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The 56 journalists honoured who have covered 10 or more IAAF World Championships in London 2017 (Photo: Getty Images)


Journalists on the Podium: Recognizing the dedication of Sports Journalists at 2023 World Athletics Championships Budapest

The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) is pleased to announce that it will honour journalists and photographers who have covered 10 or more World Athletics Championships, including this year’s edition in Budapest, at a special ceremony to be held in the MOWA Heritage Exhibition Budapest 2023 on August 23.

HOW TO APPLY Please send your details, including name, nationality, the number of World Athletics Championships covered, media organization, date of birth, and a JPEG photo of yourself, to this email: by August 15, 2023. Put “Journalists on the Podium + your name” in the subject of the email.
A UNIQUE TRADITION Journalists on the Podium is a unique tradition that celebrates longevity in sports journalism. It was born in August 2012 when Honav’s replica of the 2012 London Olympic torch was presented to over 100 veteran journalists, each of whom had covered 10 or more Olympic Games.

“Many times we don’t think enough about how the stories, pictures, and news are passed on. It is great to be here to honour the journalists, many of whom have become friends with the athletes,” said Edwin Moses, the former American hurdler who dominated the 400-meter hurdles event for a decade, winning gold medals in the race at the 1976 and 1984 Olympic Games, during the first ceremony.

Past editions
2012 London (UK) Summer Olympic Games
2014 Sochi (RUS) Winter Olympic Games
2015 Toronto (CAN) Pan American Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) Summer Olympic Games
2017 London (UK) World Athletics Championships
2018 Pyeongchang (KOR) Winter Olympic Games
2018 Glasgow (UK) LEN European Championships
2018 Berlin (GER) European Athletics Championships
2019 Verona (ITA) Giro d’Italia
2019 Cairo (EGY) Africa Cup of Nations football
2022 Budapest (HUN) FINA World Championships
2022 Munich (GER) European Athletics Championships
2022 Doha (QAT) FIFA World Cup

The 56 journalists honoured who have covered 10 or more IAAF World Championships in London 2017 (Photo: Getty Images)

The most recent edition of the Journalists on the Podium World Athletics Championships took place during the 16th edition of the event in London in 2017. More than fifty colleagues were honoured by AIPS President Gianni Merlo and Sebastian Coe, World Athletics President.

“You are the ones who, from the very beginning, have created space for our sport in your newspapers. You fight for our sport and you want to engage with the audience on the importance of athletics all the time, not just during a major event,” Sebastian Coe conveyed this message to the journalists.


1983 Helsinki
1987 Rome
1991 Tokyo
1993 Stuttgart
1995 Gothenburg
1997 Athens
1999 Seville
2001 Edmonton
2003 Paris Saint-Denis
2005 Helsinki
2007 Osaka
2009 Berlin
2011 Daegu
2013 Moscow
2015 Beijing
2017 London
2019 Doha
2022 Oregon

Credit: AIPS Media 

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