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    (ATR) This week's Golden Opportunities :

    1. Featured Jobs -   International Table Tennis Federation, Red Bull, England & Wales Cricket Board and more!
    2. Conferences -  Sport India 2017 (Aug. 22-24) WSF Coaching Conference (Sep. 14-16)
    3. Olympian Efforts -  USA Luge Crowd Sourcing Campaign for 2017-2018 Olympic Season; IAAF Portal to Report Doping; Jamie Nieto Medical Fund 
    4. Awards - 2017 International Sports Awards; 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award; 2017 Peace and Sport Awards
    5. Programs - ISCC Lausanne Chapter Golf Day; AISTS SEMOS - Sports Event Management and Organization Seminar! 
    6. Volunteers -  2017 Los Angeles World Police & Fire Games; Glasgow 2018 European Championships
    7. Tickets - 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 - World Taekwondo Opens Bidding for Events between 2019 and 2024, Bidding open for boxing championships and more! 

    Send us your Golden Opportunities to: Business never stops!


    Global Marketing and Events Agency
    Business Development Executive
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 31 August, 2017
    A global marketing and events agency is looking for a confident delegate sales person to join immediately to focus on growing the business at an international level. Based in London, the successful candidate will be in a unique position to develop their career with a young, excitingly growing company at the heart of the sports industry.

    Oberalp Group
    General Manager, Central Europe
    Italy, Germany, Switzerland or Austria
    Closing Date: 22 August, 2017
    Working with outdoor sporting goods brands like Salewa and Dynafit, in addition to existing partnerships with Under Armour, Speedo, Rip Curl and others, the General Manager for Central Europe will be accountable for the P&L of the Central European Region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). The successful candidate will also be responsible to achieve the agreed targets by brand through a marketing mix that suits the assigned geography ensuring profitability.

    International Table Tennis Federation
    Head of Sales, China
    Shanghai, China
    Closing Date: 31 August, 2017
    Based in China and reporting to the Marketing and Commercial Director, the Head of Sales China will have specific responsibilities around revenue generation and development of strong business relationships.

    Red Bull
    Field Marketing Manager
    Midlands, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 31 August, 2017
    The Field Marketing Manager will drive awareness and grow consumption of Red Bull through the delivery of an innovative marketing and events plan, pulling down global properties to a regional level and encourages consumer interaction with the brand and product.

    Western Bulldogs
    Marketing Manager
    Melbourne, Australia
    Closing Date: 31 August, 2017
    The Western Bulldogs seek an energetic and experienced Marketing Manager to help continue to drive the Club’s ever expanding marketing portfolio. Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, this role will have direct responsibility over the planning and execution of key marketing projects, driving consistency across the brand, and overseeing match day production delivery.

    England & Wales Cricket Board
    CRM/ E-Mail Marketing Executive
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 30 August, 2017
    The CRM/E-Mail Marketing Executive will be responsible for building and deploying email campaigns and will use data-driven insight to segment the audience effectively and personalise communications to maximise engagement.

    British Dressage
    Commercial Manager
    West Midlands, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 28 July, 2017
    British Dressage is the national governing body for the Olympic and Paralympic sport of dressage. The Commercial Manager is responsible for maximising opportunities to drive revenue into the sport through the successful marketing of a membership strategy and a number of commercial initiatives.

    BIKE Channel UK
    Sales Executive
    London, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 11 August, 2017
    BIKE is the first 24-hr broadcast channel devoted to cycling. The Sales Executive will be responsible for managing and growing client relationships, which includes generating new business initiatives, selling to an existing core and non-core customer base and developing commercially driven creative solutions.

    Leeds United
    Business Development Manager, Major Events
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 31 August, 2017
    The Major Events Business Development Manager will be instrumental in identifying new opportunities at Leeds United, Elland Road Stadium and establishing key targeted business for the Club during a period of growth.

    Leeds United
    Marketing Manager
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 31 August, 2017
    The Marketing Manager will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Marketing Strategy for all aspects of the Club and Venue. They will also ensure the Marketing function assist in driving revenues and profitability in line with key performance indicators, by working closely with the revenue generating divisions of the business.

    Leeds United
    New Business and Partnerships Manager
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 31 August, 2017
    The New Business and Partnerships Manager will identify and secure new commercial partnerships for the Club. The successful candidate will also grow new business and partnerships to ensure that the Club is delivering on obligations and further developing relationships.

    Leeds United
    Marketing Assistant
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Closing Date: 31 August, 2017
    The Marketing Assistant will work closely with the Marketing Manager and will assist on all marketing related work streams as well as help manage related campaigns. Where necessary, the Marketing Assistant will assist with projects & activities across all Leeds United events.

    Australian Football League
    State Manager, Regions and Growth
    Sydney or Canberra, Australia
    Closing Date: 30 July, 2017
    This role is responsible for increasing Australian Football participation of in the New South Wales region. Growing participation is a key element of the AFL’s strategy to build its process in developing markets.

    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

    Team USA Media Summit: Sep. 24-27

    Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum: Sep. 29

    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 15-20, 2018

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

    International Sports Convention: Dec. 5-6, 2018

    Olympian Efforts

    USA Luge Crowd Sourcing Campaign for 2017-2018 Olympic Season

    As USA Luge Team prepares to compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea they are in need of critical financial support to help them achieve their Olympic dreams. Team USA Luge has set a goal of $20,000. Click here to donate or for more information.

    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


    Apply now for the 2017 International Sports Awards 
    The INTERNATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS (ISA) recognizes individual, group and company achievements with honor and recognition on an annual basis.13 is sometimes seen as an unlucky number. Not here. 13 Awards are part of the ISA each year.
    The process for the International Sports Awards:
    - Request official application form by sending an email to
    - Submit official application form by September 30, 2017
    - Online voting occurs throughout the Global Sports Industry – October 1st 2017 – November 15th 2017
    - Announcement in December 2017
    - Press communication, marketing and pr on the award winners – December 2017 – March 2018

    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

    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


    ISCC Lausanne Chapter Golf Day 2017
    The ISCC Lausanne Chapter Golf Day 2017 will take place on September 22 - 8.00 am - 3.00 pm - at Signal de Bougy. The ISCC Golf Day is about networking and socializing and meeting new persons in the sports and business industry, while enjoying the great sport of golf.
    Please register early to secure your place.

    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.


    2017 Los Angeles World Police & Fire Games
    Join LA 2024 in welcoming first responders from around the world to Los Angeles at the 2017 World Police & Fire Games! More than 3,000 volunteers are needed to assist in a variety of tasks including sports management, scorekeeping, timing, and course marshaling among others. Volunteers can participate individually or in teams, so come out to get some hands on volunteer experience at this Olympic-style competition! August 7th - 16th, 2017 at the LA Convention Center & various locations around Los Angeles

    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 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:

    World Taekwondo Opens Bidding for Events between 2019 and 2024

    While the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is about to jointly awarding 2024 and 2028 Games, World Taekwondo opens bidding process for its major events through 2024 to allow cities an opportunity to consider hosting multiple events and leaving greater legacies. Interested bidders are requested to register their interest by October
    27, 2017
    , ahead of bid file submission by March 4, 2018. The bid files will then be evaluated by a
    group of expert, before the host city selection is decided at the World Taekwondo Council meeting in
    Hammamet in Tunisia on April 4, 2018. Click here for the host application

    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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