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    (ATR) This week's Golden Opportunities :

    1. Featured Jobs - Brighton Racing and Events, Universal Music Group, Marylebone Cricket 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; Jamie Nieto Medical Fund 
    4. Awards - 2017 IPC Scientific Awards;  GC2018 Sustainability 
    5. Programs -  IPC PyeongChang 2018 Application, 2017 Sustainable Sport and Events Learning Module,  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!


    Global Agency
    Departmental Financial Analyst
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    Our client a global agency are seeking a Departmental Financial Analyst who will be a dedicated resource for the assigned Departments and the company's Sports Management, reporting to the VP of Finance for the company. The analyst will be responsible for all financial activities in the assigned Departments including the monthly, quarterly and annual analysis of revenues and operating expenses.

    Sporting Venue in the North of England
    Head Chef
    North of England, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    Our client a Sporting Venue in the north of England are seeking a Head Chef to plan, facilitate and implement a beverage service that delivers a premium experience on match days and non-match days alongside ensuring operational quality and excellence is maintained, to the set service level agreements and profitability.

    A Luxury English Brand

    Business Development Manager
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    Our client a luxury English brand are seeking a Business Development Manager to join their award winning team based in London.

    Brighton Racing and Events
    Commercial Manager
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    Brighton Racing and Events seek a Commercial Manager to be responsible for coordinating and managing all commercial activities at the racecourse to ensure that turnover and profit targets are met or exceeded.

    Brighton Racing and Events
    Financial Controller
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    Brighton Racing and Events seek a Financial Controller to work alongside the Executive Director and senior management of ARC, as well as the senior team at the racecourse to ensure the continued growth and secure financial health of the business.

    Universal Music Group
    Director Brand Partnerships
    Sydney, Australia
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    Universal Music Group are seeking a Director Brand Partnerships who will Report into the General Manager of Business Development and be responsible for managing and growing a client portfolio to drive new opportunities and deliver on revenue targets. With a key focus on new business, you will proactively target agencies and brands and continuously research business sectors to open new opportunities and expand your revenue pipeline.

    Marylebone Cricket Club

    Head Steward
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 03/02/2017
    Marylebone Cricket Club seek a Head Steward who will be help recruit, train and prepare stewards for work on both match days and at the other functions that take place throughout the year at Lord’s. The Head Steward will also work closely with internal and external stakeholders, including the local authority, emergency services and ECB, the governing body of cricket in the United Kingdom, to ensure compliance with relevant minimum standard documentation.

    Hull City Tigers
    Customer Relationship Executive
    Hull, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 27/01/2017
    Hull City Tigers seek a Customer Relations Executive who will be responsible for leading the development of Hull City Tigers CRM strategy including the development and implementation of a new DRM system.

    City Football Group
    Head of Marketing and Media, China
    Shanghai, China
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    City Football Group are currently seeking a Head of Marketing and Media who will be based in Shanghai, China.

    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


    IPC PyeongChang 2018 Application
    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has launched a call for applications for research projects to be carried out at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. As part of its commitment to furthering research in all areas of the Paralympic Movement, the IPC welcomes proposals in the areas of Para sport, athlete health, classification, coach education, sport counselling, assistive technology, athlete identity, marketing and branding, development and public awareness, as well as other relevant subject areas.

    Enquiries and applications should be sent to Dr. Peter Van de Vliet, IPC Medical and Scientific Director ( The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 March 2017.

    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. 

    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.



    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 program 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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