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    (ATR) This week's Golden Opportunities :

    1. Featured Jobs - Agitos Foundation, FIFA, IOC, IAAF, the International Gymnastics Federation and more. 
    2. Conferences -  ISCC London Sponsorship Seminar (June 20); MeetingsQuest (June 28-29)
    3. Olympian Efforts -  IAAF Portal to Report Doping; Jamie Nieto Medical Fund 
    4. Awards - 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award; Major Events Summit Awards; 2017 Peace and Sport Awards
    5. Programs - WTF Hosts City Workshop!
    6. Volunteers -  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 - USA Luge Jon Wooten Helmet Designs for PyeongChang;
    13. Merchandise - "Inclusion/Exclusion: Softball's Olympic Odyssey" by Don Porter
    14. Tender Opportunities - IPC launches Classification Research Grant Scheme, Agitos Foundation launches 2017 Grant Support Program, Bidding Open for 2018 World Triathlon Series and more! 

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    Agitos Foundation 
    Finance and Operations Senior Manager
    Bonn, Germany
    Closing Date: 6/30/17
    The Agitos Foundation is seeing a Finance and Operations Senior Manager who will Ensure the overall management and daily operations of Agitos Foundation, including the development of financial functions, management of all budgets, supervision of bookkeeping and more.

    Digital Creative Designer 
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Closing Date: 6/30/2017 
    The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is seeking a Digital Creative Designer who will play a central role in enhancing the content and format of FIFA’s digital platforms.

    HR Ofiice Manager
    Lausanne, Switzerland 
    Closing Date: 6/26/2017 
    The IOC is seeking a HR Office Manager who will actively participate in the HR administrative tasks, coordinate the follow-up of files and manage the team of HR assistants.

    Director of Development 
    Closing Date: 6/23/17
    The International Association of Athletics Federations is seeking a Director of Development who will Management of the Development Department, its staff and respective Human Resources needs associated with the Department and more.

    Broadcast and Media Rights Senior Manager 
    Lausanne, Switzerland 
    Closing Date: Until Filled
    The International Equestrian Federation is seeking a Broadcast and Media Rights Senior Manager who will  define, lead and oversee the broadcast production and media rights distribution around FEI events and FEI broadcast assets.

    International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) 
    National Coach - Women's Artistic Gymnastics
    Closing Date: 9/1/2017
    The Norwegian Gymnastics Federation is seeking a National Coach who will be responsible for planning and implementation of training and competitions for our best gymnasts. You will follow up on their daily training in their local clubs on a regular basis. You will work to ensure that the local Club coaches follow the plans so that the gymnasts reach their individual goals of development. Integrated with the follow up on coaches and gymnasts, is also the development of top sport culture within Women’s Artistic Gymnastics in Norway. You will be responsible for the nomination of gymnasts for participation in international competitions together with the Technical committee, which you will be a member of.

    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

    ISCC London Sponsorship Seminar: June 20

    MeetingsQuest; June 28-29

    iSportConnect E-sport Master Class: June 29

    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

    SportAccord Convention: April 15-21, 2018

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

    International Sports Convention: Dec. 5-6, 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


    2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award
    During its five years of existence, the annual UIAA Mountain Protection Award has made a tangible difference to mountain lives, communities and the environment.  In parallel, the Award has provided an international showcase and communication platform for projects to raise awareness and exchange ideas and initiatives.There is still time to submit your project and become part of an international showcase. Applications for the 2017 Award have already been received from projects and initiatives on four continents. $5,000 will be given to the award winner. 
    The 2017 Award winner will be announced at the UIAA General Assembly on Oct. 21.
    Click here for more information

    Major Events Summit Awards
    Major Events International (MEI) will be hosting the Major Events Summit Awards Dinner on the first evening of the Major Events Summit on July 12. The evening will be dedicated to celebrating the hard work and successes in the major events industry from MEI Members and partners.This year, award categories will include:
    - Most Significant Security Contribution to major events
    - Most Significant Technology Contribution to major events
    - Most Significant Overlay Contribution to major events
    The Major Events Summit takes place July 12-13 at Plexal, former Press and Broadcast Centre on the London Olympic Park.

    2017 Peace and Sport Awards
    The 2017 Peace and Sport Awards will be held in Monaco on Dec. 7. Awards will go to "Diplomatic Action of the Year", "Event of the Year" and many more. Apply before Sept. 10 ! Click here for more information and to apply

    Sustainability Vision Earns First Award for GC2018
    The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) has won its first major industry accolade, announced 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. June 26, 2017 


    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:




    USA Luge Jon Wooten Helmet Designs for PyeongChang
    Jon Wooten, art director for Big Top Entertainment in Newport News, Va., has come up with two helmet designs for the PyeongChang Games. In a social media-driven contest, USA Luge fans will pick the one that 10 American athletes will display in Pyeongchang nine months from now.
    To view Wooten’s choices and cast your vote, contest participants can “like” us on Facebook/LugeUSA, “follow” the team at, or log on to the team’s website and vote at
    The contest will conclude at midnight on July 4, 2017. The helmets will be unveiled and presented to the 2018 Olympic team nominees in Lake Placid, N.Y. during a gala celebration to conclude the World Cup event on December 16.


    "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: 

    IPC launches Classification Research Grant Scheme
    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has launched its Classification Research Grant Scheme which aims to help its members enhance or revise their classification systems, and is now calling for applications. The Research Grant Scheme will support International Federations (IFs), International Organisations of Sports for the Disabled (IOSDs) and Recognized International Federations– all eligible applicants – to develop sport-specific, evidence-based classification systems as defined in the 2015 IPC Athlete Classification Code. IFs and IOSDs must submit their proposals by July 15 and will be informed no later than Oct. 1 on the result of their application. Guidelines and further information on proposals for the Classification Research Grant Scheme proposals can be found at

    Agitos Foundation Launches 2017 Grant Support Program
    The Agitos Foundation, the International Paralympic Committee’s development arm, launched the fifth edition of its Grant Support Programme (GSP) making $733,047.25 available for Para sport development projects. IFs and IOSDs are invited to submit applications which involve organizational capacity building, educational tools and training for international technical officials, coaches and classifiers, and sport equipment. Projects should also mainstream the importance of gender equality and athletes with high support needs. Successful projects must start after 1 October 2017 and conclude before 30 September 2018. The online portal for applications will be available for submissions from Thursday 1 June 2017 00:00 (GMT+1) until Friday 14 July 2017 23:59 (GMT+1). Successful projects will be announced on 10 September 2017. The guidelines and instructions on how to apply for the 2017 Agitos Foundation Grant Support Program have been published here: 

    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

    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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