AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020: Top 5 for each senior category

  • March 19, 2021

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LAUSANNE, March 19, 2021 - The winners of the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020 will be announced during a virtual ceremony scheduled for Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm CET at the magnificent Stables of the Vigevano Castle. All senior categories offer money prize (US$ 8,000 for the first place, US$ 3,000 for the second place, US$ 2,000 for the third place).

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AIPS is proud to announce the Top 5 of the eight senior categories competing in the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020 edition in alphabetical order of country. Find out more about the voting stages here.

L'AIPS est heureux de vous annoncer la liste des 5 premiers nominés dans les huit catégories seniors ayant participé à l'édition 2020 du « AIPS Sport Media Awards » dans l'ordre alphabétique de pays. Veuillez trouver plus d'informations sur les étapes du vote ICI.

AIPS se complace en anunciar los 5 mejores de las ocho categorías senior que compiten en la edición 2020 de los AIPS Sport Media Awards en orden alfabético por país. Más información sobre las etapas de votación acá. 

NOTE*: The list may contain more than 5 submissions because of ties after the vote.


Tracey Holmes (Australia), The Ticket - Black Lives Matter and Athletes' Right to Protest - ABC

Moritz Cassalette (Germany), Enke-life and tragedy of a goalkeeper - NDR2, Norddeutscher Rundfunk

Dario Ricci (Italy), Italy 4 – 3 West Germany: The match of an entire nation - Radio24-IlSole24Ore

Boštjan Reberšak and Franci Pavšer (Slovenia), Back to the future: Mt. Everest - RTV Slovenija, Radio Slovenija, Val202

Pablo Juanarena (Spain), How long does mourning have to last? Sport has the answer - MARCA

Sanny Rudravajhala and Mark Crossley (UK), Out of our League - BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Sounds


Adam Pretty (Australia), Climbings Olympic debut - Getty Images

Roman Vondrouš (Czech Republic), Football fans of Bohemians Prague 1905 during the coronavirus pandemic - Czech News Agency

Odd Andersen (Norway), Spectacular crash of Wang Xiaofei - AFP

Roman Kruchinin (Russia), Skateboard in Kazan - Extreme Magazine

Clive Brunskill (UK), Kings & Queens of Swing - Getty Images

Alan Crowhurst (UK), The sport of kings - Getty Images



Dzianis Kastsiuchenka (Belarus), Dangerous game - Belarusian Telegraph Agency

Manjunath Kiran (India), Spring in the step - AFP/NDTV Sports

Andrzej Grygiel (Poland), Crash - Polish Press Agency

Eduardo Alvarez del Fresno (Spain), Until the last breath - Zuma Press

Richard Heathcote (UK), Redemption punch - Boxing News

Andrew Bernstein (USA), LeBron walking on air - NBAE/Getty Images


Pierre Deprez (Belgium), Piotr Van Montagu: An archer (not) like the others - Rtbf

Nicolas Delloye (France), Meet Aaron Wheelz Fotheringham the godfather of extreme wheelchair sports - Olympic Channel

Jermain Raffington, Peta Jenkin and Mehdi Benhadj-Djilali (Germany), Sadio Mané - Made in Senegal -

Bawuah Juliet (Ghana), Pursuit in passion in kids' gloves: Prince 'The Buzz' Larbie takes early steps to greatness - TV3 Network

Maziyar Koopidar (Iran),Don’t tell me I can’t - YouTube Maziyar Koopidar

Lewis Johnson (USA), Gift of life - NBC Sports and USA Track & Field TV


Jean-Marie Goussard (France), Red Blood - Canal+

Marc Sauvourel (France), Out of the rain - Canal+

Grit Hartmann, Nick Butler & Hajo Seppelt (Germany), Doping Top Secret: The Lord of the Lifters. The Destruction of an Olympic sport - ARD Sportschau

Patrick Oberli (Switzerland), Fixed! A football comedy - Ziggosport TV

Louis Myles (UK), Stop the tour - BT Sport

Joe Heslinga (USA), Foosballers - ESPN



Yueshan Zhang (China), I, robot, ping pong - Xinhua News Agency

Nicolas Delloye (France), After unspeakable sadness, Skujyte finds redemption in reallocated medal - Olympic Channel

Hassen Guedioura (France), Ines Ibbou's open letter to Dominic Thiem -

David Sandona (France), Thierry Corbalan, the Corsican dolphin - France Télévisions, France3

Wan Muiz (Malaysia), 10 centimetre - Astro Arena

Juliet Mafua (Nigeria), Dambe: the Nigerian combat sport with worldwide aspirations - BBC

Stuart Pollitt (UK), Rob Burrow: my year with MND - BBC Breakfast



Julian Linden and Jessica Halloran (Australia), Katia's story: On thin ice - News Corp Australia

Matthias Fiedler (Germany), The Defiant Ones - Der Spiegel

Lars Spannagel (Germany), The time is ripe - Der Tagesspiegel    

Bernt Jakob Oksnes (Norway), Mom is dying - Dagbladet

Didem Tali (Turkey), How wheelchair basketball changed these women's lives - National Geographic



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

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 -

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

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

These are the Top 5 finalists for each category.

What happens next: In the fifth and last voting stage of the AIPS Sport Media Awards, the Jury will meet and jurors will vote the first, second and third. The decision of the podium will be kept secret until the ceremony of March 22.


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