Dickie at the double in sports awards

Dickie at the double in sports awards

The Times has hit double figures in nominations for the SJA Sports Journalism Awards.

The News UK title is shortlisted 11 times for the 40th staging of the awards ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London on February 27.

Sun sports snapper Dickie Pelham is nominated in both the best football and top sport picture sections of the photographic awards. The Sunday Times bagged three nominations.

The sports writing chairman of judges Peter Jackson expressed his delight that entries were at an all-time high of 231.

Full list of shortlisted News UK entries in the sports writing categories: Cricket journalist: Mike Atherton (Times). Football journalist: Matt Hughes (Times) and Henry Winter (Times). Multi-media sports package: Times for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Rugby journalist: Stephen Jones (Sunday Times) and Own Slot (Times). Special sports edition: Sunday Times’ tribute to Muhammad Ali. Sports columnist: Matt Dickinson (Times), Matthew Syed (Times) and David Walsh (Sunday Times).

Sports feature writer: James Gheerbrant (Times) and Alyson Rudd (Times), Sports news reporter: Martyn Ziegler (Times). Sports scoop: Martyn Ziegler, Craig Lord, Matt Dickinson and Rick Broadbent (Times), Russian swimming’s doping shame.