FIS Journalist Award presented to John Meyer and Milan Stanko
Two journalists were awarded the 2013 FIS Journalist award over the weekend of 6th-8th December 2013. Colorado-based writer John Meyer and Slovakia television reporter Milan Stanko were recognised for their long-term commitment to covering skiing in two separate ceremonies.
John Meyer has covered skiing for more than 30 years with the Colorado-based newspaper ‘The Denver Post’. His coverage began with Pam Fletcher’s downhill win at the World Cup in Vail in 1986. Since then, he has been one of the most passionate reporters to follow the U.S. Ski Team reporting on greats like Picabo Street, Daron Rahlves, Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn and many more.
Meyer was recognised for his work during a ceremony at the Audi FIS World Cup in Beaver Creek (USA) where the U.S. Ski Team was holding its annual alumni event. Many of the U.S. Ski Team’s former legends were on hand to congratulate Meyer.
Milan Stanko has been a TV reporter in Slovakia for 44 years covering a variety of sports. As a former Cross-Country skier, Stanko has been dedicated to getting coverage of all skiing disciplines in the non-traditional ski nation. Thanks to his efforts, skiing has gained recognition and air time in the country where football and hockey are king.
Stanko has covered multiple international sporting events, including many World Cupsand will continue his journey in skiing coverage at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
FIS congratulates both journalists on their award and would like to thank them for their many years of dedicated reporting on skiing.