World Sports Journalists Day is observed on July 2 every year to celebrate the services of sports journalists for the promotion of sports. Sports journalism is a form of reporting that focuses on matters pertaining to any subject or topic related to sports. It is an essential component of every media organization. Sports journalists work on various media platforms including print, broadcast, and the internet. There are several local and national journalism organisations active in sports reporting.
World Sports Journalist Day 2022: Significance
World Sports Journalist Day is intended to encourage and recognise various sports journalists for their outstanding efforts. It motivates the journalists to set good examples for future generations and inspires them to pursue a career in sports journalism. On this day, many media organisations conduct special events to felicitate their sports journalists.
World Sports Journalist Day: History
The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) established the World Sports Journalist Day in 1994. Furthermore, the day commemorates the formation of the AIPS organisation that took place back on July 2, 1924, during the Summer Olympics in Paris. Over the years, the accomplishments of numerous sports media professionals have been honoured on this day.