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In a special edition of the One-to-One podcast, following the latest corruption scandal surrounding FIFA, Owen Evans spoke to Bonita Mersiades (former head of corporate and public affairs at Football Federation Australia and Australia's bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup - left) and Andrew Woodward (the former global sponsorship head at FIFA sponsor Visa - right). Hear what Mersiades, the whistleblower from the Michael Garcia report into corruption around the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process, had to say about the developments, and whether Woodward believes his former employers will live to regret their fierce criticism of FIFA this morning.

  • Date: 
    1 June 2015

    The skills needed to win friends and influence people on Twitter are changing as fast as the technology that promotes them. Owen Evans spoke to social media experts working at six mainstream sports media outlets to identify how they have achieved strong followings, interaction and engagement.

  • Date: 
    1 June 2015

    Airbnb is rapidly growing profile by partnering with leading sports events. Rob Ridley looks at how Rio 2016 created a new category for the accommodation provider to prevent visiting fans from being left on the street.

  • Date: 
    1 June 2015

    Kevin Roberts looked at the NBA (National Basketball Association)’s new and innovative sock partnership, and whether it brings the league one step closer to jersey sponsorship.

  • Date: 
    29 May 2015

    Vlad Marinescu, Director General of SportAccord, on why he is supporting President Marius Vizer after that speech, and the future for his organisation’s multi-sport events

  • Date: 
    1 June 2015

    Ohio University made it a hat-trick of wins after its Master of Sports Administration programme was named the best postgraduate sports course in the world for 2015. Owen Evans looks at why a world outside the classroom has made it happen.

Daily news summaries

Date: 
29 May 2015

Fifa president Sepp Blatter tonight (Friday) secured a fifth term in office for the four-year period spanning 2015 to 2019 as rival candidate Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein of Jordan withdrew after the first round of voting.