Writing Best Colour Piece – Longlist announcement

Por AIPS América

24 de febrero de 2022

LAUSANNE, February 19, 2022 – The AIPS Sport Media Awards are pleased to announce the longlist for the Writing Best Colour category.

The longlist represents the first judging stage and is based on the average ratings of the AIPS panel of specialists, the Executive Committee members and the members of the Jury.

Find out more about the judging stages here.

Here are the selected works, in alphabetical order of country:


Nadjib Djoudi (Algeria), Tizi Ouzou, Douira and Baraki stadiums… the other side of sports corruption – Akher Saa

Ayache Senouci (Algeria), The world champion Samira Maqrani .. From the glory of «Campo» to the «battle» of cancer! – Kooradz.com

Sebastian Ignacio Torok (Argentina), Mayer, a sensitive tennis player. Glory at Davis, panic attacks and the match that nearly killed him – La Nacion Newspaper

Tracey Holmes (Australia), Afghanistan’s Female Athletes Find Refuge in Australia – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Julian Linden and Craig Lord (Australia), Troubled Waters – The Daily Telegraph

Amanda Shalala (Australia), Getting back on track – ABC News

Martin Schauhuber (Austria), Gene doping and penalty boxes: What football could look like in the year 2050 – Der Standard

Lukas Zahrer (Austria), Queen of the Waves: The story of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel – Der Standard

Marcus Alves (Brazil), Wildfires: How Portuguese club Tondela drove through the flames – BBC

Teddy Katz (Canada), Sport turns darkness into light for Syrian refugee athlete | The journey: from being bullied, to fleeing war in Afghanistan to competing at Tokyo 2020 – International Paralympic Committee

Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber (Canada), Exclusive – Belarusian sprinter decided to defect on way to the airport over safety fears | Exclusive -Olympics-Belarusian sprinter says she was taken to airport against her wishes, will not return home – Reuters

Carlos González Lucay (Chile), Gonzalo Lama’s battles – Diario La Tercera

Wufei Yu and Will Ford (China), 172 Runners Started This Ultramarathon – 21 of Them Never Came Back – Runner’s World

Hugo Mario Cárdenas López (Colombia), Dirty ball – Diario El País

Walid Farouk (Egypt), Arab football talents are drowning in the «sea of laziness” – Alroeya.com

Mostafa Hosny (Egypt), ‘Pay to play’, the business of materialistic private clubs kills young football talents. – Madamasr.com

Essam Shaheen (Egypt), Salah’s full Journey.. Reaching glory from the narrow angle – Filgoal.com

Reda Selim and Murad Al-Masri (Egypt/Jordan), Corona affects the body of Arab sports! (1-3 – Reda Selim) – Murad Al-Masry – Alittihad.ae

Pierre-Philippe Berson (France), Shark island – Society

Jean-Michel Brochen (France), Didier Deschamps: «At night, when you are a coach, there are people in your head» – L’Equipe

Achim Dreis (Germany), On the mat – Faz.net

Matthias Fiedler (Germany), As if I had lost my soul – Der Spiegel

Thomas Weiß (Germany), No trace of World Championship euphoria – Allgäuer Zeitungsverlag

Peter Wenig (Germany), Blind trust – 2020magazin.de

Bhavya Dore (India), Champions | India’s Siddis and the Olympic dream – The Juggernaut / Jgnt.co

Sanket Jain (India), In Kolhapur: wrestlers’ diets, weighty problems – Ruralindiaonline.org

Amit Kamath (India), The many duels of Bhavani Devi – Firstpost.com

Deepti Patwardhan (India), Walkover: The story of India’s Davis Cup default v South Africa – Fiftytwo.in

Pradip Saha (India), The fall of Sushil Kumar and Indian wrestling – The Morning Context

Saeedeh Fathabadi (Iran), Six days in the life of an Afghan female football player fleeing the Taliban / From Kabul to Melbourne – Shahraranews.ir / Hamshahri Javan Magazine

Malachy Clerkin (Ireland), After a devastating acid attack, Tega Agberhiere has sights set on the top – Irishtimes.com

Lorenzo Longhi (Italy), Nobody ever cheers for the ref – Quattrotretre.it

Filippo Maria Ricci (Italy), Iñaki Williams, the Black Basque | Shots of a manager – SportWeek – Sportweek / La Gazzetta dello Sport
Flavio Vanetti (Italy), «Thanks to Luna and Madhi I made peace with the Games. But I’m not going back as an athlete» – Corriere della Sera
Roy Tomizawa (Japan), The challenge and significance of Tokyo2020: Inspiration, gut check and a dream to bring the world  together – Tokyoupdates.metro.tokyo.lg.jp

Christel Saneh (Lebanon), Cathy Freeman: Running for her people – Worldathletics.org

Marco Knippen (Netherlands), #MeToo in Latin dance: assaulted out of the spotlight – Noordhollands Dagblad / Mediahuis

Dana Johannsen (New Zealand), The mystery of Mrs Muir – Stuff.co.nz

Anders Christiansen (Norway), Sexual abuse in Norwegian sports: How the system didn’t protect the kids – Verdens Gang

Trygve Ulriksen Skogseth (Norway), China’s Fast Track to the Olympics – Scmp.com 

Dariusz Faron (Poland), Remember you are nobody – Wirtualna Polska

Jose Encarnacion (Puerto Rico), Hipodromo Camarero: A money machine that runs with injured and mistreated horses – Centro de Periodismo Investigativo 

Andreea Giuclea (Romania), How to stand up on your own – Lead.ro

Alexandra Vladimirova (Russia), The one who does not jump is the Englishman. Italians are celebrating. England fans are crying. Medu – Meduza.io

Daniel Gallan (South Africa), Sport and the climate crisis: Part 1 and 2 – Newframe.com

Brenden Nel (South Africa), An Olympic champion without a medal – Newframe.com

Francisco Cabezas (Spain), Fali: «Being a gipsy is the best thing that has happened to me in life» – El Mundo

José Ignacio Martínez Rodríguez (Spain), Football in the absence of everything – Revista Panenka 

José Ignacio Pérez Hernández (Spain), The man in chains to whom football helped to survive – Marca

David Ramiro (Spain), Ibrahim Hamadtou, without arms and without limits for sport – Diariolibre.com

Albert Masnou Suriñach (Spain), An hour at Leo Messi’s house in Paris – Sport Newspaper / Sport.es

Christof Gertsch (Switzerland), Who I Am – The Untold Story of Martina Hingis – Das Magazin

Ilyes Ben Salah (Tunisia), African club fans saved their team from a suffocating crisis – Skonic.com

Riath Al-Samarrai (UK), The Blessed Boxer – Daily Mail

Natalie Berry (UK), Olympic Climbers are Learning from Monkeys – Wired.co.uk

Chris Bevan (UK), The Impossible Dream? – Bbc.co.uk

Oliver Brown (UK), Biles emerges from private hell for one last show of brilliance – The Daily Telegraph

Ben Collins (UK), Zaid Ait Malek: The stowaway who became a Spanish ultrarunning star – Bbc.com/sport

Benjamin Church (UK), Football is the best cure for anything:’ The club providing solace four years after the Grenfell Tower fire – Edition.cnn.com

Nick Hope (UK), Refugee Paralympian Ibrahim Al Hussein’s remarkable journey from war-torn Syria | Tom Daley: Triumph, trauma and a boy’s Olympic dream that came true – Bbc.com/sport

Ivy Nyayieka, Christina Macfarlane, Jo Shelley (UK), Running As Equals: The elite athletes fighting for acceptance – Edition.cnn.com

Ben Morse (UK), Charlie Sifford: golf’s first Black professional who paved the way for Tiger Woods – CNN International

Sana Noor Haq (UK), Every risk that I took, it’s all worth it’: Abbas Karimi fled Afghanistan at age 16, now he’s repre – CNN Sport

George Ramsay (UK), How Maya Gabeira overcame a life-threatening accident to surf two record-breaking waves – Edition.cnn.com

Jeremy Wilson (UK), Peaty: Unleashing the Beast inside & Exclusive interview: Family of Nobby Stiles call for dementia action to honour England’s World Cup  – The Telegraph

Suzanne Wrack (UK), ‘She has a skill you can’t buy’: the making of Chelsea’s Emma Hayes | ‘This is our final’: the team who led athletes’ escape from Afghanistan – The Guardian.com

George Wright (UK), Afghanistan women’s cricket team: Players hiding in Kabul fear Taliban rule – Bbc.com/sport

Eryn Mathewson (USA), Marathon Effort – Edition.cnn.com

Dvora Meyers (USA), Time for the End of the Teen Gymnast – FiveThirtyEight.com

Jackie Powell (USA), The WNBA Is Finally Catching Up on Mental Health – Sports Illustrated

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT – Now, the EC members will narrow the longlists into a shortlist of candidates to be presented to the Jury members, who will conduct the three remaining voting stages.
The final ceremony will take place in May in Europe, date and location are still to be confirmed following the evolution of the pandemic.

To know more about the judging method and the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2021.

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