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Vote now - AIPS opens poll for Best Athletes, Best Team and Best Press Facility of 2017

LAUSANNE, December 11, 2017 – After another inspiring year of sport and sports coverage, AIPS has opened its end-of-the-year poll to choose the very best of 2017.

Members of the media also have the unique opportunity to vote for the sporting event that provided the best working conditions for journalists in 2017.

The poll is now open on the AIPS website where members of the media can vote for the Best Athletes, Teams, and Press Facility of 2017 according to AIPS.

AIPS Members can vote here for those that impressed most in 2017 or by clicking on the top of the AIPS homepage where you can see the banner “VOTE for the champions 2017”, and typing in your AIPS card number.

Voting for the AIPS Best of 2017 will close on December 28 at Midnight CET.


Best Male Athlete


D'Haene François, ultratrail cycling, France

Da Silva Santos Junior Neymar, football, Brazil

Dressel Caeleb, swimming, USA

Durant Kevin, basketball, USA

Farah Mo, athletics, Great Britain

Federer Roger, tennis, Switzerland

Froome Chris, cycling, Great Britain

Hamilton Lewis, F1, Great Britain

Hirscher Marcel, Alpine skiing, Austria

Le Clos Chad, swimming, South Africa

Marquez Márc, Moto GP, Spain

Messi Lionel, football, Argentina

Mutaz Essa Barshim, athletics, Qatar

Nadal Rafael, tennis, Spain

Riner Tedy, judo, France

Ronaldo Cristiano, football, Portugal

Shirai Kenzo, gymnastics, Japan

Van Niekerk Wayde, athletics, South Africa

Verniaev Oleg, gymnastics, Ukraine

Best Female Athlete


Chushovitina, Ocsana, gymnastics, Uzbekistan

Felix Allyson, athletics, USA

Hosszù Katinka , swimming, Hungary

Ledecky Katie, swimming, USA

Martens Lieke, football, The Netherlands

Muguruza Garbiñe, tennis, Spain

Ning Ding, table tennis,China

Perkovic Sandra, athletics, Croatia

Ponor Catalina, gymnastics Romania

Shiffrin Mikaela, alpine skiing, USA

Sjostrom Sarah, swimming, Sweden

Stafanidi Katerina, athletics, Greece

Thiam Nafissatou, athletics, Belgium

Werth Isabell, equestrian, Germany

Williams Serena, tennis, USA


Best Team

Croatia National Team – Men, water polo

England National Team – Men, rugby

France Davis Cup Team, tennis

France National team – Men, handball

Germany National team – Men, football

Golden State Warriors, basketball, USA

Netherlands National Team – Women, football

New Zealand America Cup, sailing

Real Madrid CF, football, Spain

Russia National Team – Men, volleyball

Serbia National Team – Women, volleyball

Slovenia National Team – Men, basketball

Russia Men’s National Team - Volleyball - Russia

Serbia Women’s National Team - Volleyball - Serbia

Netherlands Women’s National Team - Football - Netherlands

Germany Men’s National Team - football – Germany

New Zealand America's Cup Team;



Best Press Facilities

2016/2017 EHF Champions League, Cologne

2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, Ashgabat

2017 UEFA Champions League Final, Cardiff

2017 Wimbledon Championships

FIBA EuroBasket 2017

FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017

FIG Montreal World Gymnastics Championships

FINA 2017 World Aquatics, Budapest

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2017, St. Moritz

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2017, Lahti

IAAF World Championships London 2017

IHF Men’s Handball World Championship France 2017

Judo World Senior Championship 2017, Budapest

Special Olympics World Winter Games Austria 2017

Tour de France 2017

UEFA Women’s EURO 2017, The Netherlands





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