02 July 2013, Tuesday, 14:54

World Sports Journalists Day is celebrated today

author: Dmitry Slezin

The World Sports Journalists Day is marked on July 2.

This day in 1924 the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) which unites today almost one and a half hundred of national unions was formed in Paris.

Sports are one of the brightest part of our life and a symbol of constant movement and aspiration to new peaks.

Now sports journalists of Bashkortostan cover a set of competitions in various kinds of sports. The most popular are ice-hockey, football, volleyball, draughts. Recently the World Draughts Championship finished in Ufa, which was won by Russian Alexander Georgiev. In five days "Ufa" football club starts in a new season of Football National League, and in the autumn a relay will be continued by ice-hockey “Salavat Yulaev” and volleyball “Ural”.

The nearest global competition is Universiade-2013 in Kazan. Sports journalists are fully ready for it.