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AIPS and IAAF host new generation of athletics journalists at Birmingham World Indoor Championships

Birmingham arena will host the World Indoor Championships, March 1-4. (Photo: IAAF)
by Sonja Nikcevic, AIPS Media

BIRMINGHAM, March 1, 2018 – The IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 will provide the newest stage for four AIPS Young Reporters from four continents to experience covering an international athletics event of the highest level.

Building on the success of the Young Reporters Programme during the IAAF World Championships in London 2017, AIPS and the IAAF have partnered again to invest in the future generation of athletics coverage.

The four Young Reporters from Kenya, Jamaica, Sweden and India, aged 22-27 will have the opportunity to cover the highest level of indoor competition, and interview some of the stars of athletics who are headlining the championship: two-time defending champion/world record holder Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia and home-nation favorite Laura Muir of Great Britain in the women’s 3000m, Olympic and World pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi, Australian hurdling star Sally Pearson, high jump world champion Mutaz Barshim and many others.

The Championships scheduled for March 1-4 at Arena Birmingham, will bring together 400 athletes from 150 countries and a record number of 600 members of the media and broadcast.

The journalists participating in the AIPS and IAAF Young Reporters Programme in Birmingham for the IAAF World Indoor Championships 2018 are:

Bihan Sengupta, India

Caren Kibbett, Kenya

Jordan Forte, Jamaica

Karl Sundstrom, Sweden

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