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    1. Featured Jobs - Ghana Ski Team, Asics, Rugby Football Union, Nike Italy, WTA, thg, MIZUNO Corporation, Clipper Venues
    2. Merchandise - USA Softball
    3. Conferences  - Updated
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    6. Volunteers - Glasgow 2014
    7. Scholarships
    8. Tender Opportunities

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    Ghana Ski Team
    Olympics PR Pro
    The Ghana Ski team, which debuted at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, is looking for a PR pro to handle media relations for the Sochi Russia games slated for February.
    Tim Allardyce, secretary general of GST, said the pro bono campaign presents an "opportunity of a lifetime to represent a ski team who pans to compete at the Winter Olympic Games."
    Allardyce wants to be contacted by PR people eager to work the Olympics publicity effort at tim@ghanaskiteam.

    Marketing Director, China
    Location: Shanghai, China
    Closing date: Open until filled
    To join the world leading sports brand, Asics in China to drive the brand strategy and marketing implementation across the entire region.

    Rugby Football Union
    Commercial Partnerships Manager (12month fixed-term contract)
    Location: Twickenham, United Kingdom
    Closing date: 11/10/2013
    The Rugby Football Union is recruiting for a 12-month fixed-term contract Commercial Partnerships Manager, who will be responsible for providing a full management and service function to an assigned group of RFU Partners. To deliver against all contractual obligations, develop new and creative ways to maximise relationships and create value for both parties. To be involved in the renewal process as appropriate.

    Nike Italy
    Brand Director Football
    Location: Bologna, Italy
    Closing date: Open until filled
    In this role, you will be responsible for all marketing activities for our football category in Nike Italy, based in Bologna. Key within this role is the development of programs that will maximize the brand's awareness and sales with our consumer, through community building, 365 communication, a strong focus on digital engagement & activation and meaningful messaging for retail and consumers.

    Undisclosed Employer
    Event Coordinator
    Location: London, United Kingdom
    Closing date: Open until filled
    Opportunity to join the biggest continuous annual sporting event in the world. The Event coordinator will assist the Event Manager in delivering UK based events and large scale fan engaging projects worldwide. 

    Marketing Director
    Location: Singapore, Singapore
    Closing date: Open until filled
    The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), founded in 1973, is the principal organising body of women’s professional tennis. It governs the worldwide professional tennis tour for women, and is the global leader in women’s professional sport. Over 2,500 players representing 92 nations compete for more than US $118 million in prize money at the WTA’s 54 events and four Grand Slams in 33 countries.

    In May 2013 Singapore was awarded the WTA Championships (featuring the top eight female players in the world) for the five year period 2014 to 2018. Consequently a team is being constructed in Singapore to oversee the delivery of the tournament and deliver on the WTA’s commercial objectives.

    International Sports Sales Executive
    Location: Barcelona, Spain
    Closing date: 31/10/2013
    Working exclusively over the telephone at director level from our European office in Barcelona, your role is to sell corporate hospitality packages for VIP attendance to events such as the World Soccer Championship, Rugby World Cup, Formula 1, Ryder Cup as well as the Winter and Summer games.

    MIZUNO Corporation
    Field Sales Manager/in
    Location: Aschheim, Germany
    Closing date: Open until filled
    Mizuno wurde im Jahr 1906 gegründet um ein Teil der spannenden Welt des Sports zu sein, und der ganzen Welt ihr Engagement in diesem Bereich zu zeigen. Jeder einzelne Mitarbeitende vertritt die Ideale des wahren Sportgeists. Dies galt bereits vor über 100 Jahren und ist auch heute noch aktuell. Die Philosophie "durch die Entwicklung von Sport-Equipment und die Unterstützung des Sports zur Gesellschaft beizutragen" spiegelt dies wider.

    Clipper Ventures
    Partnerships Coordinator
    Location: Gosport, United Kingdom
    Closing date: Open until filled
    Clipper Ventures is an international marine events company promoting round the world yacht racing. Famed for the biannual Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, featuring 670 amateur crew on twelve matched boats, racing to 16 high profile ports. The race has an audience in excess of two billion people in more than 150 countries and provides a unique marketing platform for international businesses and destinations. The company also owns the rights to the professional solo round the world VELUX 5 OCEANS, as well as running corporate events division, Clipper Events, and world-class training programmes


    2013 SRI Directory
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    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

    United States Olympic Committee Mittens
    The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games are years in the making for hundreds of Team USA athletes. Support their hard work and dedication today by purchasing your "Go USA" mittens for $14 a pair. Then Raise Your Hands for Team USA and watch our Olympic and Paralympic athletes go for the gold in Russia!

    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

    USA Softball Auction
    The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America/USA Softball continues its fundraising efforts for Susan G. Komen Central and Western Oklahoma Oct. 7-17 with the sixth annual “Pink Auction”. From now through Oct. 17 at 12 P.M. CT, fans have the opportunity to bid through eBay on over 20 autographed items from the 2012 and 2013 USA Softball Women’s National Team “Pink Out” games at the seventh and eighth annual World Cups of Softball in Oklahoma City.


    Peace and Sport Awards 2013
    Register before Tuesday 6th August to benefit from a Special Early-bird Rate
    For more information please visit our website updated regularly with the latest information linked to the event.

    Right to Play Gymnastics Festival

    Join 2012 Olympic all-around gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas, 2008 Olympic horizontal bar silver medalist Jonathan Horton, and 2008 Olympic team silver medalist Alicia Sacramone for a family event and experience the power and benefits of sport and play. The Right To Play Gymnastics Festival will include an interactive “Fitness Zone” led by select U.S. gymnasts, demonstrations by current and retired U.S. gymnastics champions, and opportunities to collect autographs and photographs from a selection of Olympians.

    SPORTEL Monaco: October 14-17
    TAFISA World Congress: October 23
    IOC World Conference on Sport and Environment: October 30-November 1
    International Sport and Event Management: November 4-6
    World Conference on Doping and Sport: November 12-15
    World Rugby Conference and Exhibition: November 17-20
    IPC General Assembly: November 22-24
    Soccerex Global Convention
    : November 23-27
    Doha Goals
    : December 9-11


    2013 Sportswoman of the Year
    The on-line public nomination process is now open for the prestigious annual Awards, with the ultimate accolade, The Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Year, won last year by Jessica Ennis, up for grabs.

    The Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution to sport made by elite performers, coaches, administrators, community volunteers and inspirational female figures. 2013 promises to be the most spectacular in the event’s 26-year history as on the evening of Thursday December 5, for the first time, the Awards will be broadcast live by Sky.

    2014 IPC Athletes' Council
    Only athletes competing at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games or who have competed in either of the two previous Paralympic Winter Games are eligible to be nominated. Only one athlete per National Paralympic Committee (NPC) is allowed to be on the Council at the same time, and NPCs can nominate only one candidate for election.

    The nomination process will remain open until the end of 3 December. A complete list of candidates will be published two months prior to the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, and voting will take place at the Games.

    To request a nomination form, please contact IPC Executive Office Manager Verena Conrad at

    IOC Young Reporter Program
    Applications are still open for the second cycle of the International Olympic Committee’s Young Reporter Programme, which will be held August 12-29, 2014 in Nanjing, China, host of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

    IWG Host 2014-2018
    This is your chance to bring the position of IWG Co-Chair, the IWG Secretariat, and the 7th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport home to your community!

    ITTF North America
    ITTF-North America is excited to announce the launch of its new website: and the opening of bids for the 2014-2016 ITTF-North American Events.
    ITTF-North America President, Bruce Burton, who is excited about the latest development to North American Table Tennis stated: "The launch of the ITTF-North American website, along with the opening of bids for top-class events from 2014 – 2016, provides the basis for exciting staging of Table Tennis in North America. I am optimistic that many will see the possibilities and that a spirited bidding process will ensue."

    National Association of Sports Commissions
    The Request for Proposal (RFP) for the 2016 and 2017 NASC Sports Event Symposium is now available. Bids must be received by Friday, September 13, 2013

    ITU 2014 World Triathlon Series
    The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has opened bidding for the 2014 World Triathlon Series to all National Federations and cities interested in hosting one of the eight flagship events.

    The elected cities will join Hamburg, London, Yokohama and Auckland as confirmed hosts of the popular race series. Edmonton, Canada will also host the 2014 ITU Triathlon World Championship Grand Final.

    ITU 2015 World Triathlon Championships
    The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has opened bidding for the World Triathlon Championships 2015 to all National Federations and cities interested in hosting the final race of the 2015 World Triathlon Series.

    "ITU is committed to hosting top level events in iconic cities," ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado said. "As our sport continues to rise in popularity, we believe hosting the ITU World Triathlon Championships offers cities the possibility to showcase their city to a global audience."

    In 2009, the championships were revamped, expanding the former single-day World Championship race into an exciting multi-city global series, during which athletes vie for prize money totaling more than $2 million USD. The series culminates with the ITU World Triathlon Championships, which will continue to be called the World Triathlon Grand Final through 2013.


    Paralympic Sport Club Development Program
    U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, today launched the Paralympic Sport Club Development Program, a new initiative designed to support grassroots organizations that are committed to providing sustainable Paralympic sports programming that strengthens the athlete pipeline to the U.S. Paralympic Team. Paralympic Sport Clubs that participate in the three-level program will receive recognition and awards designed to help organizations honor achievements and further pursue excellence within the Paralympic Movement.


    Glasgow 2014
    It will travel across the globe through the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth carrying a special message from Her Majesty the Queen, but the final lap of the Queen’s Baton Relay will be its last 40 days travelling the length and breadth of Scotland.

    From today until 22 November anyone can nominate their own local champions to be batonbearers. To be a batonbearer, people are required to:

    • Be 12 years old or older at the date of nomination
    • Have made a positive contribution to the lives of others through community sport
    • Undertaken voluntary work or contributed to schools or youth organisations
    • Contributed towards greater inclusion for disadvantaged or marginalised sectors of the community
    • Been a role model or mentor to youth through sport
    • Displayed a level of individual achievement against the odds
    • Made a significant contribution to their local community

    2015 Ski World Championships
    The process of recruiting volunteers for Vail and Beaver Creek’s 2015 World Championships will officially kickoff this Thursday, Sept. 12, from 5-7 p.m. MT at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, with the first 215 people in the gate receiving a special 2015 commemorative gift. Prize raffles will also be conducted throughout the evening.


    Celebrate It Scotland
    A £4m fund has opened to allow people around Scotland to mark the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

    The Celebrate scheme will offer Lottery funding of between £500 and £10,000 to arts, heritage, sports and community groups to hold one-off events. These can focus on the Games themselves or Scotland's links to the 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.

    International Sports Management MBA - Loughborough University

    Loughborough – the UK’s No.1 university for sport – launched its new International Sports Management MBA in January to develop the sports leaders of tomorrow. Six months on, we look at the impact the course is making already…

    ISA Individual Scholarship Program
    The ISA is proud to continue to award academic surf scholarships to Under-18 junior surfers from all over the globe. The ISA Individual Scholarship Program was established in 2007, and in its six year history has awarded 172 individual scholarships and a total of $128,500. This year, the ISA will award 50 individual $1,000 scholarships, a total of $50,000.

    Tender Opportunities:

    World Olympian Association

    The World Olympians Association [WOA], the member organisation of all Olympians established to help support Olympians around the world and promote Olympism in the community, has launched a tender process to recruit a digital agency partner.

    The successful digital consultancy will be tasked to re-design and modernise the organisation’s online platforms, including creating a new website and integrating social media tools. The appointed agency will also have a broad range of responsibilities to develop and manage the WOA’s online content such as a new Online Olympic Reunion Center, the President’s Blog and the WOA Twitter and Facebook presence. Seven agencies have been invited to pitch for the business.

    For information on the tender contact:VERO Communications
    Mike Lee
    Tel: +44 [0]20 7379 4000
    Mob: +44 [0]7775 677408
    Tw: @mleevero

    Sujit Jasani
    Tel: +44 [0]20 7379 4000
    Mob: +44 [0]7940 375282
    Tw: @SujitJasani

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Rio de Janeiro 2016
    Procurement Portal of the Organizing Committee for Rio 2016
    The portal will serve as the main channel of communication with supplier companies and has the potential to change the way of purchasing goods and services and become a legacy for national industry. The new tool will host the Games Demand for Goods and Services Plan, the Organising Committee’s purchase schedule until 2016, which will allow companies to plan ahead and also seek extra qualifications to meet the Olympic demands.

    To view all Rio 2016 job opportunities, visit the job opportunities page.

    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.

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