The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) has saluted Ghanaian sports journos as the world marks the international day of the sports journalist today, July 2.

A message published to all sports journalists in Ghana said: “SWAG salutes all gallant sports journalists for your hard work and dedication to influencing sports development and promotion in Ghana.”

The message issued by SWAG General Secretary, Charles Osei Asibey acknowledged the solid path laid down by the predecessors of the industry in Ghana and tasked the current generation to strive hard to emulate these standards and possibly raise above them.

World Sports Journalists Day is celebrated on July 2 every year, to mark the services of sports journalists for the promotion of sports. This day has been earmarked as the official day of celebration because of its significance as the date when the International Sports Press Association was established at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

The International Sports and Press Association (AIPS) was established in the year 1924 while the Olympic Games took place in Paris and emphasized on strengthening the companionship, bonding and liking and disliking between sports journalists all over the globe.

Sport journalism has flourished as a different kind of sports activities all over the world has taken a new shape in terms of power, wealth and influence.