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 …]

Thomas Bach of Germany – 9th IOC president

The new president of the IOC Thomas Bach entered the press conference room, sat, and the only thing he could do was smile as he said, “I am still not accustomed to people calling me ‘President.’” Bach was excited as he spoke and seemed to be a sensitive man, saying, “The reaction of the IOC … [Read More …]

2020 Summer Games in Tokyo

TOKYO was the successful bidder for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games at the selection meeting held in Buenos Aires, Argentina today (September 7). It was Tokyo’s third bid after attempts to host the Olympic Games of 1960 and 2016. Tokyo’s bid got stronger thanks to their financial power and confidence that when they say something … [Read More …]

All-Star Lineup For 2013 SMC Awards

Sports Media Canada is pleased to announce the names of the 2013 recipients of its annual George Gross Awards which will be presented at the Awards Presentation Luncheon on Monday, October 21, at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. This year’s high profile list includes: Career Achievement: Bob McCown, Sportsnet 590 The FAN Outstanding Broadcasting: … [Read More …]

British Tennis Media Veteran

John Barrett has not missed a Wimbledon since 1946. It is believed that no living person has attended Wimbledon as often as Barrett. He attended from 1946 to 1949 as a schoolboy and then has only missed one day since 1950 – the day of his son’s graduation. Barrett played at Wimbledon 19 times – … [Read More …]

Samsung supports AIPS Young Reporters program

– Samsung Electronics a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has established a promising new relationship with the Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (AIPS). This exclusive arrangement with AIPS will see Samsung provide state of the art GALAXY NX camera equipment and training to up-and-coming international sports journalists participating in the … [Read More …]

Images Of Russia … Finally

By John Iaboni, Executive Vice President, Sports Media Canada (at the AIPS Congress in Sochi) SOCHI, Russia – Way back when it was called the USSR and our side of the world was embroiled in The Cold War against this side of the world, I almost made a trip here. It was in 1972 and … [Read More …]