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World Sports Journalists Day - July 2
Tue, Jul 2, 2024

World Sports Journalists Day

On July 2, World Sports Journalists Day celebrates the work of sports journalists. Every day, they help millions of people around the world get the latest information on different sports. Sports correspondents have a common association to uphold the standards of their profession, the International Sports Press Association (AIPS).

History

AIPS established World Sports Journalists Day as a global professional holiday in 1994 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the association’s founding. This day encourages columnists, correspondents, and journalists from the world of sports to strive for excellence in their work and set an example to the world through their own efforts.

The origins of sports journalism began in the 1800s when much of the upper class entered the news business and sports columns emerged. Later, as sports became more popular among the middle and lower classes, news articles and reports about sports became widely distributed and in demand.

Interesting Facts

  • AIPS was created on July 2, 1924, during the Summer Olympic Games, which were held in Paris;
  • AIPS partners include the International Olympic Committee, FIFA, IAAF, and others;
  • In 2021, AIPS turned 97 years old, and the holiday turned 27 years old.

How to Take Part

You can celebrate World Sports Journalists Day by congratulating journalists on social networks using the hashtag #WorldSportsJournalistsDay. After the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the celebration moved to virtual space, where the International Sports Press Association organized an online event for everyone.

When is World Sports Journalists Day celebrated in 2024?

World Sports Journalists Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on July 2 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday July 2 2024
Wednesday July 2 2025
Thursday July 2 2026
Friday July 2 2027
Sunday July 2 2028
Monday July 2 2029