In just a little over two months, the 2014 Sports Media Canada Achievement Awards will be presented to a group of deserving media stars of the day along with three from the past to be honoured -- as well as an Award for a deserving Canadian Sports Executive who has illustrated sensitivity to the role of sports media in Canada and who facilitated our work in creating effective and comprehensive coverage of Canadian sport and sport participants.
Sports Media Canada President Steve McAllister … [Read More...]
Bill Stephenson: Canadian Sports Broadcasting Legend Passes.
By John Iaboni
Executive Vice President, Sports Media Canada.
Pat Marsden affectionately called Bill Stephenson “Grampy” – and soon so did anyone privileged enough to have worked with the booming voice who touched generations on radio and TV.
Stephenson died on Tuesday, July 22 at the age of 85. Born in Saskatchewan, Stephenson launched his broadcasting career in Port Alberni, B.C. and rose to become sports director at … [Read More...]
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Members of Canada’s sports media along with media and golf fans around the world were saddened by news of the recent death of one of the most dynamic and influential figures in the sport in Canada ... Dick Grimm.
Where does one begin with Dick Grimm’s accomplishments? The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member was the chairman of the 1965 Canadian Open at the Mississaugua Golf and Country Club, and then he was chairman six more times. He was the president of the Royal Canadian Golf Association … [Read More...]
By Nastassia Marynina, President - Belarusian Sports Press Association
MINSK, January 31, 2014 - Journalists planning to cover the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship from May 9-25th in Minsk need to only apply for the accreditation for the tournament that will also serve as their visa entry for Belarus.
There have been concerns that foreign journalists may need to acquire extra accreditation from the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
But Piotr Rabukhin, the Manager of the IIHF … [Read More...]
By John Iaboni
Executive Vice President, Sports Media Canada
During the AIPS Bureau meeting held in Vigevano, Italy on January 11-12, 2014, President Gianni Merlo confirmed that Roslyn Morris “had ceased her duties of Secretary General as per her request that she ends on December 31, 2013 for family reasons.”
The minutes of that meeting went on to say that Merlo had proposed for “her to handle the Marketing up until the (2014) Congress in Baku considering that the Associations … [Read More...]
Fed Cup by BNP Paribas media accreditation applications now available
Tennis Canada is now accepting media accreditation applications from Canadian and international print, television and radio journalists, as well as photographers for the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas tie between Canada and Serbia set for February 8 and 9 at the Complex sportif Claud-Robillard in Montreal
The deadline for applications for accreditation is January 22nd, 2014.
To access the credential application form, log on to … [Read More...]
To add a little 'pizzaz' to a curling telecast on Sunday, Anchorman 2's Ron Burgundy leaves sunny San Diego, California for snow-blown Winnipeg to join the commentary team for a pro curling event for Canadian sports channel TSN. Burgundy, played by comic actor Will Ferrell, will join TSN's Vic Rauter in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Dec. 1 for the event.
One of the big events in Canadian curling, Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings determines which team will represent Canada at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic … [Read More...]