The Romanian Sports Press Association (APS – Asociația Presei Sportive) organised an awards ceremony to honour the country’s best sports journalists for the year 2021. The event took place in the event hall of the Ministry of Sports on Saturday, April 9th.
The event was moderated by Mr. Dumitru Graur, President of APS, and Mr. Emanuel Fântâneanu, member of the AIPS Executive Committee.
Radio: “Ion Ghițulescu” Award: Adrian Fetecău (Radio Romania News)
TV show: “Emanuel Valeriu” Award: “Ovidiu’s Friends” (Ovidiu Ioanițoaia, GSP.ro)
TV Commentary: “Cristian Topescu” Award: Bogdan Nevel (Eurosport)
Written Press: “Ion Cupen” Award: Justin Gafiuc (PlaySport)
Photo: “Petru Fuchs” Award: Valentin Macrea (sportspictures.ro)
Sports Blog: “Teodora Maftei” Award: Ovidiu Pețenghea (aimx.ro)
Young Journalist: “Mihai Dolinschi” Award: Alin Grigore (Pro Sport)
Sports Book: “Ioan Chirilă” Award: Emil Hossu-Longin (for the volume “AIR MAJESTY – Michael Jordan”)
“Aurel Neagu” Award, for the whole career: Radu Cosașu (91 years old)
APS Special Award “Grigore Caracostea”: Cătălin Țepelin (for the project of the digital relaunch of Gazeta Sporturilor).
Frederick Marfo is a sportswriter and social worker well known for his advocacy for equal chances and rights for all athletes, especially those with disabilities.