Dan Roan

BBC sports editor

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About Dan

The BBC's sports editor, Dan covers both major events and... Read more about Dan Roan news stories, especially on TV news output.

He's reported from football's World Cup in South Africa, the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, the 2012 Euro finals in Poland and Ukraine, and the London Olympics.

Dan led the BBC's news coverage of the controversial Bahrain F1 Grand Prix, and the John Terry trial, breaking the news of Terry's retirement from international football.

With an interest in the politics and business of sport, Dan has also presented Radio 5 live's Sportsweek programme, and fronted a special BBC1 documentary on Brazil's preparations ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

Previously Dan was both a politics and finance journalist at the BBC before becoming chief news reporter at Sky Sports News.

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New doping claims 'very alarming'

Read full article on Leaked IAAF doping files: Wada 'very alarmed' by allegations

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) says it is "very alarmed" after fresh allegations of suspected doping emerged in a leak of test data.

The Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD/WDR have obtained access to the results of 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes between 2001 and 2012.

Sponsor Coca-Cola demands Fifa reform

Read full article on Fifa corruption: Sponsor Coca-Cola demands third-party reform

Fifa sponsor Coca-Cola has told world football's governing body that it wants an independent third-party commission to oversee reform of the crisis-hit organisation, the BBC has learned.

On 9 July the American drinks giant formally requested that Fifa's leadership support the idea.

The shifting landscape of TV sport

Read full article on Six Nations TV rights: The shifting landscape of televised sport

The recent debate surrounding sports television rights - culminating in Thursday's Six Nations announcement - has coincided with the familiar presence of this year's Wimbledon coverage.

Perhaps more than any other sports event, the tournament is synonymous with the BBC - the partnership between broadcaster and the All England Club going right back to 1937. For many, it has become hard to imagine Wimbledon without its broadcast partner.

'I want to be of use now I'm free'

Read full article on Chris Lewis prepares for most important innings of his life

I meet Chris Lewis for his first media interview since his release from prison in the suite of a grand hotel on London's Park Lane. But the luxurious setting is deceptive.

Two weeks after the former cricket star walked away from Hollesley Bay Prison in Suffolk after serving less than half of a 13-year sentence for drug smuggling, Lewis has no income, and is reliant on the kindness of friends and family for lodgings and food.

New questions over 'deal of century'

Read full article on Olympic Stadium: Final bill raises questions over West Ham deal

Such was the inevitable focus on Mo Farah on Friday, it was easy to overlook the latest story regarding the scene of the British athlete's greatest triumph.

Just a few minutes before the double Olympic champion issued his statement denying the use of performance-enhancing drugs, the final bill for the reconstruction of the Olympic Stadium was revealed.

Why riches alone can't revive boxing

Read full article on Mayweather v Pacquiao: Why richest fight may not revive boxing

There are countless examples of how closely linked sport and money have become, but here in Las Vegas this week, the relationship has appeared too close for comfort.

Such is the supercharged media frenzy over the so-called "fight of the century", and the ramped-up interest in events here in Nevada, this will be one of the most lucrative sporting events in history, generating an estimated half a billion dollars.

Qatar 2022 rifts 'beyond repair'

Read full article on Qatar 2022: World Cup fall-out could tear football apart

Even by Fifa's standards, it was a performance of breathtaking audacity.

A day after world football's governing body confirmed it had caused an unprecedented upheaval to the sporting calendar, many may have expected its secretary-general to be in a conciliatory mood.

Human struggle to get World Cup ready

Read full article on The human struggle to get Qatar ready for the World Cup

Despite its proximity, the air-conditioned splendour of Doha's National Convention Centre - where some of football's most powerful figures met today to move the Qatar 2022 World Cup to November - seems a million miles away from the sprawling labour camps on the outskirts of the city.

In these camps many of the country's 1.4 million migrant workers have to put up with the kind of squalid conditions that our report on Monday evening highlighted.