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Sport Tech Weekly podcast episode 1: Smart watches for refs, LA VR, Twitter's land grab, 15-seconds of fame and drone racing (!)

Gyasi Zardes tries LA Galaxy VR

(Editor’s note: We’re pleased to launch this new podcast, dedicated to sports and technology, in partnership with SportTechie. Each week, we’ll explore some of the bigger — and quirkier stories coming out of this burgeoning space.)

Welcome to Sport Tech Weekly. In our launch episode, as with every episode from here on, we round up five stories from SportTechie and feature an interview with a sports expert on one of the topics at hand.

We start with how TAG Heuer is making it easier for Premier League officials to do their job (though some calls will still not go your team’s way, let’s be honest).

From there, a peek into the LA Galaxy’s real life, done VR style. Ever wanted to see what Steven Gerrard’s house looks like? Well, now you can.

Our interview this week is with David Nugent, chief commercial officer at Omnigon — and we discuss the frenzy of deals Twitter is making with sports leagues to get a something going to bolster the struggling social network.

We wrap it up with everyone’s 15-seconds of fame (kind of) and the sport that you know you’ll want to watch: drone racing.

Enjoy our sports content on The Drum and great sports tech stories over at SportTechie.

Sport Tech Weekly is a co-production of The Drum and SportTechie.