Prije malo manje od mjesec dana, 3.veljače, je AIPS, Svjetska udruga sportskih novinara, održao drugu svečanost svjetskog sportskog novinarstva i podijelio Nagrade najboljim sportskim novinarima u svijetu na svečanosti u Budimpešti.
 
Visoko na tim ljestvicama su bila i 4 hrvatska novinara, dvojica u pisanoj konkurenciji (Anton Filić, Večernji list i Filip Ožbolt, Sportske novosti), a dvojica u TV konkurenciji. Ipak, kolege iz TV branše su u ukupnom svjetskom poretku, a samim time i u poretku 10 najboljih europskih novinara zauzeli istaknutije pozicije - Stipe Antonijević, reporter Nove TV, kao treći Europljanin u kategoriji mladih novinara, dok je Edin Mahmuljin s HRT-a zauzeo šesto europsko mjesto u konkurenciji video portreta.
 
Hrvatska i hrvatsko sportsko novinarstvo iz godine u godinu pokazuju da imamo snage i znanja parirati svjetskoj konkurenciji, jedino je šteta da se više kolegica i kolega ne javlja na ovaj natječaj. No, možda će i ova informacija potaknuti hrvatske sportske novinare da se uključe u AIPS Media Awards ove godine. Natječaj se otvara vrlo skoro.
 
Evo i kompletne liste europskih laureata, izdvojenih iz svjetske konkurencije (za 2019.godinu bilo je ukupno 1746 prijava iz 125 zemalja):
 
AUDIO
1. Ronny Blaschke (Germany), Football women - Critical voices of a minority - Deutschlandfunk Kultur
2. Luka Petric (Slovenia), Luka Dončić: Becoming Wonderboy - RTV Slovenija, Radio Slovenija, Val 202
3. Emma Holmsen (Sweden), When Ewy Rosqvist was the steering wheel master - Radiosporten
4. Pablo Juanarena (Spain), Boxkampf - MARCA.com
5. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe (United Kingdom), Sliding doors | Kilometre 0 - The Cycling Podcast
6. Stefan Berndl (Austria), Frauen im Sportjournalismus: "Ein Eldorado an Sexismen" - Kurier
7. Isabelle Langé (France), A medal, a story: Marie-José Pérec – RTL
8. Szilárd Szabó (Hungary), Carl Lewis interview - Kossuth Rádió
9. Jose David Isabel Lopez (Spain), Venezuela: Crisis a ojos del fútbol - El Enganche
10. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe (United Kingdom), Lunch with Jonathan Vaughters - The Cycling Podcast
 
PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO  
1. Roman Vondrouš (Czech Republic), Horse Racing - Czech News Agency
2. Sergey Kivrin (Russia), Nomad Games. Gedebey, Azerbaijan - Azerbaijan Airlines Magazine
3. Justin Setterfield (United Kingdom), Road cycling portfolio of images from around the world - Getty Images     
4. Stefan Wermuth (Switzerland), Portfolio - Several - Reuters, AFP, BernerZeitung BZ        
5. Alexander Hassenstein (Germany), Dohas Track and Field - Getty Images
6. Moritz Mueller  (Germany), Dancing - imago-images.de
7. Patrick B. Kraemer (Switzerland), Aquatics - EPA European Pressphoto Agency  
8. Julian Finney, (United Kingdom), Sport - Getty Images  
9. Lorraine O'Sullivan (Ireland), Horsing Around - The Irish Field & www.tatts.ie   
10. Franck Fife (France), Titan desert - AFP 
                 
PHOTOGRAPHY SPORT ACTION
1. Norbert Schmidt (Germany), Nothing can stop me - Kicker Online
2. Juergen Feichter (Austria), Star Wars - EXPA Pictures
3. Rodrigo Jimenez Torrellas (Spain), The tackles - Agencia EFE-EPA on Marca.com
4. Franck Fife (France), Dune - AFP
5. Domenic Aquilina (Malta), Messi! EPA Frankfurt on Vesti-Online
6. Vincent Riemersma (The Netherlands), Sunrise Peloton - Algemeen dagblad
7. Anke Waelischmiller (Germany), Tongue out - Fotoagentur Sven Simon
8. Dario Belingheri (Italy), Fan zone - Bettiniphoto
9. François-Xavier Marit (France), Artistic swimming In-depth perspective - AFP Forum
10. Kirill Kudryavtsev (Russia), Close-up - AFP
 
VIDEO ATHLETE PROFILE
1. Ben Unger (Germany), Pelé from Neubrandenburg - NDR TV
2. Claus Frederiksen (Denmark), The Gold Jacket - From Struer to Hall of Fame - Nordisk Film Cinemas and TV 2 Sport Denmark
3. Stuart Pollitt (United Kingdom), The Making of Tommy Fleetwood - BBC 2
4. Viktor Tihany (Hungary), Mum, the Champion - MTVA, M4 Sport
5. Ivo Costa (Portugal), Mar Sonoro - Sport TV – Portugal
6. Edin Mahmuljin (Croatia), Andrej Kramaric - Croatian Radio and Television (HRT)
7. Ekaterina Dolfin (Russia), Dmitry Pavlov, the bionic bodyguard - MATCH TV
8. Marc Willems (Belgium), Portrait of 400m runner Cynthia Bolingo (after silver at EIC Glasgow) - VRT-SPORZA
9. Anthony Diao (France), En République Tch?que avec Lukas Krpalek - www.lespritdujudo.com
 
VIDEO DOCUMENTARY
1. Stuart Pollitt (United Kingdom), The Kennedy who changed the world - BBC       
2. Sandy Mair (United Kingdom), COPA90 ‘Derby Days Superclásico – The biggest game of all time’ - COPA90
3. Benoit Pensivy (France), Home Field Advantage - La Chaine L'Equipe      
4. André Keil (Germany), Kraftakt - NDR-Fernsehen 
5. Louis Myles (United Kingdom), Kaiser! The Greatest Footballer Never to Play Football - Movistar
6. Joanna Lester (United Kingdom), Power Meri (Powerful Women) - Vimeo
7. Barys Hersten (Belarus), Barys Hersten - Cycle of documentary televisions about Olympic history - ONT TV Company
8. Philipp Sohmer (Germany), Monetics instead of morals - as the FIFA boss sells football - ARD
9. Jonathan Van Den Burg (The Netherlands), The mystery of the missing box - Andere Tijden Sport
10. Aljoscha Pause (Germany), Inside Borussia Dortmund - ARD, Das Erste, Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen
 
VIDEO SHORT FEATURE
1. Basile Roze (France), Legends live on: Matthias Steiner - Olympic Channel
2. Diego Vivanco (Spain), Modern Football - Sombrero
3. Giulia Bassi (Italy), Happy Birthday Sic: Dad Paolo tells about Marco Simoncelli - TgCom24.it
4. Andrew Binner (United Kingdom), Ramla Ali: The Somali boxer who escaped war to become a champion - Olympic Channel
5. David Bertrand (Belgium), Armand Marchant - The revenant - RTBF
6. Claus Hoefling (Germany), Liverpool FC - Nutrition on a "world-class" level - www.zdf.de
7. Novella Calligaris (Italy), The magic of sport - Rainews24
8. Pirmin Styrnol (Germany), Then his life becomes easy - Special Olympics athlete Hartmut Freund - SWR Fernsehen
9. Patrick Sung Cuadrado (Spain), In Her Shoes: A footballer's life - CNN International
10. Carlota Velasco (Spain), Running with the world's best long-distance athletes - Antena 3 Noticias
 
WRITING BEST COLOUR PIECE
1. Suzanne Wrack (United Kingdom), ‘There was blood everywhere’: the abuse case against the Afghan FA president - The Guardian
2. Jeremy Wilson (United Kingdom), France rocked by the tragic cost of rugby's safety crisis - The Daily Telegraph
3. Tom Rostance (United Kingdom), Michael Dunlop: The man who lost a brother, father & uncle to biking, but races on - BBC Sport
4. James Masters (United Kingdom), My father buried his parents and sister with his bare hands...He had to dig the grave himself - CNN International
5. Jean-Michel Brochen (France), Fashanu, l'icone et les démons (Fashanu, the icon and the demons) - Le Magazine L'Equipe
6. Adrian Engel (Austria), In the cellar – DATUM - Seiten der Zeit
7. Matthias Fiedler (Germany), A gateway to life - Der Spiegel
8. Ron Walker (United Kingdom), How Lucas’ Champions League dream became reality - Sky Sports
9. Nick Hoult (United Kingdom), Courage, unity, respect. The inside story of how England became the World's best cricket team - The Daily Telegraph
10. Patrick Jennings (United Kingdom), The remarkable Mr Vokrri: Kosovo's football rise - BBC Sport
 
WRITING BEST COLUMN
1. Carlos Matallanas (Spain), Letter to Rafael Nadal - AS
2. Marco Knippen (The Netherlands), Dare to look in the mirror, Sifan - Holland Media Combinatie
3. Matthew Campelli (United Kingdom), Sport must take the concerns and values of young people seriously to remain relevant - The Sustainability Report
4. Sergey Lisin (Russia), Crimea is ours, but run for Ukraine is better. And using doping also - matchtv.ru
5. Slavko Jeric (Slovenia), What we can learn from Lindsey Vonn's story and which part we're not ready to accept? - RTV Slovenija
6. Oliver Brown (United Kingdom), Blameless champion finds herself on trial again - The Daily Telegraph, UK
7. Petz Lahure (Luxembourg), The boxer from Auschwitz - Tageblatt
8. Atilla Turker (Turkey), Atilla Türker wrote: Fikret Orman and obscure works…Atilla Türker - Ajans Spor
9. Lucian Oprea (Romania), Requiem for two monuments - Davis Cup and Fed Cup, stricken by dangerous reforms - oprealuciansport.com
10. Francisco Cabezas (Spain), The chrome of Trifon Ivanov - El Mundo
 
YOUNG REPORTER BROADCASTING
1. Ivan Boyanov (Bulgaria), The King below Zero Degrees - BTV
2. Florina Ivanova (Bulgaria), Mission "Golden Girl" - bTV Media Group
3. Stipe Antonijević (Croatia), The story of Wembley - NOVA TV
4. Jasper Taylor (United Kingdom), Jasper Taylor - Sky Sports News Anchor - Sky Sports News
5. Patricija Babrauskait? (Lithuania), Raising the awareness of elite sport conditions on #RoadToTokyo2020 - TV3 Television
6. Alejandro Martín (Spain), Entrevista a Héctor Fernández - Goal.com
 
YOUNG REPORTERS PHOTOGRAPHY
1. Mattia Ozbot (Italy), Lights and shadows - Mattia Ozbot Photography
2. Lukas Schulze (Germany), Golden celebration - The SUN
3. Ricardo Hernández (Spain), Just fly - www.mundotaekwondo.com
4. Andrej Galica (Slovakia), On the bench - Hockey Slovakia (Slovak ice hockey federation)
5. Alex Whitehead (United Kingdom), Road cycling World Championships, Innsbruck - Canadian Cycling Magazine
6. Jan Homolka (Czech Republic), Water is my favourite element - Instagram
7. Stas Volkov (Russia), Winter Universiade 2019 - Young Reporters Programme
8. Inmaculada Flores (Spain), Euphoria - El Pais
9. Clara Echarri (France), Lightning fast - Twitter, Instagram
10. Johannes Paul Tamm (Estonia), Time for celebration - www.johannespaultamm.ee
 
YOUNG REPORTERS WRITING
1. Mažvydas Laurinaitis (Lithuania), Famous Lithuanian trainer accused of sexual harassment - Tv3.lt
2. Ben Morse (United Kingdom), The world's first LGBT cricket club, Graces, finding acceptance in 'gentleman's game' - CNN International
3. Kobe Tong (United Kingdom), Annie Tagoe: The athlete who lost everything to injuries, skin bleaching and depression - GiveMeSport
4. Anne Armbrecht (Germany), "See, it won't work!" - Süddeutsche Zeitung
5. Melissa Velvel Fare (Vanuatu), Shoes are not the reason why we win”: Vanuatu woman wins half marathon in socks - Pacific Games News Service
6. Anthony Audureau (France), Je prie pour que ce ne soit pas le seul match que je puisse voir dans un stade - SoFoot.com
7. Sam Dean (United Kingdom), Complex and controversial: In search of the real Ozil - The Daily Telegraph
8. George Ramsay (United Kingdom), Unable to speak after fracturing his larynx, Cornell du Preez feels 'blessed' to play again - CNN
9. Stewart Said (Malta), I feel that I did the right thing that I said no but for them the most important is to report - Il Mument
10. Ciarán Kennedy (Ireland), ‘We are reaching out to let them know they are welcome and part of our society’ - The Irish Examiner