Top 20 Sports Event Organisers - The Most Attractive Employers in Sport 2022

Organising committees of three Olympic Games, three FIFA World Cups the four tennis’ Grand Slams are among the Top 20 Most Attractive Event Organisers for professionals who work or want to work in sport, according to a survey conducted by iWorkinSport.

The three Olympic Games are: Paris 2024 and LA 2028 (summer), and Milano Cortina 2026 (winter). The FIFA World Cups that appear in the list are the men’s tournaments of Qatar 2022 and “United” 2026 (USA, Canada and Mexico) as well as the women’s world cup 2023, in Australia and New Zealand. In addition to football, cycling and the Olympic Games, major events of the following sports also made the list: aquatics, basketball, motor sport, ice hockey and rugby – as well as the Commonwealth Games.

The second edition of the study led by iWorkinSport surveyed more than a 1,600 people from all continents, with the majority already working in sport, and asked them a simple question: “If you could choose to work anywhere in sport, where would that be?” 

At first, the respondents chose organisations divided into ten categories, and at the end, they indicated one single preferred choice, overall – the “Employer of their Dreams”.

In the category Sports Event Organisers, the 20 most voted organisations were, in alphabetical order:

America's Cup 2024 (Sailing, ESP)
Australian Open (Tennis, AUS)
Birmingham 2022 (Commonwealth Games, GBR)
Dakar Rally (Motorsport, KSA)
FIBA World Cup 2023 (Basketball, PHI)
FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 (Football, AUS, NZL)
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 (Football, QAT)
FIFA World Cup United 2026 (Football, USA, MEX, CAN)
FINA World Championships 2022 (Aquatics, JPN)
IIHF World Championship 2022 (Ice Hockey, FIN)
LA 2028 (Olympics, USA)
Milano Cortina 2026 (Olympics, ITA)
Paris 2024 (Olympics, FRA)
Roland Garros (Tennis, FRA)
Rugby World Cup 2023 (Rugby, FRA)
Six Nations (Rugby, ENG, FRA, WAL, ITA, SCO, IRL)
Tour de France (Cycling, FRA)
UEFA EURO 2024 (Football, GER)
US Open (Tennis, USA)
Wimbledon (Tennis, ENG)

The final rankings of the iWorkinSport Most Attractive Employers 2022 will be announced at an Awards ceremony at the Olympic Museum, in Lausanne, on May 19th, at a VIP dinner offered to recruiters and academic partners of the iWorkinSport Job Fair, which will take place the following day in Lausanne. The report will also feature insightful job market trends’ analysis and interviews. 


iWorkinSport will be posting the shortlists of the Top 20 Most Attractive Employers in Sport, in each category. To find out which companies are shortlisted, follow iWorkinSport’s professional and social media channels: LinkedIn,   YouTube,   Facebook,   Instagram,   Twitter   and   


More about The Most Attractive Employers in Sport 2022

The survey was conducted from 20 December 2021 to 15 March 2022 and had more than 1,600 respondents, from 111 countries, with 90% having at least a bachelor degree and 63% with postgraduate education, while 79% already work in sport. Detailed demographics data will be available in the report.


About iWorkinSport

iWorkinSport is the Global Hub for everything on career, recruitment and education in sport.

The company connects and provides solutions and opportunities to all stakeholders in the field of career development in sport - be it candidates, employers, employees, students, academic programmes, HR professionals, recruitment agencies, consultants, career coaches, etc. It also produces, aggregates and curates content and knowledge relevant to career in sport.

iWorkinSport was created in 2017 with the aim to organise the first truly international career fair focused on the sports industry. It enables some of the most renowned organisations to meet, interview and recruit students and alumni from the most prestigious sport management programmes in the world.  


World-class sports organisations such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC), FIFA, UEFA, FIBA, Adidas, Juventus FC, Manchester City FC, Infront, IMG, TEAM Marketing, the NBA, Eurovision, Soccerex, the World Football Summit and many others have been in attendance, recruiting at the event. The next iWorkinSport Job Fair will happen in Lausanne, Switzerland, on May 20th. For more information and to register, go to .  


In addition to the traditional Job Fair, iWorkinSport organises two online events: the Education Virtual Expo and the Virtual Job Fair.



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