Top 20 - Writing and weblog

  • December 03, 2018

The first edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards received an outstanding total of 1273 submissions from 119 nations around the globe. In submitting their work for consideration for the eight categories of the AIPS awards, colleagues from across the globe engaged in a dialogue of sporting excellence. Such dialogue is crucial in highlighting the importance of sports media and the need to invest in its culture and independence.

AIPS is honored to announce the TOP 20 submissions in the following categories in alphabetical order:



AKARSH SHARMA, Indian football's age of deceit,   Livemint (India)

BEHNAZ MIRMOTAHARIAN, Women in "Azadi",   Iran Varzeshi (Iran)

DUMITRU GRAUR, Tears of an old commentator,   Sport in Romania   (Romania)

FRANCESCO CAREMANI, C’è qualcosa che non va nel giornalismo sportivo (ma c’è futuro) (There's something wrong with sport journalism, but there is hope),   Il Foglio (web) (Italy)

GERGELY CSURKA, En edes Katinkam (My sweet Katinka),   Nemzeti Sport (Switzerland)

HALVOR EKELAND, Where did the football kids go?,   Aftenposten (Norway)

IGOR RABINER, The Athletes or the Slaves? Rabiner Against of Boycotting Olympics,   Sport-Express (Russia)

JEAN-MICHEL BROCHEN, Ombre et lumiere (Shadow and light),   Le Magazine l'Equipe (France)

JOAQUÍN MAROTO, Las escuchas secretas de la Guardia Civil (The secret recordings of the Guardia Civil),   AS (Spain)

JOHANNES NEDO, Der den Ball frisst (Making the ball his own),   Tagesspiegel (Germany)

KOH JINHYOUN, 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the spirit of Ekecheiria,   The Daily Sports Seoul (Korea, Republic Of)

MALAK HASAN, Women’s Sports: Major Challenges and Two Key Solutions,   This Week in Palestine (Palestine)

MARELISE VAN DER MERWE, The economy of sport - and 6 gender myths stunting growth,   Fin24 (South Africa)

MICHAEL TEGUH ADIPUTRA SIAHAAN, Sepak bola meniti mimpi, berkacalah pada Jerman (Football is dreaming, refer to Germany),   Lembaga Kantor Berita Nasional Antara (Indonesia)

MOHAMED FANGAR,   يمة صلاح = الصيد البحري.. الفوسفاط = حقوق نقل البروميير ليغ.. صناعة السيارات = عشرة لاعبين (Salah’s Worth = Maritime Fishing Revenue), (Morocco)

MOTEZ BISHARA, NFL players learning how not to go broke -- with the help of MBAs,   CNN (United Kingdom)

OLIVER BROWN, Gymnast Biles' abuse scandal is lesson unlearned,   The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom)

OWUSU ANSAH DOE, A tale of Kwame Nkrumah, Ohene Djan and Real Republikans,   AlfOwusu   (Ghana)

SERGIO HEREDIA, Bumerán (Boomerang),   La Vanguardia (Spain)

VICENTE DATTOLI, Sem legado (No legacy),   Jornal de Brasília (Brazil)


ACHIM DREIS, "Wir helfen ihnen, sie helfen uns" (“We help them and they help us”),   Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS) (Germany)

AIMEE LEWIS, How to build a rugby player,   CNN (United Kingdom)

ANDRES BURGO, The sorcerer of Messi and the Argentine team to qualify for Russia,   El País (America edition) (Argentina)

ANTJE WINDMANN, Der Mensch im Trikot,   DER SPIEGEL (Germany)

CHRISTOF GERTSCH, 9.79 / Der gefallene Star (The fallen star),   Das Magazin/Tamedia (Switzerland)

DAVID RUIZ DE LA TORRE, Las raíces italianas de Messi: En un pueblo italiano, al pie de las montañas... (Messi's Italian roots: in an Italian village, at the foot of the mountains),   MARCA (Spain)

EVGENY SLYUSARENKO, "Yeltsin drank a couple of glasses and promised: everyone will be given cars and apartments",   "Чемпионат"/Championat (Russia)

FIIFI ANAMAN, Grand Ma Minka's boy: The story of Akwasi Frimpong,   Business Insider Africa (Ghana)

FILIPPO MARIA RICCI, A trip to Liberia into the President's house,   SportWeek/Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy)

FRITZ NEUMANN, Sexual Abuse in Skiing: 'The Coaches Divided Up the 15- to- 20-Year-Old Girls' ("Sie haben sich die,   Der Standard (Austria)

JAMES MONTAGUE, Leading Serbia at World Cup, Nemanja Matic Has One Foot Rooted at Home,   New York Times (Serbia)

JOSÉ IGNACIO PÉREZ HERNÁNDEZ, "Yo jugué al fútbol en Auschwitz" ("I played football in Auschwitz"),   MARCA (Spain)

MUFEED RIZVI, The Gangster Who Ran The Distance,   Ahmedabad Mirror (India)

OLUWASHINA OKELEJI, Victor Moses - the asylum-seeking orphan who conquered the Premier League,   BBC Sports - African Football (Nigeria)

PAUL RADLEY, Special report: the stars of street cricket,   The National (United Arab Emirates)

SCOTT GLEESON, Transgender Athletes Highlight Olympian Disagreement,   USA TODAY (United States of America)

SERGIO HEREDIA, ¿Qué significa Messi? (What does Messi mean?),   La Vanguardia (Spain)

SUSAN NINAN, India's rugby revolution,   ESPN (India)

YIWEI WANG, “叛国”斗士赢回尊重多难? 安贤洙无法掌控的命运 (Exclusive: How Viktor Ahn missed out on his chance for redemption in PyeongChang) ,   Tencent (China)

ZSUZSA DR. CSISZTU, Egy erős nő - A Strong Woman - portrait about Kati Szabó, former Four Time Gymnastic Olympic Champio,   Presztizs Sport Magazin (Hungary)


AKINBODE OGUNTUYI, Sad Ikeme News and the Hidden Consequences for Nigeria, (Nigeria)

ANASTASIA SOLOVYEVA, Золото севера. Обзор полётного чемпионата мира в Оберстдорфе (The Gold of the North. Overview of the FIS Ski FlightWorld Championships in Oberstdorf),   Sportsru (Russia)

CARLOS HERNÁNDEZ, Argentina Taekwondo Open 2018 causó impacto en su 5 ta edición (Argentina Taekwondo Open 2018 made an impact in its fifth edition), (Venezuela)

GIDEON KOFI NYAMEKYE, Stephen Appiah: The Meteoric Rise of an Urchin to a Soccer Churchill , (Ghana)

JAMES M DORSEY, Parallels between Turkish soccer and general elections could prove uncanny,   Middeast Soccer (Singapore)

JHON OSORIO, Tour 2018 – Día 12: El día que Egan se graduó (Tour 2018 - Day 12: The day in which Egan graduated) ,   El rincón de JJ/Blogs El Espectador (Colombia)

JOSE RODRIGUEZ, Vida en medio de muerte subita (Life in the midst of sudden death),   Capitanes de Arecibo BSN (Puerto Rico)

JUAN CARLOS ROSALES MIELES, Pierre de Haiti a Francia y al mundo (Pierre of Haiti aims from France and the world) , (Argentina)

KAZUYUKI YAMAGUCHI, Le Journal Sportive, (Japan)


MA DEXING, 我所亲历的这些年精英青少年足球》系列报道 (The Years of Elite Youth Football I Have Experienced"),   Dexingshe-official (China)

MARCOS PAULO SOUZA LIMA, Blog Drible de Corpo (Body Dribble),   Correio Braziliense (Brazil)

MICAELA PISERCHIA, El patín no es cuestión de nenas (Figure skating is not a matter for girls),   Argentina Amateur Deporte (Argentina)

MIRIAM TERRUZZI, Spirito del Lupo (Spirit of the Wolf),   E mi alzo sui pedali (Italy)

NICK BUTLER, Nick Butler: There is a gap between the values sport has, wants to have and should have, (United Kingdom)

ROBERT LIVINGSTONE, BidWeek: As 2026 Olympic Bid Race Begins To Collapse, IOC Must Stop Talking And Do Something, (Canada)

STEFAN NESTLER, Everest-Ski-Permit – eine Farce! (Everest Ski Permit - a farce!),   Abenteuer Sport - Blog der Deutschen Welle (DW) (Germany)

UBALDO SCANAGATTA, Serena…Ramos aveva ragione! Osaka, che campionessa! (Ramos was right in Serena’s controversy! Osaka, what a champion!) , (Italy)

YIN MA, Exclusive! A Wechat log between two legendary women, Lang Ping and Li Yan, highlighting their resiliance,   We Love Volley (China)

YIN MA, Exclusive Interview! The More Splendid, the More Silent. Zhu Ting: With Such Fames, Keep it Better i,   We Love Volley (China)


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