World Sports Journalists Day is a global observance held on July 2 of every year. Sports journalists help millions of people in the world to receive information on various sports. This professional has helped in the development of many kinds of games all over the world. These journalists have their associations to maintain their standards in their profession. It was found all over the world and united by the International Sports Press Association. This day marks the establishment of the International Sports Press Association in the 1924 Paris Olympics. World Sports Journalist Day was declared in 1994, and it is celebrated since then. The day recognizes the services and efforts of the sports journalists for taking sports to a new level in media. This day encourages them to do better at their work.
“My real heroes have always been sportswriters.”- Dan Jenkins
History of World Sports Journalists Day
World Sports Journalist Day was established by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) in 1994 to mark the anniversary of the foundation of the organization. AIPS was formed on July 2 of 1924, during the Summer Olympics in Paris. AIPS consists of continental sub-associations and national associations. A few of its partners include International Olympic Committee, FIFA, IAAF, and a lot more. The association highlights strengthening the companionship, bonding, disliking, and liking, between journalists around the world. So this makes the day important to be celebrated.
Other celebrations on July 2
July 2 is also celebrated as
- World UFO Day
- National I Forgot Day
- National Anisette Day
- International Co-operative Day
- National Hop a Park Day
How to celebrate the day
World Sports Journalist Day is mainly celebrated to acknowledge the work of journalists. The association usually organizes various programs around the world to observe this day. This day also marks various achievements of members of sports media, thereby encouraging the journalists to work harder and to invite more people to the profession. Post pictures and share them on social media by using the hashtag #SportsJournalistsDay.
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