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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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Are you a young reporter under 30? Here’s what you need to know about the AIPS Sport Media Awards


LAUSANNE, August 19, 2020 - The AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020 are open to submissions. Professional journalists from all over the world can participate in the nine categories, while the young reporters competing in their dedicated category will have the chance to win a scholarship to cover a top sports event.

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Christine Brennan: “Sports journalists play a unique role in covering this huge story“


From AIPS Media

LAUSANNE, July 9, 2020 - A handful of questions that only time could answer, has been at the heart of Christine Brennan's speech on the World Sports Journalists Day. The US columnist whose lucid analysis have appeared on USA Today, CNN, ABC News, took the virtual stage at the 1st AIPS World e-Conference on July 2, together with Editors-in-Chief from all over the world.

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AIPS launches new digital seminar to address gender inequality


LAUSANNE, July 8, 2020 - Statistics have shown that majority of journalism students are female, yet bylines and newsrooms remain male-dominated. From pay disparity to sexual harrassment, the challenges women are having to face on the job are glaring, but even the limited progress that has been made so far on gender equality and women’s rights is now being threatened by the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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From Depression, To Blindness, To Fantasy Football and Beyond: My Journey Continues


By Dominick Petrillo


Before starting with the following story of my life and in some sense downturn and redemption, I would like to state I am not a professional writer yet. I am a determined sports enthusiast; I love to write, doing so to the best of my abilities. I would also like to share a quick story about my development, something I did not learn until later in life.

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Blind Sportscaster Wants to Share His Story


To say that Bryce Weiler has overcome adversity in his life is a massive understatement.

He was born four months prematurely and developed an eye condition called retinopathy of prematurity that caused blindness. But that didn't stop Bryce.

After college, Bryce began developing programs for fans with disabilities, including the Field of Dreams. The first teams to join him in his work were the Baltimore Orioles and the New Britain Bees baseball teams. Partnering with the owner of the Bees, he then co-founded for the Beautiful Lives Project.

Bryce would like to spread the word about Beautiful Lives Project and would make a great guest for any sports talk show or podcast. You can reach Bryce at, or at 812-899-5673.

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