The AIPS Executive Committee, during a teleconference on Monday, assessed the peremptory request of the coalition of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and UAE for Qatar to shut down Al Jazeera and all its connected networks including the sports network BeIn, and unanimously ruled that such a demand is in no way acceptable.

On the final day of the 80th AIPS Congress, elections were held for the news four year term of the Executive Committee (2017- 2021).

SEOUL, May 10, 2017 - A milestone congress for the International Sports Press Association (AIPS), a new elected president for South Korea and a remarkable presence and speech from IAAF president Lord Sebastian Coe inaugurated the 80th AIPS Congress held this year in Seoul and PyeongChang, host city of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics.