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International Sports Journalist Day

Current Affairs 2022; International Sports Journalist Day: Sports are an essential part of human life that builds the character and personality of a human being. All humans learn to play sports in childhood and all love to play sports in childhood but some people chose it as a career at a period of time. Some people choose both sports and journalism as a career they are called “Sports journalists”. So, this day is dedicated to all sports journalists.

What is International Sports Journalist Day?

“International Sports Journalist Day” is also known as “World Sports Journalist Day” and is annually observed on 2nd July. This day acknowledges the work of all sports journalists worldwide and spreads awareness to the common people about all sports journalism.

This day is dedicated to all sports journalists from all over the world. The word “Sports Journalist” means that it covers all news regarding sports and journalists write the news related to sports and cover all events related to sports.

History of  World Sports Journalist Day
The International Sports Journalist Day was established in 1994 by the International Sports Press Association(AIPS) to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the organization. During the summer Olympics, in Paris, the AIPS was formed on 2nd July 1924. This day encourages the world to set an example for sports journalists in front of all.

Sports Journalism started in the early 1800s as a very essential part of the elite classes and then transitioned to the news business and dedicated to the sports column. After some time it also gets famous in the middle class and lower classes, which led to more coverage in public and people took interest in sports journalism. There are many different forms of sports journalism in which play-by-play, game recap analysis, and investigative journalism on important developments in the field of sports are included.

Significance of the International Sports Journalist Day

  • This day is celebrated to mark the foundation of AIPS and mark the services of Sports Journalists for the promotion of sports.
  • This day also praises the achievements of all the various sports media persons.
  • This day is also used as a medium of world peace to popularise sports in the world by professionals.

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