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...]
The National Hockey League has reached a 12-year, $5.2 billion agreement with Rogers Communications for the league's broadcast and multimedia rights.
As part of the deal, Rogers says the CBC will continue to broadcast its iconic Hockey Night in Canada broadcast and that the TVA network in Quebec has all of the Canadian French-language multimedia rights.
The league says the deal gives Rogers national rights to all NHL games, including the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final, on all … [Read More...]
Over 300 gathered in the Canadian Room of the Royal York Hotel for the 18th Annual Sports Media Canada Achievement Awards presentations.
It seemed like the Who’s Who of Canadian sport and sports media was represented in the big main room of the storied hotel in downtown Toronto.
The President’s Award was the first presented and went to one of the most admired names in Canadian Golf, the sport’s most respected administrator and leader for decades ... 90-year-old Dick Grimm who was … [Read More...]
Montreal, September 24, 2013 – Michael Downey has informed the Board of Directors of his decision to resign as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tennis Canada effective December 31, 2013. He will become Chief Executive of the Lawn Tennis Association in England as of January 1, 2014.
“Since joining the organization in 2004, Michael has done an outstanding job. He has helped strengthen Tennis Canada and grow tennis in Canada with a clear focus on performance. His leadership will … [Read More...]
The 18th annual Sports Media Canada Achievement Awards will be presented in four weeks (on October 21) at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Some tickets for the prestigious annual event are still available. One of the major Awards is that presented in recognition of an outstanding career in Canadian Sports Journalism. The 2013 Award will be presented to radio sports veteran Bob McCown of Sportsnet's The Fan.Among other distinguished Canadian sports journalists who've received the Career Award … [Read More...]