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    (ATR) This week's Golden Opportunities :

    1. Featured Jobs -  World Rugby, Australian Football League NSW/ACT,  Nielsen Sports, Hull City Tigers and more.
    2. Conferences -  World Stadium Congress (May 9-11); The Telegraph Business of Sport: (May 9 - 10); Sport Show Paris: (May 12- 14) 
    3. Olympian Efforts -  IAAF Portal to Report Doping; Jamie Nieto Medical Fund 
    4. Awards - GC2018 Sustainability 
    5. Programs - WTF Hosts City Workshop; The Olympic Games and the Media- Coursera Platform and more!
    6. Volunteers -  LA 2024 25th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive; LA 2024 Sorting & Packaging; 2017 World Rowing Championships; Glasgow 2018 European Championships
    7. Tickets - 2017 USA Masters Games;  2017 World Rowing Championships
    8. Media Matters - 
    9. Proposals - 
    10. Scholarships - 
    11. Contests - 
    12. Merchandise - "Inclusion/Exclusion: Softball's Olympic Odyssey" by Don Porter
    13. Tender Opportunities - World Rugby seeks applications for research funding; Bidding Open for 2018 World Triathlon Series, Olympics Online Auction and more! 

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    World Rugby
    Marketing and Communications Manager
    Tokyo, Japan
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    Following a record-breaking 2015 event in England, Rugby World Cup 2019 will be hosted in Asia for the first time. The role of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Marketing and Communications Manager is to integrate and manage a combined marketing and communications strategy across key tournament stakeholders for the first Rugby World Cup in Asia.

    Australian Football League NSW/ACT
    State Manager – Government, Partnerships and Major Projects
    Sydney, Australia
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    The State Manager will be responsible for leading the infrastructure plan for AFL in NSW and the ACT. The plan encompasses an audit of current football infrastructure; identification of future needs; a plan for priority growth regions, a response to relevant external factors (e.g. council amalgamations, new Clubs, female football, growth etc.); support for affiliate leagues and the implementation of strategic investment projects.

    Nielsen Sports
    Senior Sales Consultant – Sport & Sponsors
    Cologne, Germany or Zurich/Lucerne, Switzerland
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    In order to continue the strong growth enjoyed recently, Nielsen Sports is looking for sales talent with sports marketing expertise for the crucial roles of Senior Sales Consultant, to be based in Germany or Switzerland.

    Hull City Tigers
    Head of Academy Coaching
    Hull, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    Hull City Tigers are currently seeking a Head of Academy Coaching who, alongside the Academy Manager, will be responsible for the recruitment, managing, supervision and development of the Academy Coaching staff, taking whatever steps are necessary to maintain the highest professional standards at all times.

    Horse Racing Organization
    Group CRM Manager
    South West London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    A leading horse racing organisation are currently seeking a Group CRM Manager to lead and support delivery of CRM strategies including execute and follow up on customer acquisition and retention campaigns, encouraging customer retention and loyalty to the racecourses and brand.

    Horse Racing Organization
    CRM & Insight Assistant
    South West London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    A leading Horse Racing Organisation is currently seeking a CRM and Insight Assistant to provide support and undertake platform configuration for Microsoft Dynamics CRM and IBM Marketing Cloud the Email Marketing Platform.

    Head of Sales – South & South East Asia
    Singapore or Melbourne, Australia
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    Reporting to the Head of APAC, this role requires a self-motivated individual making decisions in the best interests of Catapult. Catapult requires the services of a field-based Head of Sales to promote and drive growth of the Catapult range of products throughout the designated region.

    EMEA Running Apparel Product Line Manager
    Munich, Germany
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    The EMEA Running Apparel & Multi Training Apparel PLM will deliver product ranges that satisfy the needs of the EMEA distributors and branch offices whilst meeting margin and volume requirements. The candidate will perform analysis of product group performance, trends and market shares across Europe.

    UK Sport
    Business Development Manager
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 5/17/2017
    UK Sport’s Commercial Partnerships Team works across four key strategic areas: promoting The National Lottery, supporting NGBs to generate revenue, generating revenue and value for UK Sport and maximising the impact of UK Sport’s work on local communities across the UK. UK Sport is seeking a Business Development Manager to lead on the day-to-day management of the UK Sport and English Institute of Sport (EIS) partnerships strategy with a focus on value-added partnerships.

    Head of Content
    Sydney, Australia
    Closing Date: Open until Filled
    20four is a mobile-based sporting community focused around creating real connections between fans and athletes. We are seeking for a Head of Content to work closely with all Heads of departments across of the business including; talent and partnerships, marketing and sales.Reporting to the CEO and as part of the senior management team this is a strategic and planning position, responsible for ideation and be able to bring to life through video content.

    Major Sports Stadium
    HR Manager
    North West, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until Filled
    A major sports stadium is currently seeking a Human Resource Manager who will have the primary function to develop, advise on and implement policies relating to the effective resource planning of personnel within the organization.

    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

    World Stadium Congress: May 9 -11

    The Telegraph Business of Sport: May 9 - 10

    Sport Show Paris: May 12- 14

    Host City Asia: May 16-17

    Team Canada Media Summit: June 3-4

    TSE 'The Academy:  June 7-8

    World Sport Event and Tourism (WSET) Summit: June 8-10

    WSF Coaching Conference: Sep. 14-16

    VISTA 2017: Sep. 20-23

    Sportel Monaco: Oct. 23-26

    Play the Game: Nov.26-30

    Host City 2017: Nov. 28-19

    IWG World Conference on Women and Sport: May 17-20 , 2018

    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, 2016 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


    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


    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.

    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


    LA 2024 25th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
    Set out your non-perishable food well before your letter carrier’s normal pick-up time on May 13.  
    More information about The 25th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive can be found here.

    LA 2024 Sorting & Packaging 
    The Salvation Army- 5600 Rickenbacker Road, Bldg. 1C & 1D Bell, CA 90201
    Join LA 2024 as they support the United Way of Greater Los Angeles in fighting hunger in our community!
    During the summer months, free and reduced school lunch programs are not readily available to the children who need it most. We invite you to help sort the collected food from May 15 - June 28 (except Sundays and Memorial Day, May 29, 2017). Each day, there are two shifts from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. You can choose to participate in as many shifts as you like!
    Make sure to check "Yes" on the LA 2024 recognition checkbox during your registration.
    Sign up here

    2017 World Rowing Championships

    With 150 days to go until the 2017 World Rowing Championships, those wishing to volunteer at the event may now register online. 
    Potential volunteers can select their desired position(s), days and shifts they would like to work. Volunteers will be needed for: Parking and transportation, timing, ticketing, language services, competition, media center, information center, entertainment area, airport greeters, and more. Registration will conclude at the end of June. In August and September, volunteers will be required to attend one of three training sessions. Additional details will be provided at a later date.
    For more information on volunteering, and to register, please visit

    Glasgow 2018 European Championships

    Glasgow 2018 is aiming to find more than 3,000 volunteers who will be the welcoming face of the European Championships, which takes place Aug 2-12, 2018. Applications will remain open up to the public until July 31, 2017 with Glasgow 2018 keen to hear from as many people as possible. A list of criteria and Frequently Asked Questions is available at


    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. The Games will be held July 12-16, 2017

    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:





    "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."

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    Tender Opportunities: 

    World Rugby Seeks Applications for Research Funding
    World Rugby is calling for submissions for potential funded research projects for 2018. Interested parties should submit an initial concept document that will be assessed by the members of the World Rugby Scientific Committee. This initial concept stage will be followed by a more in-depth, project plan assessment and, if applicable, an ethics approval process. Invitation to submit a full project plan does not guarantee a successful funding application. World Rugby reserves the right to fund a study in its entirety or only part thereof. The closing date for submission of initial concept documents is June 2.

    Click here for more information

    Bidding Open for 2018 World Triathlon Series

    The International Triathlon Union has opened bidding for the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Series, as well as the 2018 ITU World Cups. Interested cities must send their applications before June 20. Hosting a WTS event offers cities the opportunity to showcase themselves to millions of people via a live international television broadcast in addition to attracting thousands of international guests and race participants. Annual on-site spectators for the Series are upwards of 1 million. In addition an hour long magazine show is produced from each event, as well as live internet coverage, social media exposure and worldwide news distribution.

      Cities interested in hosting a race on the 2018 World Triathlon Series calendar must submit their bid to ITU by June 20, 2017, where successful cities will be notified on Sept. 10, 2017.

    Click here to download the bid document for the 2018 WTS events
    Click here to download the bid document for the 2018 World Cup events

    Olympics Online Auction

    Discover the 338 Olympics lots of our next specialized online auction which will be held on May 16th at 3 pm CET on our website.This sale will offer medals, badges, tickets, programs, books, philately and other memorabilia.

    To learn more on the auction, click here. 

    Bidding Open for Boxing Championships

    Cities around the world now have the opportunity to bid to host major AIBA competitions taking place in 2018-2021. Competitions include the 2019 and 2021 Men's World Boxing Championships, 2018 and 2019 Women's World Boxing Championships and the 2018 Youth Men's and Women's World Championships.

    Click here for host application and guidelines.

    The Men's and Women's World Championships, normally staged every two years, will be held in the same year for the first time in 2019. This instance may allow the competition to have a single host.

    The next AIBA competition, will be held in Hamburg, Germany from Aug. 25 - Sep. 3.

    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

    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.

    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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