Oman Sports Media Committee participates in AIPS Congress

Muscat/Brussels: The Oman Sports Media Committee concluded their participation in the AIPS meeting. Salim al Jahwari, head of Oman Sports committee, Salim al Habsi and Ahmed al Kaabi represented the Sultanate in the AIPS congress.
The three members who participated in the Congress held constructive discussions with other participants from various countries.
Meanwhile, the first day of the 81st AIPS Congress was dominated by the Morocco and United World Cup bids and Massimo Busacca’s VAR presentation, but provided plenty of other journalism presentations and congress panels.
Over 200 journalists from 100 countries came to Brussels to attend the Congress. The continental sections kicked off proceedings in the morning with meetings to discuss important points on the local agenda.
In the European meeting president of AIPS Europe Charles Camenzuli stressed that journalism must keep up the fight for independence in sports journalism. Radio journalists and photographers have been excluded from press conferences lately, or they are cancelled easily. Camenzuli said: “They try to make it up with sending free pictures from their own photographers, but where is the independence? Where is our job? We need to speak up, or we cannot do our job in ten years anymore.’’
After the continental meetings, AIPS signed a new partnership with APO group. Following the MOU signing, the new Rugby Africa Gold Cup trophy was unveiled. Founder and CEO of APO Group Pompigne-Mognard said: ”The popularity of rugby is exploding all over Africa and rugby is now the fastest growing sport on the continent.”
South Korea’s Gwangju presented its credentials for the 2019 swimming World Championships. Secretary- General Dr Young-Teck Cho envisaged a bright future for sports on the Korean peninsula. The organisation wants to make a statement with the slogan ‘Dive into peace.’
Dr Young-Teck Cho said: ”We would like to take these championships as a moment to build peace and unity, all inspired through sport.”