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    (ATR) This weeks sports organization jobs -- Mizuno looks for a Sales & Marketing Manager, Stoke City Football Club searches for a Group Ticket Sales Executive, Smartodd wants an Japanese Football Analyst, and many more 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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    Press officer
    Location: Aigle, Switzerland
    The UCI is seeking to appoint immediately a Press Officer, who's job description includes:
    • Liaising with colleagues and key spokespeople
    • Liaising with and answering enquiries from media, individuals and other organisations, via telephone and email and at events
    • Researching, writing and distributing press releases to media
    • Collating and analysing media coverage
    • Writing/editing in-house publications, articles and annual reports as required
    • Organising media events such as press conferences
    • Maintaining and updating information on the organisation's website as required
    • Fostering community relations


    Sales & Marketing Manager - Spain
    Location: Barcelona or Madrid, Spain
    Closing date: Open until filled
    The role of Sales & Marketing Manager – Spain will contribute to the profitability and growth of Spanish Sport and Golf markets, by planning, managing and implementing a sales & marketing strategy to build the Mizuno brand and increase the company’s market share in line with corporate goals.

    VS.talent Consulting
    Retail Marketing Creative Service Senior Manager
    Location: Shanghai, China
    Closing date: 21/3/2013
    A suitable applicant is sought to partner with the brand communications teams and their creative agencies on the concept and execution of seasonal brand image campaigns.

    Stoke City Football Club
    Group Ticket Sales Executive
    Location: Stoke, United Kingdom
    Closing date: Open until filled
    This is a new role selling group tickets linked with unique match day experiences such as mascot packages, stadium tours & meet the players. You will be selling to companies, sporting clubs & fans via phone prospecting and personal appointments.

    Football Analyst - Japan
    Location: London, United Kingdom
    Closing date: Open until filled
    The role entails writing comprehensive analytical previews and reviews for games in the Japanese J-League and presenting this information in a timely and professional manner.

    NSW Waratahs
    GM Marketing & Commercial
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    Closing date: Open until filled
    A senior member of the Club’s executive; this individual will play a key role in achieving commercial revenue targets including sponsorships, hospitality, plus innovative new products aligned to the organisations vision and values.

    Woburn Golf Club & Safari Park
    Commercial Manager
    Location: Woburn, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
    Closing date: 1/3/2013
    The Commercial Manager will work with the General Manager and Head of Departments of both venues, creating new and exciting sales portfolios, valuing them for sale and presenting them to the market in an exciting and appealing manner.

    ADI TV
    European Business Development Manager
    Location: Mid West Germany, Germany
    Closing date: 14/3/2013
    ADI TV are seeking a suitable applicant to set up and manage new satellite office in Germany. As part of the role, the successful applicant will be required to research, develop and manage business development opportunities within the territory.

    PNG Sports Federation & Olympic Committee
    High Performance Manager
    Boroko, Papua New Guinea
    Closing date: 11/3/2013
    An individual is sought to manage the development, planning, implementation and monitoring of the Team PNG High Performance Strategy and develop the Team PNG High Performance Action Plan for its four year cycle of events.


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    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.
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    • Sponsorship and Marketing
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    • Events
    A Photographic Celebration of the IAAF Centenary Historic Exhibition
    The exhibition was housed for six weeks in the Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch, Barcelona, Spain. Open to the general public from Saturday 13 October to Sunday 25 November 2012 with an Official VIP Opening Ceremony taking pace on the evening of Monday 15 October, the exhibition was built on and around a specially laid Mondo track. The main 8 displays, which appropriately for this exhibition were called ‘lanes’, covered the history of the IAAF and Athletics in general, in text, photographs and video.

    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.

    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


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

    Peace and Sport Forum
    The IOC launched the registration process on December 14 for the third International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development, which will take place from June 5-6, 2013 at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA. Organised jointly by the IOC and the UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace, with the support of the United States Olympic Committee, the biennial event aims to assess the successes and challenges of using sport as a tool for human development and peace promotion.

    AIPS Congress
    Sochi, Russia
    April15-19, 2013
    Now is the time to register for the 76th AIPS Congress which takes place at the Radisson Blue Hotel in the 2014 Winter Olympic City of Sochi, Russia from April 15 - 19, 2013.


    SportAccord Spirit of Sports Awards

    Lausanne, 28 January 2013 – SportAccord is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2013 Spirit of Sport Awards is now open. Members are invited to apply for the Awards by 11 March 2013.

    The annual awards commend the commitment and humanitarian spirit of SportAccord members who have made an exceptional and lasting contribution to using sport as a tool for positive social change. The Spirit of Sport Awards 2013 will be presented to the Laureates during the 11th annual SportAccord convention in Saint-Petersburg, Russia in May 2013.

    IF Programmes that focus on the following areas are encouraged:
    • Sport and Child & Youth Development
    • Sport and the Environment
    • Sport and Gender
    • Sport and Health
    • Sport and Persons with Disabilities
    • Sport and Peace

    Only ONE project and/or individual application per Member will be allowed in the 2013 edition of the Awards.

    Baku 2015
    The Organizing Committee of the First European Games in Baku, 2015 has launched a contest to determine the designs of logo, medals and torch of the games. The Organizing Committee told APA that any person acting as a professional or an amateur designer can participate in the contest. There is no age limit for participants. One author can not submit more than 5 works and these works must correspond to the contest’s theme. The samples, which have not been used up to know and not repeating the elements of the existing designs, must be submitted to the contest.

    Submissions should be mailed to


    Glasgow 2014
    The search for up to 15,000 volunteers for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will start on Monday, 14 January 2013 when applications open.

    From 0700 on Monday, people have the opportunity to become a part of history with Glasgow 2014 needing the biggest peace-time deployment of volunteers for a common cause Scotland has ever seen.

    Applicants have just under seven weeks to go to www.glasgow2014/volunteer and complete their online form with a final closing date of Thursday, 28 February.

    Sochi 2014

    There is exactly one month left until applications close for those wishing to volunteer at the 2014 Games in Sochi. At the start of December, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee announced the closing date for registration - March 1, 2013. At the same time, a countdown clock appeared on the website, showing how much time remained until the end of the volunteer recruitment process. Anyone wishing to apply still has time to fill in an application form on the website, and write his name into Olympic history by becoming a volunteer at the first ever Olympic Winter Games in our country's history.

    Toronto 2015 IGNITE Program
    The IGNITE program is a community partnership enabling individuals, organizations and communities to be associated with the Games, and hopes to encompass the projects and events that are inspired by the Games coming to the region.

    From Niagara Falls to Oshawa to Caledon, IGNITE offers communities the opportunity to leverage the Games to increase awareness for their projects. IGNITE also aspires to create initiatives that will continue to flourish post-Games.


    Russian International Olympic University
    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.

    ITTF: LIEBHERR World Table Tennis Championships
    The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is offering two (2) scholarships for journalists to attend the LIEBHERR 2013 World Table Tennis Championships in Paris from May 13th to May 20th 2013.

    It is an opportunity to gain knowledge of table tennis and the International Table Tennis Federation.

    Each candidate will have full access to all media facilities and players; it will provide an exceptional experience for the selected candidates.

    Tender Opportunities:

    The State Committee for Sport has announced an international tender for the design and construction of new sports facilities in Ashgabat and other velayats (regions). It is planned to construct a new sports school specialising in chess and checkers in the Turkmen capital. One of the most important facilities to be built in Ashgabat is the Olympic Training Centre that will include sports training bases and a scientific and research laboratory.

    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.

    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.

    Opportunities from Bonn, Germany: View the IPC 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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