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    (ATR) This week's Golden Opportunities :

    1. Featured Jobs -  Octagon, Infront Sports & Media, the International Tennis Federation and more! 
    2. Conferences -  Sport India 2017 (Aug. 22-24); WSF Coaching Conference (Sep. 14-16)
    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 - AISTS SEMOS - Sports Event Management and Organization Seminar!
    6. Volunteers -  Glasgow 2018 European Championships
    7. Tickets - 2017 USA Masters Games;  2017 World Rowing Championships
    8. Media Matters -
    9. Proposals - 
    10. Scholarships - 
    11. Contests - Designers required! World Cup sticker album to support Terre des Hommes; 
    12. Merchandise - "Inclusion/Exclusion: Softball's Olympic Odyssey" by Don Porter
    13. Tender Opportunities - IPC launches Classification Research Grant Scheme, Agitos Foundation launches 2017 Grant Support Program and more! 

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    European Handball Federation
    Social Media Specialist 
    Vienna, Austria
    Closing Date: 7/26/17
    The EHF is now looking for an experienced Social Media Specialist to join the EHF Media and Communications team. Your task will be to manage the EHF’s social media channels on a daily basis, engage with the sport’s digital community, create great content and also help to develop digital campaigns for sponsors and partners. 

    Women in Sport
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 8/4/17
    Women in Sport is the leading charity advancing gender equality through and within sport: empowering women and girls through sport and transforming the sport sector. We do this to achieve our vision of a society where gender equality exists in every sphere. We are looking for a Chair join our Board and support us in delivering our mission.

    Account Manager – Rugby World Cup
    Tokyo, Japan
    Closing Date: 9/7/17
    The Account Manager (AM) is responsible for overseeing all the day-to-day activities and project management duties related to the planning and execution of Mastercard’s Rugby World Cup 2019 sponsorship.

    Infront Sports & Media

    FIBA Marketing, Head of Sales APAC
    Closing Date: 8/31/17
    Based in Singapore and reporting to the Head of FIBA Marketing based in Switzerland, Infront now requires an experienced Head of Sales to drive sponsorship sales for FIBA in Asia.

    International Tennis Federation (ITF)
    Team Lead, Wheelchair Tennis
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 8/4/17
    The Team Lead will work with the Head of Wheelchair Tennis to manage ITF Wheelchair Tennis activities, including the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour, the athlete classification programme and Wheelchair Tennis Development

    VIP Nation
    Corporate Hospitality Sales Manager
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date:8/2/17
    Reporting to the Head of Sales & Marketing, the Corporate Hospitality Sales Manager is responsible for the sale of VIP products to corporate clients, brokers and brand partners spanning festivals and touring (both in the UK and Europe).

    Australian Turf Club
    Executive General Manager, Commercial & Marketing
    Sydney, Australia
    Closing Date:7/28/17
    The ATC seeks an Executive General Manager – Commercial & Marketing to lead, manage and direct the Commercial, Sales, Marketing, Sponsorship and Digital & Media teams to develop creative strategies that ensures the Club continuously grows income and is regarded as the nation’s leading race club generating commercial return on its racing program and significant asset base.

    GBI Racing
    Finance Director
    Sydney, Australia
    Closing Date: 7/28/17
    This role will have overall responsibility of the finance function of GBI Racing and management of two full time finance staff; a Financial Controller and an Accounts Assistant. The Operations Manager also partly reports into this position.
    This role is a Board attending position as well as a member of the Management Team.

    Infront Sports & Media
    Head of Sales, Americas - FIBA
    New York, USA
    Closing Date:8/21/17
    Experienced, passionate, and with a reputation for delivering high quality services to its clients, Infront Sports & Media has become one of the leading and most respected full service sports marketing companies in the world. In order to strengthen our experienced FIBA Marketing Team we are looking for a Head of Sales Americas- FIBA.

    Brighton and Hove Albion FC
    Management Accountant
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    Following a historic season culminating in promotion to the Premier League, Brighton and Hove Albion FC are seeking a Management Accountant that will report to the Financial Controller as part of the team based in Brighton.

    Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation
    Project Director/CEO
    Split between London and Rwanda
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    The Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation (RCSF)/ Cricket Builds Hope requires a new Project Director to oversee its transition from a construction project to a new charity that uses cricket as a tool for social change in Rwanda.

    Silhouette International
    International Head of Consumer Marketing
    Linz, Austria
    Closing Date: 7/31/17
    The role will focus on positioning the Silhouette brand as a benchmark in premium eyewear. Ensuring an internationally uniform brand presence of Silhouette and strengthening and expanding international brand awareness and to evoke enthusiasm.

    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

    Sport India 2017: Aug. 22-24

    WSF Coaching Conference: Sep. 14-16

    VISTA 2017: Sep. 20-23

    Leaders Week London 2017: Oct. 2-6

    ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference : Oct. 11 - 14

    AISTS - Sport Event Management and Organization Seminar: Oct. 16-20

    Host City Asia: Oct. 18

    Sportel Monaco: Oct. 23-26

    TAFISA World Congress: Nov. 15-19

    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


    AISTS SEMOS - Sports Event Management and Organization Seminar
    Since 2001, the AISTS has been organizing SEMOS™ - Sport Event Management and Organisation Seminar. The AISTS SEMOS™ open module offers an overview of the key tasks that sports managers need to successfully plan, communicate and operate when organizing sport events, providing a 360° view and behind the scenes look at the mechanics of sport events.The next edition of AISTS SEMOS™ will take place from Oct. 16-20 and registration is NOW OPEN.


    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:




    Designers required! World Cup sticker album to support Terre des Hommes
    Fancy yourself as a football illustrator? Well now you can show off your design skills whilst showing your support for Children Win in the build-up to the 2018 World Cup.In order to find the artists for the 2018 World Cup album, tschutti heftli is holding a competition. The task: to design a portrait of Diego Maradona. Artists are free to choose how they want to portray the Argentinian legend – as a bust, from up close, just by his hand, or any other way. The entry deadline is Aug. 31. 


    "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 June 1 until July 14 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 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

    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 Aug. 31. 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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