AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020: Writing Best Column Shortlist

  • February 17, 2021

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LAUSANNE, February 17, 2021 - AIPS is proud to announce the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020 Writing Best Column Shortlist in alphabetical order of country. Find out more about the voting stages here.

L'AIPS est heureux de vous annoncer la liste restreinte dans la catégorie meilleure Chronique écrite dans l'ordre alphabétique de pays. Veuillez trouver plus d'informations sur les étapes du vote ICI.

AIPS se complace en anunciar la lista corta en Prensa Escrita Mejor Columna, en orden alfabético por país. Más información sobre las etapas de votación acá.


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Maher Mezahi (Algeria), Why are there no African coaches in Europe’s top football leagues? - African Arguments

Martin Macchiavello (Argentina), What you’ve never been told about Heysel disaster - Diario Deportivo Olé

Roberto Parrottino (Argentina), Juvenile suicides: when there is no way out between the pressure to reach First Division and the disappointment to be released - Tiempo Argentino

Samantha Lewis (Australia), W-League grand final offered an answer to football's existential question – The Guardian

Esteban Abarzua (Chile), We used our love so much it broke - Las Últimas Noticias

Yujia Dou (China), He took a shot put to the frontline of the war on COVID-19 - Track & Field Camp

Juntao Zhou (China), China wheelchair basketball: From REAL to real - Netease

Fanis Makrides (Cyprus), Cyprus Football in the shadows: Hidden companies in the Virgin Islands and the Seychelles with contracts worth millions - ToThemaOnline

Panos Kostopoulos (Greece), The desert, a fence and a constant battle against racism: the Iñaki Williams story - These Football Times

Vasilis Sambrakos (Greece), Kenteris Thanou: Why they did not run, while they could, in 2004. And why still they are silent -

Shantanu Srivastava (India), MS Dhoni retires: Cricketing legend and inscrutable enigma who launched a million middle class dreams -

Anand Vasu (India), The finisher ends: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, cricket’s great outsider - The Economic Times

Afsoon Hazrati (Iran), We belong to “THIS” football - Zanan-e-Emrooz

Emanuela Audisio (Italy), Alex Zanardi: The Superman of the Via Emilia who forced pity to turn away - La Repubblica

Lorenzo Longhi (Italy), The dark side of Italy 90 World Cup - Treccani

Petz Lahure (Luxembourg), The attempted rescue of Tokyo 2020, Tageblatt

Vikneswaran Raman (Malaysia), Why the fuss over Olympic sports at Vietnam SEA Games? - Bernama, Malaysian National News Agency

Avineshwaran Taharumalengam (Malaysia), Kick out the racists in football - The Star Media Group

Loanny Picado (Nicaragua), Playing with death among a pandemic - La Lupa

Solace Chukwu (Nigeria), Can an African team ever challenge for the World Cup again? - Goal

Andreea Giuclea (Romania), How do we reconcile the legend of Kobe Bryant with sexual abuse allegations -

Alexey Avdokhin (Russia), Now the world is sure that Russian sport is a complete fraud. And this is true -

Daniel Gallan (South Africa), South Africa World Cup win is a beacon of hope but it doesn’t change problems that still grip a nation - London Evening Standard

Enrique Ballester (Spain), The home football pitch - El Periódico de Catalunya

Dina Asher-Smith (UK), Think racism hasn’t affected me? It’s there almost every day - The Telegraph, Women's Sport Monthly

Oliver Brown (UK), Greatest loss is sport's inability to provide joy in dark times - The Daily Telegraph

Jason Burt (UK), Rashford's intelligent activism puts society and Government to shame - The Daily Telegraph

Andrew Downie (UK), Pelé at 80: A true great battling for due supremacy in the era of Lionel Messi - The Times

Steve Menary (UK), Friendly matches between clubs are wide open for match-fixing -

Suzanne Wrack (UK), What Sergio Agüero did to Sian Massey-Ellis was not OK, just ask any woman - The Guardian

Alan Abrahamson (USA), This year of living dangerously, and surely the Olympics can and should be reimagined -

Erica Block (USA), A pitch got away from Ben Heller. Why was the Yankees’ reliever ejected? - Pinstripe Alley

Eddie Comeaux (USA), Five ways to advance racial justice in college sports - Forbes

Rich Perelman (USA), LANE ONE: After 79 years, the Paralympic Games deserves to have the world stage to itself…in 2027 -

Steven Selthoffer (USA), Deep state: deep inside Olympic Sports-Sun Yang vs WADA - Sport Integrity Initiative UK

Juan Sayago (Venezuela), The strength of Israel Rubio, today from exile - Triángulo Deportivo


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