AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020: special mention for best Covid submissions

LAUSANNE, March 20, 2021 – In a very specific year where the Pandemic has affected the world of sports, the AIPS Sport Media Awards Jury have decided to dedicate a special mention to the best submissions related to Covid-19 impact in the world of sport. The following submissions will be presented on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm CET at the magnificent Stables of the Vigevano Castle during the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020 Virtual Ceremony.

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AUDIO
Isabelle Langé (France) The psychological consequences of postponing the Olympic games on athletes – RTL

PHOTOGRAPHY SPORT ACTION 
Edward Whitaker (UK) Horse racing during the coronavirus pandemic – Racing Post
Alexander Hassenstein (Germany) Only the Sky is watching – Getty Images
Fabrice Coffrini (Switzerland) Zurich: Women’s relay in an empty stadium – AFP

PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO
Andrey Golovanov (Russia) Train at home – Team of Russia Magazine
Barbora Reichova (Czech Republic) Unbreakable Olympians – Media House – Czech Olympic Team
Pim Ras (The Netherlands) That’s how inventive Dutch top athletes train in quarantine! –  AD Sportwereld

VIDEO DOCUMENTARY
Thomas Glavany (France) Basta! – Canal+
Mario Kottkamp (Germany) They say. They do. Thank you. – ARD
Eike Schulz (Germany) Olympics in the pandemic – One year before Tokyo – ZDF

SHORT FEATURE
Rene-Victoria Ekounga (Cameroon) Joel Ndzana, footballer-shoemaker – Canal+ International
Novella Calligaris (Italy) #ITrainAtHome – Rainews24
Bazly Azmi (Malaysia) The stranded champion – Astro Arena
Wen Shu (China) My hometown, my motherland – Xinhua News Agency

BEST COLOUR PIECE
Jose Encarnacio (Puerto Rico) Selling dreams to Puerto Rico’s young ballplayers – Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI)
Samanth Subramanian (UK) Over and over and over again: Jimmy Anderson keeps on running – 1843 Magazine
Filippo Maria Ricci (Italy) A ray of sunshine. And football also returns to Spain – La Gazzetta dello Sport
Aimee Lewis (UK)  Tennis may not survive’ coronavirus pandemic CNN International

BEST COLUMN 
Enrique Ballester (Spain) The home football pitch – El Periódico de Catalunya
Loanny Picado (Nicaragua) Playing with death among a pandemic – La Lupa
Alan Abrahamson (USA) This year of living dangerously, and surely the Olympics can and should be reimagined – 3wiresports.com

YOUNG REPORTERS BROADCASTING 
Mohammad Farahpour (Iran) Football and Coronavirus: A Passion Put On Hold – Football 120 TV Show – IRIB Varzesh
Chidiebere Anugwolu (Nigeria) Covid-19 lockdown : Nigerian chess master – Oladapo Adu – His plight and victory of his four months AB – Nigeria Info FM 92.3 Port Harcourt, Rivers State – Nigeria & EzenmuoOfSports
Vasilios Nikolaou (USA) The Extra Point Show #12: Mark Gunnels The Extra Point Show

YOUNG REPORTERS PHOTOGRAPHY
Dingbo Meng (China) UEFA Champions League: Atletico Madrid vs. RB Salzburg –  Xinhua News Agency

YOUNG REPORTERS WRITING
Wufei Yu (China) China has amazing rock climbing. But will racism keep people away? – Outside Magazine
Connor O’Halloran (UK) The extraordinary Ed Jackson, a quadriplegic ex-rugby player who scaled Mount Everest at home – ESPN
Zhou Yan (China)  Wu Lei this year: learn from the past, pass the barrier and go through the calamity – Tencent Sports

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