Longlist announcement for Young Reporters Writing

  • March 18, 2024

LAUSANNE, March 17, 2024 - 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.

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.


Salma Niazi (Afghanistan), Salma Niazi: A beacon of resilience and hope for Afghan Women - The Afghan Times

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

Camila Alves (Brazil), Pelé's hidden story: how the King changed a country's routine with just one training session - Grupo Globo

Carlos Vinicius Amorim Silva (Brazil), Na era da saúde mental, metade dos clubes do Brasileirão não tem psicólogos no time profissional - North Star Network (Trivela)

Lukas Weese (Canada), College squash’s most storied rivalry? Origins of Harvard vs. Trinity - The Athletic

Yibo Cao (China), Interview: U.S. basketball no longer sole dominant team, says Kerr - Xinhua News Agency

Wufei Yu (China), Miracle for Wild Ball and Cantonese Indigeneity: The underdog champion of Chinese college basketball - Sanlian Lifeweek Magazine

Pascal Gillen (Germany), „Du weinst alleine“: Kim Olafsson über den schmerzhaften Abschied vom Profifußball - Tageblatt

Owuraku Ampofo (Ghana), About That Game: Uruguay 1-1 Ghana (2010) - Media General

Esther Owusua Appiah-fei (Ghana), Is this the end for Ghana’s first skatepark? - Okay Africa

Emmanuel Ayamga (Ghana), Ghana's female footballers open up on mental health - Pulse Ghana

Panagiota Chalkia (Greece), Peanut Tuitele: Three points on abuse and alcohol with a timeout - Metromedia AE

Sanket Jain (India), In Kolhapur, athletes get that sinking feeling - People's Archive of Rural India

Niharika Raina (India), De-bloat powder, home-cooked food at the centre of Rishabh Pant's nutrition powered recovery - IANS

Sruthi Ravindranath (India), Health hazards: why cricket is tougher for women in more ways than you might think - ESPNcricinfo

Jyoti Yadav (India), Indian rugby isn’t elite or male. Sweety, Beauty, Sapna from rural Bihar rule the field - ThePrint

Francesco Gottardi (Italy), Football, where nobody could play before - Il Foglio

Meshack Kisenge (Kenya), Heri Milongo: The unsung hero transforming lives through football at the Kakuma Refugee Camp - Mozzart Sport

Tabby Nashipae (Kenya), The Healing Power of Cycling: How Azu found a new purpose after losing his father - Mozzart Sport

Michel Doodeman (Netherlands), Haaland, de mens (Haaland, the man) - Hard Gras

Raghad Abo Safyah (Palestine), Abu Khadija, from the green rectangle to a jail cell - Albaladfm.ps

Piotr Przyborowski (Poland), Will a carpenter, an electrician and company conquer the UEFA Europa Conference League? - Meczyki.pl, Warta Poznań

Jose Encarnacion (Puerto Rico), La otra recta final de los caballos en el Hipódromo Camarero - Centro de Periodismo Investigativo

Vladislav Netyaev (Russia), Faster, Higher, Grayer. Russia spends millions of rubles to buy elite housing for athletes. - Transparency International — Russia in Exile

Stefan Kosanović (Serbia), Sports psychologist Sasa Sredanovic falsely presents herself to the public - Seecheck

Leonard Solms (South Africa), Wigan's Steven Caulker hopes lessons from addiction will make him a better manager - ESPN

Maurício Alencar (UK), City Football Group’s purchase of Brazilian club Bahia: The inside story - The Athletic

Jack Bantock (UK), For nearly 50 years, only Black men caddied The Masters. One day, they all but vanished - CNN

Alasdair Howorth (UK), Banyana Banyana: How South Africa emerged from apartheid to shine on the world stage - CNN

Chloe Merrell (UK), Uganda’s Mary Cholhok: ‘Netball transformed my life into something amazing’ - The Guardian

George Ramsay (UK), After a breakthrough year, distance runner Dominic Lobalu is in a race for national identity - CNN

Issy Ronald (UK), Brand it like Beckham: How has this World Cup affected the ‘brands’ associated with it? - CNN


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