International Sports Journalists Day

On July second, we celebrate International Sports Journalists Day. The following is a message from AIPS President Gianni Merlo. “The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) was founded 87 years ago because some enlightened colleagues saw the need to unite to defend the principles of the sports media that at the time, still did not have … [Read More …]

TV Giants Join Forces to cover Women’s Soccer

CBC Sports and Rogers Sportsnet today announced a major TV cooperation to cover the most games ever broadcast from a FIFA Women’s World Cup. For the first time, every match will be telecast live in Canada, starting Sunday, June 26. For CBC, Scott Russell will host the FIFA Women’s World Cup™coverage, joined in-studio by Clare Rustad and Jason … [Read More …]

Young Canadian Journalists to China

BRUSSELS — Three young Canadian journalists are heading to China. Justin Fauteux of Oakville, Ontario, Erin Meagher of Mississauga, Ontario and Kelsey Wingerak of West Kelowna, BC, were selected as the North American representatives for the International University Sports Federation (FISU) young sports journalist program for the 26th FISU Summer Universiade to be held in … [Read More …]

SMC Pres in Brockville Sports Hall of Fame

The Brockville and Area Sports Hall of Fame inducted its five newest members for the lobby wall of the Memorial Centre on June 10th. With the well-deserved addition of Steve McAllister, Jim Hale, Roy Pyke, Jim Vickery and George Hunter (deceased), there are now an even 100 plaques recognizing the sports accomplishments and achievements of … [Read More …]

Sports Journalism loses Two Stalwarts

SHAUN BEST – DEAD AT 43 Photographers and writers around the world were stunned Sunday to learn that Montreal-based Reuters photographer Shaun Best, 43, had died Saturday night, apparently of a heart attack. Best had just finished dinner with other photographers covering the Canadian Grand Prix and was driving home with his longtime partner, Gazette … [Read More …]