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    (ATR) This week's Golden Opportunities :

    1. Featured Jobs - The Jockey Club, IMG Academy, Vista Outdoor Inc, Australian Olympic Committee and more!
    2. Conferences -  Sinergi and Sawi Host 3rd "Sports Marketing Expert" course (Feb.14), 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 Research Project Applications; WADA 2017 Scientific Research Grants
    10. Scholarships - 
    11. Contests - USA Luge Best Backyard Design; London Mascot; 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, FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, 

    Send us your Golden Opportunities to: Business never stops!


    The Jockey Club
    Business Development Executive
    North West, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    The Jockey Club are seeking a Business Development Executive to be responsible for driving new business and growing existing business and increasing revenue levels with the primary focus being on conference & events business for the North West Region.

    IMG Academy
    Head of Recruitment
    Seoul, South Korea
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    IMG Academy seek a Head of Recruitment to focus on business development, brand awareness and lead generation while also driving Camp and Academy enrolment and sales in South Korea through event activation and establishing relationships with sponsors, private schools, local officials and sports organizations in key markets within the region.

    The Jockey Club
    Business Development Executive, Hospitality
    North West, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    The Jockey Club seek a Business Development Executive, Hospitality to proactively drive Hospitality for the Hub Racecourse and convert sales enquiries into confirmed business and to support the Regional Hospitality Sales Manager in maximising sales from new and existing customers.

    Vista Outdoor Inc

    European Sales Manager, Bike Channel
    Rhône-Alpes, France
    Closing Date: 28/02/2017
    Vista Outdoor Inc are seeking a European Sales Manager, Bike Channel who will be based in Rhône-Alpes, France, to grow sales in a brand-consistent way and provide recommendations to expand distribution to new customers in new channels.

    Australian Olympic Committee
    Manager, Games Support & Operations
    Sydney, Australia
    Closing Date: 31/01/2017
    Australian Olympic Committee are seeking a Games Support & Operations Manager who will have working relationships with all AOC departments and functional areas including the Commercial team and Lagardere, as well as Olympic Games Organising Committees, National Federations, Sports Institutes.

    Arena Racing Company
    Executive Director, Fontwell Park Racecourse
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    Arena Racing Company are seeking an Executive Director, Fontwell Park Racecourse to deliver the best possible horse racing venue and program of racing, to customers and horsemen, whilst utilising the facilities for non-racing activities, ensuring profits are maximised, with focus on the customer experience and service excellence throughout all aspects of the business.

    Sports Development Manager
    United States
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    Catapult are seeking a Sports Development Manager who will be primarily hunting and developing new relationships, closing deals, and some account management for Catapult’s largest and fastest-growing market.

    Inside Sales Manager
    Chicago, United States
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    Catapult seek an Inside Sales Manager to lead the sub-elite sales team under the guidance of the Chief Commercial Officer and President of North America, respectively.

    Investment Company
    Sales Manager
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    Our client an investment company are currently seeking a commercially-minded and intuitive Sponsorship and Membership Sales Manager with at least 1 to 2 years’ experience in Event/Media sales to drive revenues with for their organisation.

    England & Wales Cricket Board
    Head of Coach Development
    United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 17/02/2017
    England & Wales Cricket Board are seeking a Head of Coach Development who will be responsible for the ECB’s long term Coaching strategy: Coaching Unleashed.

    Sales Director, England Rugby Hospitality
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    RFU are seeking an innovative and experienced hospitality Sales Director to join the team at an exciting time for English Rugby and support the developments at Twickenham by leading the creation and implementation of a new offering, England Rugby Hospitality.

    Sports Charity
    Operations Director
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    Our client a Sports Charity are seeking an Operations Director who will be responsible for delivering amazing children’s programmes by getting the right people, programmes and equipment to the right places and at the right times, ensuring our activity camps, training programmes and services to external clients are of the highest standard.

    The Jockey Club
    Business Development Executive
    North West, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    The Jockey Club are seeking a Business Development Executive who will proactively drive Hospitality for the Hub Racecourse and convert sales enquiries into confirmed business. To support the Regional Hospitality Sales Manager in maximising sales from new and existing customers.

    Canada Goose
    Sales Account Executive
    Paris, France
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    Canada Goose seek a Sales Account Executive who will directly sell, develop and manage
    the multi-brand and independent account base for the assigned categories of business while ensuring that the strong brand equity of Canada Goose is maintained.

    Director Business Relations (m / w) Sport & Sponsoring
    Cologne, Germany
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    Nielsen are currently seeking a Director Business Relations (m / w) Sport & Sponsoring who will be based in Cologne, Germany.

    Tennis Area Sales Manager
    Midlands, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    Mizuno are seeking a Tennis Area Sales Manager who will achieve all sales, margin, and distribution and merchandising objectives in line with the company’s expectations.

    Sporting Venue in the North of England
    Venue Director
    North of England, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    Our Client a Sporting Venue in the North of England are seeking a Venue Director to plan, facilitate and implement a Hospitality & Public Operation that delivers a premium experience on match days and non-match days alongside ensuring operational quality and excellence is maintained.

    Invictus Games Sydney 2018
    Program Manager/Director
    Sydney, Australia
    Closing Date: 17/02/2017
    Invictus Games Sydney 2018 seek a Program Manager/Director who will be responsible for the managing the master schedule for the planning and delivery of the Invictus Games Sydney, 2018. The successful applicant will be responsible for the Invictus Games programme with specific focus on scope, schedule, cost and risk of the individual work packages that make up the programme.

    Junior Sales Manager (Tennis)
    Munich, Germany
    Closing Date: 01/03/2017
    Mizuno are seeking a Junior Sales Manager in the field of tennis footwear and apparel for the continuous further development of the business area and the customer circle.

    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

    Sportel America: Mar.14-16

    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

    Sportel Monaco: Oct. 23-26

    Play the Game: Nov.26-30

    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 March 15, 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.

    WADA Research Project Applications
    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce a Special Request for Applications for Targeted Research projects aimed at identifying blood-based markers able to differentiate the effects of hypoxia (i.e. altitude) from the use of erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESA).
    The deadline for proposal submission is 1 March 2017.
    More information can be found in the Request for Applications document.
    To submit applications, individuals will be asked to create an account on WADAGrants.



    USA Luge Best Backyard Contest
    USA Luge is offering winter sports aficionados the opportunity to design a luge track in their own backyard, so don't shovel all that snow just yet! From January 2 through March 13, 2017, USA Luge coaches and athletes, at their sole discretion, will select the winning design of the homemade track. Winners will be judged by the length of the course, how well the sleds run from curve to curve, creativity and safety.
    The top three designs will receive:
    --Third prize: USA Luge t-shirt, sweat shirt, poster, hat and pin
    --Second prize: USA Luge official team parka
    --First prize: A trip down the Lake Placid luge track plus a night at the Olympic Training Center for two, including Olympic venues tours, or a trip down the Park City luge track with lodging. Winners are responsible for getting to Park City or Lake Placid.
    To enter , like the USA Luge facebook page and submit videos of the homemade track! 

    2017 London Mascot
    Children aged 6-15 now have the  opportunity to design two sporting mascots for the 2017 World Para Athletics and IAAF World Championships in London. Entries will be accepted until Feb. 10 at 12pm and the winner and top runners-up will be notified on Feb. 21.
    To print the entry form, click here. 
    Once signed by a parent or guardian, send your entry BY POST to:

    Blue Peter's London 2017 Mascot Competition
    M50 2BH

    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.

    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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