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This weeks Golden Opportunities:

1. Featured Jobs - England 2015, Li-Ning, Qatar International Sports Services

2. Merchandise

3. Conferences - Peace and Sport Awards 2013

4. Proposals - ITTF North America

5. Volunteers

6. Scholarships - International Sports Management MBA - Loughborough University, ISA Individual Scholarship Program

7. Tender Opportunities

Send us your Golden Opportunities to: goldenopps@aroundtherings.com. Business never stops!

Featured:

England 2015

Head of Event Delivery

Location: London, United Kingdom

Closing date: 09/08/2013

The Head of Event Delivery is a key member of the leadership team that will ultimately be responsible for the planning and delivery of the Rugby World Cup Tournament in 2015. They will be responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of an integrated operational planning process, that will engage with all of the Functional Areas and client groups at England Rugby 2015.

Undisclosed Employer

International PR Manager

Location: Germany

Closing date: Open until filled

New opportunity to join a global leader in sports marketing research. The company provides a single, independent source of holistic market data and insights to help its clients achieve value in their marketing and sponsorship activities. They are an expanding group and are always looking for bright and energetic minds to join them in delivering the highest quality of service and innovating new ideas to keep them at the forefront of their business.

Undisclosed Employer

Programme Management – Master Plan

Location: Worldwide

Closing date: Open until filled

A multi-event organising committee is now looking to appoint a senior manager, responsible for developing implementation strategies, contributing to the delivery of a strategic programme and operational plan and liaising with all relevant departments within the committee and partner organisations

Undisclosed Employer

Programme Management – Legacy

Location: Worldwide

Closing date: Open until filled

New opportunity with the organising committee for this important global sporting event. Under the general direction of the senior programme manager, the job holder develops strategies, manages data transfer, facilitates workflows and monitors stakeholder activity in-line with the organising committee’s objectives.

Undisclosed Employer

Commercial Manager

Location: London, United Kingdom

Closing date: Open until filled

Our client is a specialist cycling agency that creates events and experiences – both as rights holders and for corporate clients. Existing and previous clients include Sky, Team Sky, Jaguar, IG, DHL and the City of London. The Commercial Manager will be responsible for sourcing and managing sponsorship and client revenues across the business, as well as managing several key client relationships.

Li-Ning

Category General Manager

Location: Beijing, China

Closing date: Open until filled

Join Li-Ning, the leading Chinese sporting goods brand to drive the brand initiatives for their key 5 categories in China market. The Category General Manager will be responsible for business planning, brand management and lead cross-function.

Qatar International Sports Services

Female Fitness Professional (Personal Trainers)

Location: Qatar

Closing date: 31/08/2013

Qatar International Sports Services is a Qatar-based company specializing in sports operations and management. Qiss provides an extensive service across all sports sectors including the operation of sporting facilities, event management and implementing the elite sporting programs with the objective of delivering a strong economical return whilst exceeding all goals and expectations.

Undisclosed Employer

Finance Manager

Location: London, United Kingdom

Closing date: Open until filled

Our client, a leading international Sports Marketing agency, is seeking a qualified Finance Manager to join their busy office in Central London.

Merchandise:

2013 SRI Directory

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TSE Consulting Book

Developing a winning sports events strategy: A four-step approach for successful bidding and hosting:

• A book by TSE Consulting that provides public sector bodies with a shortcut to developing a winning approach for their investment in sports events. If you work in the public sector and are looking to develop a successful sports event strategy that brings benefits to your city, region or country then this book is for you.

Inside the Beijing Olympics

In the world we live in today, there are few secrets more darker, more magical and mysterious than the inner workings of the Chinese Government and Communist Party. No American is ever invited behind the curtain to sit and enjoy a lunch of dim sum with the Wizard of OZ; but now, in a new work by first-time author, Jeff Ruffolo, we are instantly transported into the inner workings of the greatest summer Olympic Games ever – the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in China.

Stop War, Start Tennis: Lessons of Life and Understanding from a Pakistani Tennis Player

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistans greatest tennis champion and highly regarded world humanitarian, announced today that his book is now available for sale as an e-book electronically on Kindle at Amazon.com

The Complete Encyclopedia of Football

Pulling together the many strands of football today is a daunting task - not least, where and when to start. Keir Radnedge, who has reported every World Cup since 1966, is probably better qualified than most. He has watched and analysed all the great teams and interviewed all the great players down the years. All that is distilled in The Complete Encyclopedia of Football, published by Carlton Books of London but translated and published widely around the world. What do pioneer Lord Kinnaird from the 19th century and today's superstar Lionel Messi have in common? This book brings them together.

SportBusiness in Numbers Volume 6

Delivering complete and unrivalled data and statistics across the sports business industry from the top consultancies globally, this report is the must have day-to-day reference guide.

View key data on:

• Sponsorship and Marketing

• Sport Finance

• London Olympics 2012

• Broadcast and Digital Media

• Social Media

• Exclusive Market Insight

• Events

Canadian Olympic Committee Mittens

Every purchase of the new special edition Canadian Olympic Mittens, the Hudson’s Bay Company makes a financial contribution to the Canadian Olympic Foundation to help Canadian athletes reach the podium through development,coaching and equipment. The new Canadian Olympic Mittens are available at The Bay.

Sochi 2014 Ticket Packages

CoSport, as the Official Hospitality Supplier of Sochi 2014, announced today that fans of the United States Olympic Team interested in attending the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, will be able to reserve hotel and tickets packages, and tickets and hospitality pass packages starting Friday, Dec. 14, at 12 p.m. (EST) at cosport.com.

Conferences:

Peace and Sport Awards 2013

Register before Tuesday 6th August to benefit from a Special Early-bird Rate

For more information please visit our website updated regularly with the latest information linked to the event.

125th IOC Session: September 7-10

TAFISA World Congress: October 23

IOC World Conference on Sport and Environment: October 30-November 1

World Conference on Doping and Sport: November 12-15

IPC General Assembly: November 22-24

Soccerex Global Convention: November 23-27

Proposals:

ITTF North America

ITTF-North America is excited to announce the launch of its new website: ITTFNorthAmerica.com and the opening of bids for the 2014-2016 ITTF-North American Events.

ITTF-North America President, Bruce Burton, who is excited about the latest development to North American Table Tennis stated: "The launch of the ITTF-North American website, along with the opening of bids for top-class events from 2014 – 2016, provides the basis for exciting staging of Table Tennis in North America. I am optimistic that many will see the possibilities and that a spirited bidding process will ensue."

National Association of Sports Commissions

The Request for Proposal (RFP) for the 2016 and 2017 NASC Sports Event Symposium is now available. Bids must be received by Friday, September 13, 2013

IPC VISTA2015 bids

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Thursday (13 June) announced a call for bids to host VISTA2015, which will be the seventh edition of the IPC's sports science conference.

The last three editions of VISTA were all held in Bonn, but the IPC is now opening the expression of interest to any city.

Peter Van de Vliet, IPC Medical and Scientific Director, said: "VISTA2013 was the most successful edition of the conference yet in terms of participant engagement and feedback. We are now hoping to attract a more widespread and diverse audience for the next conference, which will be held just a year prior to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games."

Those who are interested can contact peter.vandevliet@paralympic.org.

ITU 2014 World Triathlon Series

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has opened bidding for the 2014 World Triathlon Series to all National Federations and cities interested in hosting one of the eight flagship events.

The elected cities will join Hamburg, London, Yokohama and Auckland as confirmed hosts of the popular race series. Edmonton, Canada will also host the 2014 ITU Triathlon World Championship Grand Final.

ITU 2015 World Triathlon Championships

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has opened bidding for the World Triathlon Championships 2015 to all National Federations and cities interested in hosting the final race of the 2015 World Triathlon Series.

"ITU is committed to hosting top level events in iconic cities," ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado said. "As our sport continues to rise in popularity, we believe hosting the ITU World Triathlon Championships offers cities the possibility to showcase their city to a global audience."

In 2009, the championships were revamped, expanding the former single-day World Championship race into an exciting multi-city global series, during which athletes vie for prize money totaling more than $2 million USD. The series culminates with the ITU World Triathlon Championships, which will continue to be called the World Triathlon Grand Final through 2013.

Volunteers:

Toronto 2015 IGNITE Program

The IGNITE program is a community partnership enabling individuals, organizations and communities to be associated with the Games, and hopes to encompass the projects and events that are inspired by the Games coming to the region.

From Niagara Falls to Oshawa to Caledon, IGNITE offers communities the opportunity to leverage the Games to increase awareness for their projects. IGNITE also aspires to create initiatives that will continue to flourish post-Games.

Scholarships:

Celebrate It Scotland

A £4m fund has opened to allow people around Scotland to mark the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The Celebrate scheme will offer Lottery funding of between £500 and £10,000 to arts, heritage, sports and community groups to hold one-off events. These can focus on the Games themselves or Scotland's links to the 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.

Russian International Olympic University

Twenty scholarships each worth USD 30,000 are on offer for the Russian International Olympic University’s international Master of Sport Administration inaugural programme which commences September 2013.

International Sports Management MBA - Loughborough University

Loughborough – the UK’s No.1 university for sport – launched its new International Sports Management MBA in January to develop the sports leaders of tomorrow. Six months on, we look at the impact the course is making already…

ISA Individual Scholarship Program

The ISA is proud to continue to award academic surf scholarships to Under-18 junior surfers from all over the globe. The ISA Individual Scholarship Program was established in 2007, and in its six year history has awarded 172 individual scholarships and a total of $128,500. This year, the ISA will award 50 individual $1,000 scholarships, a total of $50,000.

Tender Opportunities:

World Olympian Association

The World Olympians Association [WOA], the member organisation of all Olympians established to help support Olympians around the world and promote Olympism in the community, has launched a tender process to recruit a digital agency partner.

The successful digital consultancy will be tasked to re-design and modernise the organisation’s online platforms, including creating a new website and integrating social media tools. The appointed agency will also have a broad range of responsibilities to develop and manage the WOA’s online content such as a new Online Olympic Reunion Center, the President’s Blog and the WOA Twitter and Facebook presence. Seven agencies have been invited to pitch for the business.

For information on the tender contact:VERO Communications

Mike Lee

Tel: +44 [0]20 7379 4000

Mob: +44 [0]7775 677408

Em: mlee@verocom.co.uk

Tw: @mleevero

Sujit Jasani

Tel: +44 [0]20 7379 4000

Mob: +44 [0]7940 375282

Em: sjasani@verocom.co.uk

Tw: @SujitJasani

Turkmenistan

The State Committee for Sport has announced an international tender for the design and construction of new sports facilities in Ashgabat and other velayats (regions). It is planned to construct a new sports school specialising in chess and checkers in the Turkmen capital. One of the most important facilities to be built in Ashgabat is the Olympic Training Centre that will include sports training bases and a scientific and research laboratory.

FIBA

FIBA issued an invitation to submit proposals aimed at appointing a worldwide licensing representative responsible for developing its licensing program and those of its major upcoming competitions. The purpose of the licensing program is to promote the competitions in the host countries and around the world. Competitions belonging to the program include the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women, and may also extend to eight of the 2013 FIBA Continental Zone Championships: the FIBA Africa Championships (Men & Women), the FIBA Americas Championships (Men & Women), the FIBA Asia Championships (Men & Women) and the FIBA Oceania Championships (Men & Women) (FIBA).

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified companies for the provision of media buying services.

EOI submissions will be evaluated against specific criteria with respondents who qualify then invited to prepare detailed proposals as part of a tender process. Ultimately, the successful company will work closely with the LOC which has offices in Melbourne, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be played in venues across both countries in February and March 2015.

Sochi 2014

Tender Opportunities

Closing: TBA

SC Olimpstroy is engaged in the construction of Olympic venues and infrastructure. The main focus of the SC "Olimpstroy" is the management of engineering, surveying, design, construction, reconstruction and preparing Sochi 2014 venues for competition.

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 sportanddev.org.

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.

Rio de Janeiro 2016 Opportunities: To view all Rio 2016 job opportunities, visit the job opportunities page.

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