Awards

2017 Tagesthemen Award for the reporting on doping in Russia

2017 Gold World Medal at the New York Film Festivals in the category Current affairs” for “Doping Top secret: Showdown for Russia” (in cooperation with Florian Riesewieck, Felix Becker and Olga Sviridenko)

2017 Nomination of the WDR program sport inside for the 53th Adolf Grimme Prize (member of the team of authors)

2016 Winner of the Open Russia Award für independent news journalism and investigative research on russian topics

2016 International Sports Movies TV Award in the category “Sport & Society” for the documentary film “Doping – Top Secret: Russia’s Red Herrings” at the international film festival of Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs in Milano

2016 Nomination Tagesthemen Award (sports category) for the story “ARD requests unwelcome: IAAF President Coe’s poor start”

2016 Laureate of the Hanns-Joachim-Friedrichs-Award for TV journalism

2016 Nomination of “Doping – Top Secret: Showdown for Russia” for PRIX EUROPA 2016 (category TV Current Affairs)

2016 Nomination for the Austrian Film and Television Award Goldene ROMY for “Doping – Top Secret: The Shadowy World of Athletics” in the category “Best TV Documentary”

2016 Finalist at the New York Film Festivals in the category “Best Investigative Report” for “Doping – Top Secret: The Shadowy World of Athletics”

2016 Bud-Greenspan-Award der New York Track and Field Writers for the documentaries “Doping – Top Secret: How Russia makes its winners” and “Doping – Top Secret: The Shadowy World of Athletics”

2016 German Television Prize in the category Best Sports Program for
“Doping – Top Secret: How Russia makes its winners” and “Doping – Top Secret: The Shadowy World of Athletics”

2015 Awards at the first global competition for sports journalism, the “Sports Media Pearl Award” (by AIPS) in Abu Dhabi: first price in the category Video documentary for “Doping – Top Secret: The Shadowy World of Athletics” and special price in the category “Best investigative reporting”

2015 Award of the Berlin-Brandenburg Journalists Association: “Langer Atem”  – for dedication and perseverance in journalistic research. Winner of the second prize for longstanding coverage about doping in sports, particularly for the recent reporting about doping in Russia

2015 German Sports Journalist of the Year

2015 Media Award of the German Athletics Federation for Hajo Seppelt and the ARD doping research department for the coverage of doping in Russia

2015 International Sports Movies TV Award in the category “Sports Values” for the documentary film “Doping – Top Secret: The Shadowy World of Athletics” at the international film festival Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs in Milano

2015 Nomination of “Doping – Top Secret: How Russia makes its winners” for the International TV-Award of the Asian-Pacific Broadcasting Union in the category “Documentary”

2015 Silver World Medal at New York Festivals in the category Best Investigative Report for the documentary film “Geheimsache Doping: Wie Russland seine Sieger macht” (“Doping – Top Secret: How Russia makes its winners”)

2013 German Television Prize in the category Best Sports Program for the WDR program sport inside (together with Tom Theunissen, Florian Bauer, Matthias Wolf, Marc Schlömer, Ulrich Loke and Reiner Lefeber)

2011 Nomination of the WDR program sport inside in the category Best Sports Program for the German Television Prize 2011 (together with Tom Theunissen, Marc Schlömer, Jochen Leufgens, Fred Kowasch, Ulrich Loke and Reiner Lefeber)

2009 Nomination of the WDR program sport inside in the category Best Sports Program for the German Television Prize 2009 (together with Tom Theunissen, Marc Schlömer, Klaus Fiedler, Fred Kowasch, Ulrich Loke, Reiner Lefeber and Jochen Leufgens)

2009 Main Prize, International Festival Sportfilm Liberec – World Facts Challenge for the ARD “Olympia im Reich der Mitte: Doping in China” (with Jo Goll)

2009 Nomination for the 45th Adolf Grimme Prize in the category Special Prize for his “persistent and courageous researching on the topic of doping and excellent achievements in reporting”

2009 Gold World Medal at the New York Festival TV & Video Award, in the category Best Investigative Report (Long Form) for the documentary “Olympia im Reich der Mitte: Doping in China” (with Jo Goll)

2008 Nomination of the WDR program sport inside for the 44th Adolf Grimme Prize (member of the team of authors)

2007 Nomination German Television Prize in the category Best Sports Program for “Mission Sauberer Sport” (“Mission Clean Sports”) with Jo Goll

2007 German Sports Journalist of the Year 2007

2007 International Sports Movies TV Award for the documentary “Mission Sauberer Sport” (“Mission Clean Sports”) in the category “Documentary” at the international film festival of Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs in Milano (with Jo Goll)

2007 Silver Chest Award at the International Documentary Film Festival in Plovdiv for “Mission Sauberer Sport” (with Jo Goll)

2007 Main Prize at the international festival Sportfilm Liberec – World Facts Challenge for the ARD exclusive “Mission Sauberer Sport” (with Jo Goll)

2006 “Leuchtturm” of the network Netzwerk Recherche, for special journalistic achievements

1992, 1998, 2001 and 2003 Major Television Prize, Association of German Sports Journalists for various documentary films

1989 Major Radio Prize Association of German Sports Journalists for an SFB report about the New York Marathon (“Einlauf in Manhattan”)