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    (ATR) This weeks sports organization jobs include Welsh Rugby Union, Stadiums Queensland, Konami, Fantasy League, and many more are filling high level positions. Come see for yourself in this week’s Golden Opportunities. Send us your Golden Opportunities to: . Business never stops!

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    Welsh Rugby Union
    Location: Cardiff, Wales
    The Solicitor will be responsible for providing legal support, advice and guidance across all departments of The Welsh Rugby Union Limited and Millennium Stadium under the direction of the Head of Legal Affairs.

    Stadiums Queensland
    Events Manager
    Location: Brisbane, Australia
    Plan elite sporting events as part of the inner workings of one of Queensland’s most well-known sporting venues and coordinate the delivery of the exciting, dramatic and action-packed premier sporting events to thousands of fans.

    Director of Football Licensing
    Location: Windsor, United Kingdom
    You will be responsible for driving commercial growth and functional excellence in Konami's football licensing business globally.

    Fantasy League
    Senior Business Development Manager
    Location: London, United Kingdom
    Fantasy League is recruiting an ambitious Senior Business Development Manager who will be responsible for managing and growing their third-party sales in the UK and overseas.

    Match Analysis
    European Sales Manager
    Location: Flexible, United Kingdom
    Match Analysis is a global leader and pioneer of performance analysis, video analysis and tracking. As part of its continued growth Match Analysis has an opportunity for an energetic self-starter to join its sales operation in this important role.

    Football Trader/Junior Odds Compiler, Spanish Market
    Location: London, United Kingdom

    Kambi are looking for a highly motivated Scandinavian individual with a strong passion for football and gambling who has demonstrated critical thinking and communication.

    Gala Coral
    European Basketball Trader
    Location: Gibraltar, Europe
    You will be be responsible for odds compilation, bet acceptance and client management, relating to European Basketball across Coral’s remote platforms.

    European Broadcasting Union
    Senior Sports Project Manager
    Location: Geneva, Switzerland
    The Senior Sports Project Manager assists the Head of Sports Rights - Summer Sports in the identification and delivery of the operational aspects of the relevant sporting events.

    Moving Comfort
    Sales Representative - North of England and Scotland
    Location: Flexible, United Kingdom
    Moving Comfort is a sister brand to Brooks. It is a women only product line – designed by women for women and consists of sports bras and apparel. We are looking for a Regional Sales Representative to present products and sell to retailers across North...


    USA Luge Contest
    Luge fans across the nation will have a chance to win a trip to the 2013 FIL Luge World Championships in scenic British Columbia. The world’s top athletes, including members of the USA Luge National Team, will compete at the site of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games during the most prestigious event of the 2012-13 season.

    For a donation of $20, you and a companion could win:

    • Airfare
    • Ground transportation for 3 days
    • Housing in Whistler
    • Two meals per day
    • Admission to the track as guests of USA Luge
    • USA Luge Swag Bag

    Entry is now open at the USA Luge website, and will continue until midnight January 2nd, 2013. Visit to enter the sweepstakes and get further details.

    New Year's Sliding Eve (USA Luge)
    USA Luge is teaming up with the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) to bring down the curtain on 2012 and ring in 2013 with New Year’s Slidin’ Eve at the combined luge, bobsled and skeleton track on Mt. Van Hoevenberg.

    This one-of-a-kind luge racing experience will be offered from 5-8 PM on Monday, Dec. 31, at the Olympic Sports Complex, just five miles from Lake Placid on Rt. 73.

    Entering the track from start five, visitors and residents alike can negotiate the lower half of the mile-long track. "Racers" will get first-hand experience tackling Lake Placid’s famous curves such as the Labyrinth and the Chicane, before concluding with the three-turn combination known as the Heart.

    Advance registration is required and will terminate on Dec. 27. You may secure your spot by calling 518-523-4436 seven days a week, or email


    Olympic Auction
    The latest Douramakos Olympic Auction will be ending on December 8th, 2012. The auction includes rare items, Olympic Documents and Memorabilia, (torches, books, medals, badges, diplomas etc), many of which seen for the very first time in auction!

    2013 SRI Directory
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    40,000 industry executives, buyers and reps, all in one place.
    Around the Rings subscribers will receive $50 off the Directory following the link above!

    TSE Consulting Book
    Developing a winning sports events strategy: A four-step approach for successful bidding and hosting:
    • A book by TSE Consulting that provides public sector bodies with a shortcut to developing a winning approach for their investment in sports events. If you work in the public sector and are looking to develop a successful sports event strategy that brings benefits to your city, region or country then this book is for you.

    Inside the Beijing Olympics

    In the world we live in today, there are few secrets more darker, more magical and mysterious than the inner workings of the Chinese Government and Communist Party. No American is ever invited behind the curtain to sit and enjoy a lunch of dim sum with the Wizard of OZ; but now, in a new work by first-time author, Jeff Ruffolo, we are instantly transported into the inner workings of the greatest summer Olympic Games ever – the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in China.

    Stop War, Start Tennis: Lessons of Life and Understanding from a Pakistani Tennis Player

    Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistans greatest tennis champion and highly regarded world humanitarian, announced today that his book is now available for sale as an e-book electronically on Kindle at

    The Complete Encyclopedia of Football
    Pulling together the many strands of football today is a daunting task - not least, where and when to start. Keir Radnedge, who has reported every World Cup since 1966, is probably better qualified than most. He has watched and analysed all the great teams and interviewed all the great players down the years. All that is distilled in The Complete Encyclopedia of Football, published by Carlton Books of London but translated and published widely around the world. What do pioneer Lord Kinnaird from the 19th century and today's superstar Lionel Messi have in common? This book brings them together.

    SportBusiness in Numbers Volume 6
    Delivering complete and unrivalled data and statistics across the sports business industry from the top consultancies globally, this report is the must have day-to-day reference guide.
    View key data on:
    • Sponsorship and Marketing
    • Sport Finance
    • London Olympics 2012
    • Broadcast and Digital Media
    • Social Media
    • Exclusive Market Insight
    • Events
    Canadian Olympic Committee Mittens
    Every purchase of the new special edition Canadian Olympic Mittens, the Hudson’s Bay Company makes a financial contribution to the Canadian Olympic Foundation to help Canadian athletes reach the podium through development,coaching and equipment. The new Canadian Olympic Mittens are available at The Bay.

    Pin Points
    a deceased friend's pin collection for Charity upon his request. Oldest pins: 5 pins from 1964, 1 from 1976, and 1 Bob Beamon from 1968/Mexico city. 1 set with 6 pins from Calgary/Seoul 1998 with 3M Company logo in box. Set of 7 Kodak sponsor pins from Calgary/1998 in box. 1 set of 8 pins from Albertville/Barcelona 1992 in box. 34 miscellaneous pins. Send me a PM with your email address if interested.

    Sochi 2014 Ticket Packages
    CoSport, as the Official Hospitality Supplier of Sochi 2014, announced today that fans of the United States Olympic Team interested in attending the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, will be able to reserve hotel and tickets packages, and tickets and hospitality pass packages starting Friday, Dec. 14, at 12 p.m. (EST) at


    The AISTS SEMOS (Sports Event Management & Organisation) module offers an overview of the key tasks that sports managers need to successfully plan, communicate and operate when organising sport events. The AISTS SEMOS brings together leaders of International Sport Federations and other experts of the AISTS network, including the International Olympic Committee, to create a seminar that is both pertinent and practical, and recognises the increased expectations of spectators, media and sponsors at major events.
    February 11-15, 2013

    Sportel Rio
    Rio de Janeiro
    March 11th-13th 2013


    WADA has now issued its call for proposals for 2013 scientific research grants.
    WADA is committed to increasing the volume of research dedicated to developing new and improved detection methods for performance-enhancing substances and methods. Since 2001, the Agency has committed more than US$54 million to scientific research.
    Scientists interested in submitting research projects are invited to submit their applications by February 17, 2013.

    International Cricket Council’s RFP
    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an external production designer for a wide range of ICC publications for 2013-14.
    These publications include the ICC Annual Report, the ICC Playing Handbook and media guides in relation to ICC events.
    RFP submissions will be evaluated against specific criteria.
    The deadline for responses to the RFP is 1800h Dubai time (+ 4 GMT) on Saturday 15 December 2012. Interested parties can find the relevant documents and lodgement details at or download from here.

    Tender Opportunities:

    Premier League
    The Premier League has today made available to interested parties the Invitation to Tender (ITT) for its live audio visual rights spanning seasons 2013/14 – 2015/16 for Asia and Australasia.

    The region includes the following individual broadcast territories:
    1. Australia
    2. Hong Kong
    3. India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
    4. Indonesia and East Timor
    5. Japan
    6. Malaysia and Brunei
    7. Mongolia
    8. Myanmar
    9. New Zealand
    10. North Korea
    11. Pacific Islands
    12. Philippines
    13. South Korea
    14. Taiwan
    15. Thailand, Cambodia and Laos
    16. Vietnam

    Premier League
    The Premier League has today made available to interested parties the Invitation to Tender (ITT) for its live audio visual rights spanning seasons 2013/14–2015/16 for Europe.
    The Europe region includes 33 individual broadcast territories.
    In order to receive a copy of the ITT, interested parties should contact the Premier League at
    Media queries should be directed to the Premier League Press Office on +44 (0) 207 864 9190 or

    FIBA issued an invitation to submit proposals aimed at appointing a worldwide licensing representative responsible for developing its licensing program and those of its major upcoming competitions. The purpose of the licensing program is to promote the competitions in the host countries and around the world. Competitions belonging to the program include the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women, and may also extend to eight of the 2013 FIBA Continental Zone Championships: the FIBA Africa Championships (Men & Women), the FIBA Americas Championships (Men & Women), the FIBA Asia Championships (Men & Women) and the FIBA Oceania Championships (Men & Women) (FIBA).

    ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
    The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified companies for the provision of media buying services.
    EOI submissions will be evaluated against specific criteria with respondents who qualify then invited to prepare detailed proposals as part of a tender process. Ultimately, the successful company will work closely with the LOC which has offices in Melbourne, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be played in venues across both countries in February and March 2015.

    UIPM Production Tender
    UIPM, the world’s governing body for Modern Pentathlon, is looking for a TV production company to produce its TV highlights show and internet TV productions.
    The contract would run between 2013-2016 and UIPM would expect the production company to be continually developing the product. Please contact UIPM Communications Manager Matt Pound at  for more information.

    Sochi 2014
    Tender Opportunities
    Closing: TBA
    SC Olimpstroy is engaged in the construction of Olympic venues and infrastructure. The main focus of the SC “Olimpstroy” is the management of engineering, surveying, design, construction, reconstruction and preparing Sochi 2014 venues for competition.

    Translating the Games
    Closing: TBA
    In December 2012, the Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and the XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in the city of Sochi will stage a second Forum, named "Sochi 2014: Translating the Games" Last year, the Forum took place from December 3rd to December 4th in the Mountain Cluster, and its packed program earned positive feedback from everyone who attended. It is worth mentioning that more than 500 people attended the Forum – a record for the Russian translation community.

    Visit London
    Tender Opportunities
    Closing: TBA
    Transport for London is the site for electronic tendering for London tourism agency, Visit London.

    Twenty scholarships each worth USD 30,000 are on offer for the Russian International Olympic University’s international Master of Sport Administration inaugural programme which commences September 2013.

    Sport and Development Opportunities: There are many job openings in sport and development including a Project Manager and Head of Communications with streetfootballworld. The International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education is seeking applications Manager Services. For all of the job listings, visit

    Opportunities from Lausanne, Switzerland: View the IOC Job Opportunities page to search volunteer and full-time positions.

    Rio de Janeiro 2016 Opportunities: To view all Rio 2016 job opportunities, visit the job opportunities page.
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    Written by  Aaron Bauer 

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