72nd AIPS Congress

By Don Goodwin

Sports Media Canada president Steve McAllister and Executive Vice President Don Goodwin represented Canada at the 72nd AIPS Congress in Milan at the beginning of May. 104 national sports journalists organizations were represented at the Milan Congress, one of the largest gatherings of AIPS member organizations to ever assemble for a Congress.

Gianni Merlo and Steve McAllister

Gianni Merlo and Steve McAllister

The major item of AIPS business was the quadrennial election of officers. Gianni Merlo of Italy was returned for a second term as AIPS President. Esat Yilmaer of Turkey replaced the retiring Carlos Garcia of Canada as First Vice President.

The 2010 Congrss will be hosted by the Turkish Sports Journalists Association and the 2011 Congress was awarded to Seoul, Korea.