Cup Qatar? - Diario La Nación

Sebastian Fest (Argentina), Thiago Seyboth Wild's mistake on his biggest day - Clay Analysis - Clay

Cristian Grosso (Argentina), Artículo 1: Messi, el héroe sin rencor. Fue calumniado, silbado y destratado, pero hoy comienza su - Diario La Nación

Florencia Silvia Mo (Argentina), Estadio Nacional, el espacio de memoria que fue protagonista en Santiago 2023 - Página/12

Marcela Mora y Araujo (Argentina), Ay pais, pais, pais | Lionel Messi is not becoming Diego Maradona – he is becoming himself - Diario ar | The Observer/Guardian

Sebastian Ignacio Torok (Argentina), Davis Cup and false promises: chronicle of a failure shared between the International Federation and - Diario La Nacion de Argentina

Emma Kemp (Australia), FIFA’s World Cup armbands are great – if you like your social causes watered down - Sydney Morning Herald

Julian Linden (Australia), Pool of Shame - The Saturday Telegraph

Shireen Ahmed (Canada), Furor over Luis Rubiales is not about a kiss, it's about women feeling safe playing a sport they love - CBC Sports

Morgan Campbell (Canada), Impact of wildfires shows sports is going to have to adapt to a new reality | First Black QB matchup in Super Bowl history represents progress, despite NFL's systemic barriers - CBC

Prabhjot Paul Singh (Canada), Discrimination against Sports Journalists belonging to ethnic media - Parvasi Media

Esteban Abarzua (Chile), The role of journalism: A gamble no one is talking about - Las Ultimas Noticias

Juan Carlos Martínez Castellar (Colombia), ‘Mochomán’, el hombre que perdió sus brazos y ahora triunfa en el deporte - El Universal

Felipe Antonio Zarruk Diazgranados (Colombia), 42 años de impunidad – Extratiempo Radio

Alaa Abdel-ghani (Egypt), Was Qatar’s World Cup ‘the best’? | Saudi soccer: Good for you - Al-Ahram Newspaper

Amr Alansary (Egypt), From Egypt's National Team to Morocco's: "The System is Down" - Rosalyoussef

Hasan Elsaadny (Egypt), "Orphans of sight" see football with their hearts - Youm7.com

Maximiliano Ndong Nzo Obono (Equatorial Guinea), La “tolerancia cero”, no afecta a la federación de las “vacas gordas”, FEGUIBASKET – Mechaap.com

Athanasios Sarris (Greece), Sportswashing: The "money bags" and the laundering through sports - Gazzetta.gr

Csaba Belénessy (Hungary), A csillagok állása és a pillangozó - Index.hu

Sujit Bhar (India), A Bid Too Soon - India Legal

Sayed Mousavi Kakavandi (Iran), on the pretext of the presence of women in Azadi Stadium; The right that reached them! | Will FIFA end IRIB's 30-year monopoly over Iran's club football?! - Jamevarzrsh News Agancy / Bistoon Sport Weekly

Daniel Mcdonnell (Ireland), The reality of a truly charmless land - Irish Independent

Neil O'Riordan (Ireland), Bettor, the devil you know; strict rules on gambling welcomed - Irish Sun

Marah Yousef (Jordan), Jordanian Cyclists Quit the Sport Due to Poor Safety Provisions – ARIJ network

Akmaral Maikozova (Kazakhstan), At whose expense is the banquet?! - Vremya

Linda Ngari (Kenya), Future Football Finance: How a UK Pyramid Scheme Spread in Kenya Conning Hundreds of Betting Enthusi - Africa Uncensored

Bernard Rotich (Kenya), Dumped at birth: The rejected baby who became star athlete - Nation Media Group Ltd

Ghina Chahwan (Lebanon), Why I Quit my Dream Job and Never Looked Back – Medium.com

Soulaimane Bakbach (Morocco), Women's Sports, Lost Memory - Taja sport

Loanny Picado (Nicaragua), ¡Adiós a la Copa Oro! Las razones detrás de la expulsión de Nicaragua - Confidencial Nicaragua

Solace Chukwu (Nigeria), For Nigeria's teen prodigies, missing the World Cup is terminal. They are the real victims – Pulse Sports

Runar Gilberg (Norway), Verdien av å vera med | The Value of Participating - Kondis

Dina Salameen (Palestine), There are no more football stars in Gaza – Raya.ps

Igor Rabiner (Russia), Renunciation of the "Mountain Eagle". Igor Rabiner - on the situation with Yelena Isinbayeva - Sport-Express

Najeeb Aljedaawi (Saudi Arabia), Save them so they don't live under the mercy of their feelings - Alyaum newspaper

Hmoud Faleh Alsubaie (Saudi Arabia), “Abu Al-Tati”... Hamza and Malaab Al-Banna! - Alriyadh newspaper

Daniel Gallan (South Africa), The Springboks didn't do it for you. They did it for us - RugbyPass +

Firdose Moonda (South Africa), 'I can't change my body structure. Everybody is not going to be slim' - ESPN

Pablo Juanarena (Spain), Texto para una entrada de un partido de fútbol - Marca

Orfeo Suárez (Spain), El talón de Aquiles está en las pelotas - El Mundo

Salem Baoum (Sudan), Sudanese football amid war - Sudan Football Newspaper

Hiam Salih (Sudan), Long live peace, not war - Remuntada

Svitlana Shevchenko (Ukraine), Muhammad Ali from Donetsk: how the only Soviet world heavyweight champion did`t want to win by knock - Tribuna.com

Oliver Brown (UK), Spain's glory was hijacked by attention-seeking man - The Daily Telegraph

Jon Holmes (UK), Qatar 2022 is gaslighting LGBTQ+ people - New Statesman

Steve Menary (UK), Spree of buying clubs threatens football integrity - PlaytheGame.org

Steven Price (UK), No World Cup Titles For Teams With Foreign Head Coaches, But They’ve Won Everything Else - Forbes

Suzanne Wrack (UK), Luis Rubiales’ actions are not abnormal, they are symptomatic of the system - The Guardian

Rich Perelman (USA), With the best of intentions, the IOC has lost its way - TheSportsExaminer.com

Mohamed Albahri (Yemen), Sports keep Yemen alive – Al-ryada.net


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