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Golf World loses Dick Grimm

Members of Canada’s sports media along with media and golf fans around the world were saddened by news of the recent death of one of the most dynamic and influential figures in the sport in Canada … Dick Grimm. Where does one begin with Dick Grimm’s accomplishments? The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member was … [Read More …]

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 …]