World Association of Sports Journalists 2023 to be held in Seoul

AIPS general meeting held in Korea in 2017.

In May 2023, the 85th General Assembly of the Federation of World Sports Journalists (AIPS) will be held in Seoul.

According to the Korea Federation of Sports Journalists (Chairman Yang Jong-gu), AIPS held an executive committee meeting in Rome, Italy on the 3rd (Korea time) and chose Seoul as the location of next year’s general assembly by unanimous vote of the executive members. As a result, Korea will host the 4th AIPS General Assembly following 1987, 2011 (above Seoul) and 2017 (Pyeongchang).

Initially, next year’s AIPS General Assembly was to be held in Crete, Greece, but Greece declared it abandoned due to national circumstances. In August this year, at the urgent request of AIPS, Korea jumped into the general assembly bid. In addition to the experience of hosting the previous three general meetings, Korea received high scores in excellent sports infrastructure and was ultimately confirmed as the site of the AIPS General Assembly in 2023.

The AIPS General Assembly was created with the aim of strengthening cooperation among international sports journalists during the 1924 Paris Olympics. We conduct activities to strengthen harmony and bond among sports reporters, and to improve the reporting and reporting environment. Around 300 people, including sports reporters and sports organizations from 130 countries, are expected to attend next year’s general meeting.

Reporter Jeong Se-young

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