Members receive awards for Olympic long service

Many of Britain’s sportswriters and photographers have been recognised by AIPS for long service in covering the Olympic Games.

Journalists who have covered 10 Olympic Games or more, summer or winter, were presented with a replica London 2012 torch by Edwin Moses, whose support team included 89-year-old Harrison Dillard, the oldest living Olympic 100-metre champion, Kip Keino, the forerunner of so many Kenyan distance champions, Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser and famed high jumper Dick Fosbury.

SJA members who received the awards included:

John Jackson 22
David Miller 22
Morley Myers 20
Neil Wilson 20
Alan Smith 17
Paul Radford 16
Alan Hubbard 15
Patrick Collins 14
Lee Martin 14
Vera Atkinson 13
Eileen Langsley 13
Steve Rose 13
Pat Rowley 13
Shaun Botterill 12
Clive Brunskill 12
Malcolm Folley 12
John Goodbody 12
Doug Gillon 11
Bob Harris 10
Leo Mason 10
Barry Newcombe 10
Peter Nichols 10
Mike Rowbottom 10


Mon Sep 24: SJA Autumn Golf Day, Muswell Hill GC. Booking details from Paul Trow at

Thu Dec 6: 2012 SJA British Sports Awards. An Olympic year extravaganza. Note the date in your diary now. Details to be announced soon.