SHORTS: WORLD ATHLETICS, WHISPER, WOMEN'S FA CUP FINAL

02 Dec 2021

By: Sport Industry Group

World Athletics has announced that Glasgow will host the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships following a successful bid process.

The Emirates Arena will stage the biggest indoor athletics championships in the world, five years on from holding the hugely successful European Athletics Indoor Championships in 2019.

The next World Indoor Championships are scheduled for Belgrade in March 2022, and Nanjing is then set to host the event a year later.


Having been appointed by UEFA earlier this year, Whisper is now UEFA’s broadcast and digital content production partner delivering both digital and broadcast output to viewers across the world, as part of a multi-year agreement.  

Whisper previously delivered content around the national team competitions; this has now been extended to encompass all European club football, including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and new UEFA European Conference league, as well as the UEFA Nations League and European and World Cup qualifiers.  

The broadcast team have already started delivering content, including the weekly UEFA Champions League magazine show, the regular UEFA Europe League and UEFA Europe Conference League magazine show, which include expert storytelling and features about the players, coaches and fans in each competition.    


English singer-songwriter Ella Henderson will perform a number of her chart-topping singles to kick start the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 5 December.

Ella’s performance is one of several events taking place on the day to celebrate the historic 50th year of the biggest domestic cup competition in women’s football. In addition, Henderson will also have the honour of singing the national anthem ahead of kick-off.

Ahead of the day, Ella said: “It’s an honour to be playing at Wembley Stadium ahead of this year’s Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final, it’s the biggest day in the diary for the teams and their fans alike, and so special given the 50th anniversary. I know there’s a huge crowd attending with over 40,000 tickets sold already, and I can’t wait to be on the pitch to get the occasion, and a real celebration of women’s football, started”.


Premier League strikers Michail Antonio and Callum Wilson have teamed-up to host a pioneering new pundit free podcast from BBC Sounds.

The Footballer’s Football Podcast is the first time two Premier League stars have come together to give fans their unique, unvarnished take on what’s it’s like to play, week in, week out, in the best league in the world.

Newcastle’s Wilson and West Ham’s number nine Antonio will be joined every week by very special guests, including Hammers fan Russell Brand in episode one. The new twelve-part series is available on BBC Sounds from Friday 3rd December.