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 in 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.

Hull City fans protest

Can politicians deliver fan power?

Read full article on Football reform: Can politicians deliver fan power at last?

The last week has seen politicians wade into the debate over the relationship between football clubs and their fans.

First, Sports Minister Helen Grant told me she was "cross and concerned" about the findings of BBC Sport's Price of Football study, which revealed another year of above-inflation ticket price rises.

Blatter must go for 'good of sport'

Read full article on Sepp Blatter: Fifa president 'must go to restore credibility'

Fifa's credibility cannot be salvaged until Sepp Blatter leaves his role as president, according to a former member of the world governing body's independent governance committee.

Michael Hershman, an expert in transparency, told the BBC: "For the good of the sport Sepp Blatter should leave and let new blood come in.

Will Premier League bubble burst?

Read full article on Premier League: Would an Ofcom probe burst commercial bubble?

More than any other source of revenue, TV rights are what has propelled the Premier League towards its current status as the richest football league in the world.

They are, of course, what fuelled the record £835m expenditure in this summer's transfer window, enabling England's top clubs to lure some of the game's biggest stars.

Virgin asks for football TV inquiry

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Virgin Media has asked broadcast regulator Ofcom to open an investigation into the way that the Premier League sells the TV rights to its live football games.

The cable firm says the auction process is driving up prices for fans and causing "significant consumer harm".

Searching for the real Oscar

Read full article on Oscar Pistorius: Who was the man behind the brand?

It was in Pretoria when I sat down in a cafe, looked up, and realised I was watching a dedicated 24-hour Oscar Pistorius Trial Channel on the television.

Only then did it dawn on me the extent to which South Africa was transfixed by a case that had left an indelible scar on the psyche of an entire nation.

The biter bit - or has Suarez got off lightly?

Read full article on Luis Suarez: The biter bit - or has striker got off lightly?

It was one of those moments in sport that is hard to forget. It was 24 June, 2014 and, as I forced myself to watch the final stages of England's dismal draw against Costa Rica, news filtered through of 'another Luis Suarez incident'.

Then, as the disbelief gave way, and those notorious images of the Uruguayan's latest biting controversy reached us in Belo Horizonte, the impending departure from Brazil of Roy Hodgson's side suddenly seemed less important.