Media Accreditation for World Hockey Championships

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 … [Read More …]

A Heartfelt Farewell – And Big Thank You – To Roslyn Morris

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 … [Read More …]

Applications now accepted for February Fed Cup Tie in Montreal

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 … [Read More …]

Will Farrell to add a few chuckles to TV Curling

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. … [Read More …]

Blockbuster NHL Canadian TV rights deal

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 … [Read More …]

Was it the Best Yet? Probably!

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 … [Read More …]

Tennis Canada head takes leading role in British Tennis

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 … [Read More …]

Sports Media Canada Awards Presentations less than a month away

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 … [Read More …]