World Sports Journalists Day

There are hundreds of thousands of sports fields on the planet, and some stunning events unfold there every hour. Thanks to journalists' promptness, impartiality and talent, millions of fans around the world receive information, make their choices, form their opinions.

World Sports Journalists Day is celebrated on July 2, to mark the services of sports journalists for the promotion of sports. This day has been earmarked as the official day of celebration because of its significance as the date when the International Sports Press Association was established at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

The International Sports and Press Association (AIPS) was established in the year 1924 while Olympic Games took place in Paris and emphasized on strengthening the companionship, bonding and liking and disliking between sports journalists all over the globe.
Sport journalism has flourished as a different kind of sports activities all over the world has taken a new shape in terms of power, wealth and influence.
Sports journalism is an integral coverage matter for every media group. Sports journalism involves organizations dedicated only to different sports covering dailies, like L’Equipe in France, La Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy.
It has become a global business and the handsome amounts of money are involved from sponsorship and in the staging of the Olympic Games and football World Cups. These events have attracted the attention of well-known investigative and skilled journalists.
The nature of the relationships between the subjects of sports journalists reporting and sports journalists is quite sensitive. Most of the countries have formed their individual national association for the sports journalists.

World Sports Journalists Day is celebrated to urge members of the sporting media to strive for excellence in their professional work. On should grab hold of every opportunity to use sport as a vehicle for world peace, and to be fair and impartial goal. World Sports Journalists Day is the responsibility as journalists to set an example to the world. A journalist can add value not only to the world of sport, but to the world at large - to culture, to peace, and to good values.