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    (ATR) This week's Golden Opportunities :

    1. Featured Jobs - Invictus Games Sydney 2018, Human Race, UK Athletics,Leicester City Football Club and more!
    2. Conferences -  ITU Event Organizers Conference (Feb. 24-26); NASC Sports Event Symposium (Mar. 27-30)
    3. Olympian Efforts -  IAAF Portal to Report Doping; Triathlon Canada Re-branding; Jamie Nieto Medical Fund 
    4. Awards - Vote for the 2016 Horses of the Year, GC2018 Sustainability, ITTF Awards & Annual Member Awards
    5. Programs - "How Technology is Driving Sustainability in Sport"- Webinar, NEO Rugby Business Network, WOA Society Grant Program, Olympic Games and the Media-Coursera Platform and more!
    6. Volunteers - Gold Coast 2018 
    7. Tickets - 2017 USA Masters Games, 2017 World Rowing Championships; 2017 ITU Conference Offers Discounted Tickets
    8. Media Matters - 
    9. Proposals - WADA 2017 Scientific Research Grants
    10. Scholarships - 
    11. Contests - 19th UIM Photo Competition; 2017 IAAF Diamond League; 2017 World Rowing Champs Mascot Naming Challenge; USA Luge - Running of the Balls Fundraiser, Throw Down Challenge
    12. Merchandise - "Inclusion/Exclusion: Softball's Olympic Odyssey" by Don Porter
    13. Tender Opportunities - WTF 2017-2024, PyeongChang 2018, Russia 2018 World Cup food vendor; ITU World Triathlon series 2017 and 2019

    Send us your Golden Opportunities to: Business never stops!


    Invictus Games Sydney 2018

    Finance Director
    Melbourne or Sydney, Australia
    Closing Date: 13/01/2017
    Invictus Games Sydney 2018 seek a Finance Director who will become a key member of the Senior Management Team. The Finance Director will be responsible for the financial management of Federal and State Government funds, financial reporting and planning for the Games. This is a very hands-on leadership position, requiring financial flair, flexibility and agility to react to a fluid environment in order to achieve successful commercial outcomes for the Games.

    Human Race

    Marketing and Communications Executive
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    Human Race are seeking a Marketing and Communications Executive who will be responsible for delivering the commercial strategy and marketing activation for around 35 events per year in the sports of triathlon, running and cycling.

    Human Race
    Senior Marketing and Communications Executive, Triathlon
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    Human Race seek a Senior Marketing and Communications Executive for Triathlon to take the lead on delivering the marketing activity for the Triathlon events and work with the Marketing Director and Marketing Manager to devise the overarching strategy.

    UK Athletics

    Head of Talent and Performance Pathways
    Loughborough , United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    UK Athletics (UKA), the National governing body for the premier Olympic and Paralympic sport of athletics has a vacancy for a Head of Talent and Performance Pathways to support the successful implementation of the World Class Plan.

    Leicester City Football Club

    International Media Executive (Thai Proficient)
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    Leicester City Football Club is looking to recruit an International Media Executive, based at King Power Stadium to establish and develop relationships between the Club and both new and existing international media partners to help grow the Club’s global profile.

    Invictus Games Sydney 2018
    Marketing & Communications Director
    Sydney, Australia
    Closing Date: 13/01/2017
    Invictus Games Sydney 2018 are seeking a Marketing & Communications Director to be responsible for the development and implementation of the Marketing & Communications strategy, setting objectives and priorities in line with the overall objectives of AIMG for the Invictus Games Sydney, 2018.


    Telesales Executive
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    Matchday is currently seeking an enthusiastic Telesales Executive to join their fast growing London office.

    The British Horseracing Authority

    Head of Regulation
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 13.02.2017
    The British Horseracing Authority are seeking to appoint a Head of Regulation to provide leadership to the Compliance & Disciplinary teams and to lead prosecution of disciplinary cases as appropriate.

    Durham Cricket County Club
    Group Sales Manager
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    Durham Cricket County Club are seeking a Group Sales Manager will be responsible for driving new membership numbers from both the local B2B and B2C markets, as well as increasing current club members.

    Durham Cricket County Club
    Sales Manager
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    Durham Cricket County Club seek a Sales Manager to have the main responsibility to sell all aspects of the commercial offering at the club to include events, hospitality and sponsorship.

    Durham Cricket County Club
    Head of Marketing and Communications
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    Durham Cricket County Club are seeking a Head of Marketing and Communications to be responsible for the development and implementation of a Marketing and Communications Strategy for all aspects of the Club and Venue.

    Director/Senior Director, Sport Strategy
    New York City, USA
    Closing Date: 12/31/16
    GlideSlope is seeking a NYC-based Director/Senior Director in our Sport Strategy group to deliver long-term vision and steward our clients’ brand efforts in global sport. The ideal candidate will bring 10+ years of relevant experience in sports marketing, sponsorship strategy, integrated brand marketing and sports property evaluation. Previous experience in the Olympic Movement with a brand or strategic agency and knowledge of other global sports (i.e. soccer, golf, tennis) is required. Interested candidates can apply at


    National Women's Team Coach
    Closing Date: Until filled
    USA Softball is currently seeking pool coaches with national or international coaching experience. Pool coaches may be required to participate in international events, player evaluations, selection camps and other specified events as part of the evaluation process. Pool coaches may be eligible for selection as a member of the National Team Coaching Staff for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
    Please send letter of application and resume via email to –

    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.
    Opportunities from Gold Coast, Australia: View the 2018 Commonwealth Games page to search for positions

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    Sinergi and Sawi Host 3rd "Sports Marketing Expert" course: Feb. 14, 2017 

    ITU Event Organizers Conference : Feb. 24-26, 2017

    NASC Sports Event Symposium: Mar. 27-30, 2017 

    SportAccord: April. 2-7,2017

    Host City Asia: May 16-17, 2017 

    TSE 'The Academy:  June 7-8, 2017 

    VISTA 2017: Sep. 20-23, 2017

    Olympian Efforts

    Triathlon Canada Re-branding 
    Triathlon Canada have launched a new portal as a part of their re-branding process and would like the Triathlon community to comment.  To review the portal click here. Within the portal there is a five minute survey, open for anyone willing to complete it until Jan. 3, 2017. 

    IAAF Portal to Report Doping 
    The IAAF has launched a secure online portal in six languages that can be used to report doping, the latest weapon in its fight against cheating in sport. The launch ensures that reporting suspicions of doping is made as easy as possible by simply clicking on the ‘REPORT DOPING’ banner which is displayed on the main IAAF home page and its medical and anti-doping section.The page – which is available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic – is available here.

    Jamie Nieto medical fund
    For anyone who does not know, Jamie is a two-time Olympian and four-time USA Champion in the high jump. He earned his place on the podium the right way, through hard work and dedication to his craft. He is now a private coach for an elite group of jumpers, in addition to an actor, writer, and producer. Those within the track world and beyond are fond of his regular interview series, Holla Athcha Boy, where he interviews world class and Olympic athletes. On Saturday, April 23rd, Jamie Nieto was involved in a tragic accident while at practice, during which he suffered spinal cord injuries. All the details are still coming together regarding his condition and prognosis, however one thing is clear: he needs our help. To find more information on Jamie's situation or to contribute, click here


    Vote for the 2016 Horses of the Year!
    The USEF wants you to vote for horse of the year! There are six finalists left and only two horses will benamed the nation's winners. Voting will run through midnight ET on Jan. 4 2017. The USEF Horses of the Year will be named on Jan. 14 during the 2017 USEF Annual Meeting as part of the USEF Horse of the Year Awards. Gala. Click here to submit your vote. 

    Sustainability Vision Earns First Award for GC2018
    The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) has won its first major industry accolade, announced today as a 2016 Australian Business Award winner for Sustainability.
    The award highlights GOLDOC’s leadership in sustainability which will ensure the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) is delivered to international standards of best practice, leaving positive economic, environmental, social and community legacies

    ITTF Star Awards
    The ITTF Star Awards is the official awards ceremony organised by the International Table Tennis Federation since 2013.It is the most prestigious award given to recognize, honor and celebrate the STARS of table tennis, the athletes who have made table tennis their passion, career and life.Athletes nominated for all awards will be invited to attend, as well as those who had qualified for the World Team Cup. It will be a night of glitz and glamour, as athletes dress up in their finest to attend the Awards Night.

    NASC Annual Member Awards
    The NASC Awards Committee are accepting entries for the Annual Member Awards. Submitting an entry for the highest honor an organization or individual in the sport tourism industry can receive is now easier than ever!50 page submissions are a thing of the past.The simplified submission form now only requires a brief explanation of the program or event for which a member is applying. Members can also upload multiple supporting documents and a link to a video to support their submission.
    Organizational Award Categories
    In previous years, organizational awards were open to Active members (destinations) only. For the first time this year, an organizational award is open to recognize the Allied member of the year. View categories.
    Individual Award Categories
    Great people make a dramatic difference in the sport tourism industry. Exceptional leaders inspire others, set the pace for performance, and nurture success. The NASC seeks to recognize these outstanding leaders in the industry. View categories.
    The committee requests that all members who intend to submit an entry complete the Intent to Submit form no later than January 4. Submit an intent here.


    "How Technology is Driving Sustainability in Sport"- Webinar
    We are excited to invite you to join our live webinar on "The Innovation Race – How Technology is Driving Sustainability in Sport", taking place on Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 14:00-15:00 GMT.The webinar is of relevance to industry areas operating within the global sports industry including Government – Ministries of Environment and Sport, Youth, Cities, UN bodies, Sports leagues and clubs, Governing bodies and more.

    Click here to register

    WOA Society Grant Program 

    World Olympians Association has announced the launch of a new program offering National Olympians Associations (NOAs) the opportunity to apply for one of five Service to Society grants of up to US$5,000 each.The application deadline is 16 January 2017. Grants will be announced and awarded in February 2017.

    The Olympic Games and the Media - Coursera Platform
    The Centre d’Estudis Olímpics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona has just launched the second edition of the Massive Open Online Course The Olympic Games and the Media on the Coursera Platform.

    The Olympic Games and the Media analyses the intersection between the Olympic Games, traditional and new social media and how television contributes to fund, shape and disseminate the major sporting spectacle in the world: the Olympic Games.

    The great novelty of this second edition is that it will be offered with Spanish subtitles. All the teaching materials will be provided both in English and Spanish for free.

    AISTS Masters of Sport Administration

    The Athlete scholarship funds half the tuition fee of the AISTS Master of Sports Administration - a 14-month programme developing the future leaders in sport. 

    If you know of an athlete who has the potential to make a positive difference, we hope you will forward on this information. 

    Athletes can also get in touch with us directly on +41 (0)21 693 85 92 or at


    Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Volunteers
    With only two years to go until #GC2018, it's just the right time to consider volunteering for Gold Coast's very own Commonwealth Games! Applications will open on Feb. 6th 2017!  For more information, or to pre-register, click here!


    2017 USA Masters Games Registration Now Open!
    Registration is officially open for the 2017 USA Masters Games in San Diego! Be among the first 100 to register and score a free USA Masters Games cap!  You can be a part of the first-ever USA Masters Games on the west coast. The 2017 Games will feature 24 sports with Archery, Judo, and Powerlifting being new to the 2017 lineup. Click here to register.

    2017 American Cup
    Tickets for the 2017 American World Cup will be available for purchase beginning Dec.16. Prices range from $39-$255.
    As a part of the International Gymnastics Federation's World Cup series, the one day event will feature star gymnasts from around the world. The event will be held in conjunction will the men’s Elite Team Cup and Nastia Liukin Cup.The American Cup will take place on Mar. 4, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey at the Prudential Center.  Click here for tickets.

    2017 ITU Conference
    Tickets for the first-ever ITU Event Organizers Conference hosted by the Hungarian Triathlon Federation are now 20 percent off until Dec. 20. The conference is being held at the Novotel Hotel in Budapest from Feb. 24-26 and is themed “Triathlon Events for the Next Generation of Athletes”. Delegates will have the opportunity to attend workshops and speaker presentations where they will discuss topics such as event marketing, sustainability, improving athlete experience, race planning and more.Key speakers at the events include Tour de France organizer A.S.O., Ironman Head of Cycling & Short Course Triathlon Operations Oliver Schiek , General Manager of the Norseman race Dag Oliver and ITU Chair of Medical & Anti-doping Committee Dr. Sergio Migliorini.

    2017 World Rowing Championships 
    The 2017 World Rowing Championships will be held on Sep.23- Oct.1 2017 in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, USA. 
    You can receive 15 percent off all ticket packages and 15 off all official 2017 World rowing Championship Merchandise if purchased on Nob. 28-Jan. 1 2017 using the discount code: WRCHOLIDAY. Click here to purchase tickets.

    Media Matters:


    WADA 2017 Scientific Research Grants

    WADA has now issued its call for proposals for the 2017 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$69 million to scientific research.Scientists interested in submitting research projects are invited to apply by Feb.15, 2017 via WADA's online application platform. Information about the 2017 research topics and application procedure can be found on WADAGrants.



    19th UIM Photo Competition 
    The UIM will be offering photographers the opportunity to submit photographs of the 2016 reacing season for a prize. Photographs will be judged in the categories of Creativity, Technical Quality, Composition and selection of topic. The categories are Open, Circuit Racing, Aquabike Class Pro, Offshore Racing and Racing Atmosphere Compos. You may send your material by e-mail to Joanna Cosentino ( at the UIM Office. To confirm your participation, you must return to us the attached signed entry form by email ( at the latest, Jan. 20 and send your photos by Feb. 3 at the latest. Click here for the entry form

    2017 IAAF Diamond League
    In a major restructure, the IAAF Diamond League has adopted a championship style model with the finalists competing for a prize pool of $3.2 million.
    From next season, athletes will earn points in the first 12 IAAF Diamond League meetings to qualify for two final meetings where $100,000 will be at stake in each of the 32 Diamond Disciplines, including $50,000 for each winner.
    FINALS - Prize Money structure for each of the 32 events
    1st $50,000
    2nd $20,000
    3rd $10,000
    4th $6000
    5th $5000
    6th $4000
    7th $3000
    8th $2000

    2017 World Rowing Champs Mascot Naming Challenge
    The pelican has landed! The 2017 World Rowing Championships Host Committee is thrilled to introduce its new feathered friend to the community. Now, the pelican needs your help coming up with its name. Name submissions can be made via DIRECT MESSAGING on Facebook (@wrch2017) and Twitter (@wrch2017), or can be submitted via E-MAIL to: with the subject line: Pelican Mascot Name All name submissions must be unisex/gender neutral. The deadline to submit is 11:59 PM US EST, on Dec. 23, 2016.

    Throw Down Challenge
    The world's largest multi-sport festival - the World Master Games- will host 25,000 participants from 100 countries taking part in 28 sports in over 10 days. If you would like to participate and win back the cost of your registration fee, all you have to do is participate in the "Throw Down Challenge". The contest calls for participants to "Throw Down a Challenge" to a friend,a foe, another team or even a sporting great to join you in participating in the Games for the chance to win. 

    USA Luge - Running of the Balls Fundraiser
    USA Luge has announced the second Running of the Balls (ROTB2) fundraiser, a fun and exciting initiative to help support the team’s athletes and programs.The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 3, shortly upon conclusion of the Viessmann World Cup luge event in Lake Placid.Fans will be able to participate in this unique event by entering as many balls as they’d like in this one-of-a-kind race that benefits USA Luge.Cash, prizes from USA Luge sponsors and goods from local purveyors will be offered for the top five balls and the last place ball.
    Fans will be able to buy balls for $10 each or three balls for $25.
    Prizes will be awarded as follows:
    1st place: $500
    2nd place: $300
    3rd place: $200
    4th place: $100
    5th place: $100
    last place: $100


    "Inclusion/Exclusion: Softball's Olympic Odyssey" by Don Porter

    "No matter where you are in the world right now, there is a softball game being played. This game has drawn men and women, young and old, from across the globe to its fields of play. As it moved from the vacant lots of America, around the world, and into the ballparks of the Olympics, softball found its way into the hearts of millions.At the heart of this journey was one man who worked tirelessly and selflessly to see the dream of softball's inclusion in the Olympics come to fruition. Though faced with much adversity on the journey, he swore to never give up. This is the untold story of the leadership and tenacity of Don Porter in the quest to bring softball into the Olympic realm and keep it there."

    Click here to purchase

    Tender Opportunities: 

    WTF launches three bidding processes for its events between 2017-2024

    The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has opened three separate bidding processes for its events in 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2024 respectively, as the federation continues to implement a more systematic and collaborative procedure for staging its events.The registration, application, evaluation and selection phases for the bidding process for events in 2017 and 2018 will take place between January and March 2017 with the selection of host cities to take place at the WTF Extraordinary Council Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on 7 March 2017.
    Host cities for the events between 2018 and 2019 will be decided in Muju, Korea on 22 June 2017, just before the WTF’s flagship event, the World Taekwondo Championships.

    Executive Committee approves bidding process for FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023
    FIBA EuroBasket 2015 was the first edition of Europe's premier basketball competition to be organised by multiple hosts. The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 could follow suite and take place in more than one country. FIBA's Executive Committee convened a meeting on Tuesday 7 June, during which it approved the bidding process for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. That edition of FIBA's flagship event has the potential to be the first organised by and staged in more than one territory after FIBA's Central Board came out in favour of receiving bids from multiple host countries. Moving forward with the process, FIBA will send requests for expression of interest to all of its national member federations this month. Those wishing to be taken into consideration must confirm their interest by 31 August. Following the Applicant Phase and the Candidate Phase, FIBA's Central Board will ultimately announce the host(s) of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 at its end-of-year meeting in 2017.

    WTF Host City Workshop
    The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has initiated an innovative host city selection process and organized the Partnership Workshop under the theme of “WTF Events, Why and How Bid?” The Partnership Workshop will provide an opportunity for the WTF and potential bidders to understand and clarify each other’s expectations and objective from the earliest stage.

    FIFA invites companies to tender to be the Public Food & Beverage Concessionaire in Russia
    FIFA has invited prospective tenderers to submit proposals for the FIFA Public Food & Beverage Concession operations at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. 
    The FIFA Public Food & Beverage Concessionaire Programme is the programme which FIFA will oversee to cater food and beverage for general stadium ticket holders at both tournaments. The main objective of the tender is to provide quality products across all venues, with strong encouragement to also highlight regional culinary specialities.
    Across both events, an estimated 3.7 million tickets will be available to the general public for matches at the 12 FIFA World Cup and four FIFA Confederations Cup stadiums, and the Public Food & Beverage Concessionaire Programme will play a major role in their matchday experience. The programme will also provide temporary jobs for thousands of local Russian workers in the eleven Host Cities. 
    At the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, over 12,000 temporary jobs were created for Brazilian citizens at public concession stands with over 3.1 million food and beverage transactions taking place at the stadiums over the course of the competition. For more information, please click here

    South Africa National Olympic Committee (SASCOC) - SUPPLIER REGISTRATION 
    All suppliers are herewith invited to register as an approved supplier on the database of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC). In order to comply with the procedures set out in the Supply Chain Management Guidelines, as referred to in the PROCUREMENT Act. SASCOC has developed a supplier database to be used by its Procurement Department. Access the form by clicking here

    PyeongChang 2018
    In order to ensure transparency and objectivity for the participation, the POCOG Partnership programme is based on an open competitive tender method. The initial stage of sponsorship requires completing the tender for below under the following guidelines.

    We kindly ask all the prospective sponsors' active participation and support.

    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.

    Opportunities from Gold Coast, Australia: View the 2018 Commonwealth Games page to search for positions

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