Shortlist announcement for Best Column 2023

  • March 28, 2024

LAUSANNE, March 28, 2024 - The AIPS Sport Media Awards are pleased to announce the shortlist for the Writing Best Column 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:


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

Marcela Mora y Araujo (Argentina), Ay pais, pais, pais - Diario ar

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

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 - CBC

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

Alaa Abdel-ghani (Egypt), Was Qatar’s World Cup ‘the best’? - Al-Ahram Newspaper

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

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

Sayed Mousavi Kakavandi (Iran), Will FIFA end IRIB's 30-year monopoly over Iran's club football?! - Jamevarzrsh News Agancy / Bistoon Sport Weekly

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

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

Runar Gilberg (Norway), The Value of Participating - Kondis

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

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

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

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

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

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 -


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