World Journalist Award - Atsushi Hoshino
Monte-Carlo - The IAAF is delighted to confirm that Japan’s Atsushi Hoshino will be this year’s recipient of the IAAF World Journalist Award. The award will be presented in Monaco this Sunday (21) by IAAF President Lamine Diack.
The IAAF World Journalist Award, which was created on the recommendation of the IAAF Press Commission that the IAAF should mark outstanding lifetime contributions in the field of athletics journalism, was inaugurated last year with the honouring of the career of Germany’s Gustav Schwenk.
Atsushi Hoshino (born 14 March 1926) began his life in sports journalism in 1947 when he joined Tokyo’s Yomiuri Shimbun, a newspaper for which he would later become senior sports editor and work until 1996.