by Dan Pino, Director, Media and Public Relations, Golf Canada Countdown to the 2010 RBC Canadian Open is less than two days as I type this out and it’s shaping up to be the most interesting Canadian Open I’ve had a chance to experience. More on the unique event logistics in future posts but a … [Read More
There’s a Sports Media Canada member covering most sports events of note. He or she will be one of the busiest people at the event -- closely observing, checking details, interviewing the key people and writing the stories and taking the pictures -- or facing the cameras or microphones to help fans know and understand ‘What Happened’ at the event and in their favourite sport.
Sometimes the sports journalist will relay their observations in the form of a Blog. The Blog is usually a revelation of a more personal reaction to the event and its participants -- more like an opinion column than the conventional ‘here are the facts’ report.
From time to time that Sports Media Canada member will Blog more about some aspects of covering the event and the media assembled for coverage -- and share it with you via the Sports Media Canada website and the department we call BlogVille.
By John Iaboni, Sports Media Canada, Special Correspondent – this week in Turkey When I was a kid I always wondered what it would be like to represent Canada at the United Nations. Representing Sports Media Canada at the 73rd AIPS Congress in Antalya was about as close as I’ll get to experiencing the UN … [Read More
By John Iaboni, Sports Media Canada, Special Correspondent – this week in Turkey Before my trip to Antalya, I was forewarned about Bob Condron by Sports Media Canada president Steve McAllister and Executive Vice President/co-founder Don Goodwin. Don’t worry Bob, what they said was highly flattering and I couldn’t wait to meet you. Condron and … [Read More
By John Iaboni, Sports Media Canada Special Correspondent – This week in Turkey The name is Bond … Trevor Bond. Okay, so on screen, Sean Connery said “James” Bond in his brilliant portrayal of Ian Fleming’s famous 007. But I’ve always wanted to write that lead and Trevor is the only Bond that allowed me … [Read More
By John Iaboni, Sports Media Canada, Special Correspondent – this week in Turkey. There are families in Canada who have close ones stationed in Afghanistan. There are families in Canada who have lost loved ones on Afghan soil. These families don’t know Tabish Forugh but he knows what Canada and troops wearing the Maple Leaf … [Read More
By John Iaboni, Sports Media Canada Special Correspondent On the eve of the official opening of the 73rd AIPS Congress here in Antalya one would assume that ice hockey might be the furthest thing from anyone’s mind. Enter Anton Waldmann. He is a knowledgeable bon vivant, always smiling, forever spinning a good story, known to … [Read More
By John Iaboni, Sports Media Canada Special Correspondent Admittedly my planned trip to Antalya, Turkey was literally up in the air in recent weeks following the volcanic eruptions in Iceland. Thankfully for me – but more so for the thousands stranded – the situation improved and air space over Europe was once again open for … [Read More
By John Iaboni, Sports Media Canada special correspondent It’s been six winters now that I’ve made the trek to the Tampa-Clearwater-Dunedin area for Spring Training assignments. In this wrap-up blog, here are some of the people and points that I haven’t mentioned in previous accounts on why I love Spring Training: • The ballparks: Quaint … [Read More