BUDAPEST (Hungary) - AIPS will honour journalists and photographers who have covered 10 or more FINA World Championships during the 19th FINA World Championships Budapest 2022, which started last week and runs through to July 3rd. 

This Budapest event edition carries on a unique tradition of celebrating longevity in sports journalism. We are holding a special event on Friday 24, at 13:30 CET at Holdudvar (Moonyard), Margaret Island Budapest, close to the Hajos Alfred Swimming Center.

A special party with Hungarian food and wine will follow. So, if you have covered 10 or more FINA World Championships we'd love to hear from you.

Please send the confirmation of your attendance via email to or via Whatsapp to +393516911784

To properly honour the longtime journalists, please send your details, including:

Number of FINA World Championships covered
Media organization,
Date of birth
Image (JPEG) of yourself

Put “Journalists on the Podium + your name” in the object of the email and send to: as soon as possible.


1973 Belgrade, 1975 Cali, 1978 West Berlin, 1982 Guayaquil, 1986 Madrid, 1991 Perth, 1994 Rome, 1998 Perth, 2001 Fukuoka, 2003 Barcelona, 2005 Montreal, 2007 Melbourne, 2009 Rome, 2011 Shanghai, 2013 Barcelona, 2015 Kazan, 2017 Budapest, 2019 Gwangju.


“Journalists on the Podium” was born in August 2012 and Honav’s exact replica of the 2012 London Olympic torch was presented to more than 100 veteran journalists, each of whom had covered 10 Olympic Games or more.

“Many times we don’t think enough about how the story and the pictures and the news are passed on. It is great to be here to honour the journalists, many of whom have become friends with the athletes,” said Edwin Moses – an American hurdler who dominated the 400-metre hurdles event for a decade, winning gold medals in the race at the 1976 and 1984 Olympic Games - on the first ceremony.

Since the first ceremony held in London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, AIPS has continued this tradition in 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, 2015 Toronto Pan American Games, 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games, 2017 London World Athletics, 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, 2018 Glasgow European Championships, 2019 Giro d’ Italia and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

"Without you, our work will not exist, because you are important to us, absolutely important, and your success is our success. The veterans here are for us a core group of people who have all the answers because having more than six Winter Games means you know exactly what, and you can also make our work much better. We want to be promoted by you and also sometimes criticized by you." said Ivo Ferriani, President of the International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation since 2010, at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.