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    (ATR) This week's Golden Opportunities :

    1. Featured Jobs - SRi, SIS Live, BIKE Channel UK, MBN Promotions, Australian Olympic Committee 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; Jamie Nieto Medical Fund 
    4. Awards - 2017 IPC Scientific Awards;  GC2018 Sustainability 
    5. Programs -  2017 Sustainable Sport and Events Learning Module, "How Technology is Driving Sustainability in Sport"- Webinar, 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 
    8. Media Matters - 
    9. Proposals - WADA 2017 Scientific Research Grants
    10. Scholarships - 
    11. Contests - 2017 IAAF Diamond League; 2017 World Rowing Champs Mascot Naming Challenge; 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!


    Finance Assistant
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    Due to continued expansion we are looking for a Finance Assistant to support the International Management Accountant. As a Finance Assistant for SRi, you will be required to perform a variety of tasks, which will include general daily accounting duties and related support tasks. You will need to be effective and efficient in your role, providing accurate financial information consistently, and on a timely basis.

    SIS Live
    Marketing Executive
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 2/6//2017
    SIS Live seek a Marketing Executive to assist Marketing Planning and Activation Managers in the execution of all marketing activities to drive awareness and consideration of current and new products and services amongst new and existing customers.

    BIKE Channel UK
    Head of Production
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    BIKE Channel UK are currently seeking a Head of Production to Build, deliver, and continually evaluate the production strategy, processes and output for BIKE Channel UK.

    MBN Promotions
    Sales Executive
    North London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    MBN Promotions seek a Sales Executive to work with the Head of Sales and will play an active role in the development and successful delivery of the hospitality table sales for MBN owned events and other commercial opportunities within the business.

    Australian Olympic Committee
    Manager, Games Support & Operations
    Sydney, Australia
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    The Australian Olympic Committee seek a Manager, Games Support & Operations to plan and deliver all support services and operational functions relating to Australian Olympic Teams.

    Beijing, China
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    SRi seek a Researcher based in Beijing, China to deliver in-depth market and candidate research for exclusive executive search assignments, retained recruitment assignments and selected contingency. projects across a range of disciplines and sectors within the sports, media and entertainment industries.

    A Leading Governing Body
    Commercial Manager Licensing
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    Our client, a leading governing body are seeking a Commercial Manager Licensing to develop and manage the UK and International licensing business within the Commercial Function, managing the current contracts and driving new revenue into the business across all the companies assets.

    West Ham United Football Club
    Partnerships Development Manager
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    West Ham United Football Club are seeking a Partnerships Development Manager to join their expanding Commercial Partnerships Team and be part of the process of securing new commercial partners for West Ham United on an international scale.

    Genius Sport
    Sales Manager
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 2/11/2017
    Genius Sport are currently seeking a Sales Manager to lead a growing team of highly motivated sales people based in London, United Kingdom.

    Team Sky

    Partnerships Operations Manager
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    Team Sky seek a Partnerships Operations Manager in order to deliver operational efficiencies and excellence across the Team Sky partnerships portfolio and to ensure the delivery of a first class service to partners and internal stakeholders alike.

    The Professional Cricketers’ Association
    Commercial Director
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 1/27/2017
    The Professional Cricketers’ Association seek a Commercial Director to play a key role in helping to fund the essential educational and welfare work undertaken by the Association as well as supporting the relationship with the England and Wales Cricket Board as the games’ governing body.

    Head of Research Intelligence – Sports Media Broadcasting
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 2/11/2017
    PERFORM are seeking a Head of Research Intelligence, you will be tasked with producing high quality and accurate intelligence and market insight reports to identify new revenue streams, business opportunity pitches and across all Perform Group divisions using the latest and most effective research tools and methods.

    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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    Conference Schedule

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

    Laureus World Sports Awards: Feb. 14 

    ITU Event World Conference: Feb. 24-26

    R&A Golf Seminar - Japan: Mar. 13

    R&A Golf Seminar - South Korea: Mar. 17

    NASC Sports Event Symposium: Mar. 27-30

    SportAccord/LawAccord: April. 2-7

    World Stadium Congress: May 9 -11

    Host City Asia: May 16-17

    TSE 'The Academy:  June 7-8

    VISTA 2017: Sep. 20-23

    Olympian Efforts

    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


    2017 IPC Scientific Awards

    One academic researcher will have the opportunity to win the 'Paralympic Scientific Award'. Members of the IPC, sport technical committees, governing boards, standing committees and councils can submit their nominations by Feb. 24 at 12:00 GMT. Nomination information can be found here.

    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


    "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

    2017 Sustainable Sport and Events Learning Module
    Over two days, the Sustainable Sport & Events Learning Module provides an understanding of the current challenges and opportunities of sustainability in sport.Throughout both days, group work and discussions will challenge the existing ideas of sustainability in sport, with a particular focus on the business case for sustainability while simultaneously addressing the demands of multiple stakeholders. The event will be held on March 21-22 at the Innovation Park, EPFL Campus, Lausanne, Switzerland. 

    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
    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. 
    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

    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. 


    "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 Hosts 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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