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Nominations announced for Laureus World Sports Awards 2021


LONDON, February 24, 2021 – The world’s sports media have cast their votes and the Nominees for the 22nd annual Laureus World Sports Awards are revealed today.

The greatest sportsmen, sportswomen and teams will discover in the next few months if they have won a prestigious Laureus Statuette. This year the Laureus Awards will not be presented at an open ceremony, but individually to winners due to the continuing global pandemic. The winners will be announced in May as part of a ‘Virtual’ Awards event.

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AIPS Sport Media Awards to announce longlists for each category


LAUSANNE, February 2, 2021 – In a year that witnessed the unprecedented shut down of sporting events across the world, the AIPS Sport Media Awards remained a significant proof that sports media excellence will always prevail even in the face of adversity.

The third edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards received a record 1871 submissions (in 34 different languages) from 129 different countries with the AIPS EC members and Awards jurors raving about their incredibly high quality. After two months of intense deliberation, AIPS is happy to announce the completion of the first judging stage.

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“Not if but how”: AIPS panelists fuel optimism for Tokyo 2020


LAUSANNE, January 27, 2021 – The countdown to the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games has been overwhelmed by more doubts than expectations due to the persistent coronavirus pandemic that has altered everyday life, with organisers spending the eve of “six months to go” vehemently dismissing cancellation reports.

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AIPS Looking for Young Reporters to Cover 2021 World University Games


AIPS is selecting young journalists (19-25 years of age) for the sixth edition of the Young Reporters Program, that will be delivered at the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games from August 18-29.

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At 109 years old, Robert Marchand challenges Covid: “Those who play sports clutter up hospitals less”


PARIS, December 21, 2020 - On November 26, as always, Robert Marchand celebrated his birthday on a bicycle, but this time, for his 109th birthday, it was on an exercise bike. Like all French people, Robert Marchand had to respect the confinement which prohibited him from going out for sports more than a kilometer from his home.

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IOC President Bach to stand unopposed for re-election in 2021


LAUSANNE, December 1, 2020 – Thomas Bach will stand unopposed next year for a second term as president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the governing body confirmed on Tuesday (1 December).

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AIPS Members: Vote for the Champions of 2020


Dear Colleague,

The year 2020 has been an exceptional one for sport and sports journalism because of the Covid-19 pandemic. In spite of a calendar riddled with suspensions, postponements and cancellations, several sporting events were still organised and concluded, albeit under very specific conditions. As a mark of respect for the preparation and efforts of all the professional athletes, AIPS opens its usual end-of-the-year poll to choose the very best from a peculiar year of sport.

AIPS members from all over the world can vote for the Best Athletes and Team of 2020.

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AIPS Sport Media Awards’ third edition confirms global interest with high participation


LAUSANNE, November 11, 2020 - In an extraordinarily complicated year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the AIPS Sport Media Awards can proudly announce that the third edition, whose submission period closed last Monday, will showcase 1871 works (in 34 different languages) coming from 129 different countries.

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AIPS Sports Media Award Deadline - November 9


As we approach the deadline of November 9, the third edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards is already considered a massive success both in terms of global interest and overall quality.

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Applications open for Chengdu 2021 FISU-AIPS Young Reporters Programme


LAUSANNE, October 19, 2020 – The International University Sports Federation has opened applications for the sixth edition of the Young Reporters Programme, that will be delivered at the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games from 18-29 August next year.

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Reminder: AIPS Sports Media Award Submissions Due Before November 9


Submissions for this year's AIPS Sport Media Awards are due before November 9 in the following categories:

  • Photography
  • Writing
  • Video
  • Audio
  • Young Reporters.
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Important announcement: Deadline extended for AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020 submissions


LAUSANNE, September 2, 2020 - As a goodwill gesture to all the colleagues that are still battling with the tougher working conditions in the post COVID-19 scenario, the AIPS Sport Media Awards have decided to extend the deadline for submissions until November 9.

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