LAUSANNE: With less than one month to the much-anticipated climax of the sixth edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards, AIPS is proud to announce the top ten candidates in the Writing Best Colour Piece category.

This list may contain more than 10 submissions because of ties in the voting. It has been published in alphabetical order of country:


Dustin Patar (Canada), Qimuksiq – Canadian Geographic

Jean-Michel Brochen (France), Bobby Charlton, an immense reign – L’Equipe Le Magazine

Quentin Moynet (France), Les galériens du tennis / Welcome to the jungle – L’Equipe

Matthias Fiedler (Germany), The survivors – Der Spiegel

Andrew Mcnicol (Hong Kong), This North Korean player stunned the soccer world – then disappeared – CNN

Pavel Lysenkov (Russia), “Dad, I see my dreams. And in them, there is ice, and I am playing hockey”. This is how Rodion Amir – Match TV

José ignacio Pérez Hernández (Spain), The murderous ‘sport’ in Auschwitz: “It was the first step towards extermination” – Marca

Christof Gertsch (Switzerland), The Merman – Das Magazin

Natalie Berry (UK), Mountain man: the miraculous life of Reinhold Messner, the world’s most controversial climber – The Independent

Suzanne Wrack (UK), Holding gymnastics to account – why one alleged victim of sexual abuse is speaking out – The Guardian

David Gardner (USA), Gunshots shattered her hoop dreams. Now she wants them back. – Washington Post.