Olympic Channel production honoured at AIPS Sport Media Awards

'Legends Live On',  featuring German weightlifter Matthias Steiner, recognised in 'Video Short Feature' category.

By Andrew Binner ·

The second edition of the 2019 AIPS Sport Media Awards concluded on Monday night, where the winners were announced at a ceremony in Budapest, Hungary.

Before the presentation of the awards, Sydney 2000 triple jump Olympic champion and the evening's host Jonathan Edwards led a standing ovation in remembrance of late basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

An impressive 1746 award submissions from 125 countries where whittled down to a final 'top three' for each of the 11 different categories.

The 12-member AIPS Sport Media Awards jury and AIPS President Gianni Merlo voted for the final winners, while local hero three-time Olympic gold medallist swimmer Katinka Hosszu and World Athletics President Sebastian Coe were on hand to present some of the awards.

Olympic Channel production Legends Live On - featuring the incredible story of German Olympic weightlifting champion Matthias Steiner - finished third in the Short Video Production category.

Matthias Steiner's triumph in the face of adversity

Shortlisted Olympic Channel production Legends Live On features Matthias Steiner, and his inspiring gold medal.

The German weightlifter became Olympic champion at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, shortly after the unexpected death of his wife in a car accident.

Below, see how the Olympic legend has now overcome diabetes and weight issues to lead a healthier life. He has also become a best-selling author in Germany, inspiring future generations to lead healthier lives as well.

Where are they now? Matthias Steiner’s legend lives on

German weightlifter Matthias Steiner won gold at the Beijing 2008 Olympic G...

The night's winners

Photography Sport Action: Juan Arboleda (Colombia)

Writing Colour Piece: Suzanne Wrack (United Kingdom)

Video Athlete Profile: Matthew Allen (USA)

Audio: Bob Hohler (USA)

Photography Portfolio: Roman Vondrouš (Czech Republic)

Investigative reporting: Jamil Chade

Video Documentary: Stuart Pollitt (United Kingdom)

Writing Column: Prajwal Oli (Nepal)

Video Short Feature: Andrew Leibman (USA)

Young Reporters: Mattia Ozbot (Photography), Mažvydas Laurinaitus (Writing) and Hamza Ait Messaoud (Broadcasting)

A Life in Sport: Jose Maria Lorente