David Bond

BBC sports editor

Insight into the big stories and issues from the BBC sports editor

About David

David was appointed BBC's sports editor in December 2009.... Read more about David Bond

In the summer of 2012 he fronted BBC News' coverage of the London Olympics as part of what he describes as "arguably the greatest job in sports journalism". That job sees him provide analysis and context to the major sports news stories and events across the BBC's news and sport services on TV, radio and online.

Previously, he was the Daily Telegraph's sport editor while he has also worked for the Evening Standard and Sunday Times.

Will Qatar paper trail prove corruption?

2 June 2014

Ever since Qatar won the race to stage the 2022 World Cup more than three years ago, football's world governing body Fifa has faced calls to re-run the contest.

Whether it's the heat in the summer, the treatment of migrant labourers or allegations of corruption in the bidding process, Qatar has been under siege from critics who say it should never have been chosen to host the tournament in the first place.

Read full article, Qatar World Cup 2022: Will paper trail prove bribery and corruption?

Qatar World Cup: £3m corruption claim

31 May 2014

Fifa is facing fresh allegations of corruption over its controversial decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

The Sunday Times has obtained millions of secret documents - emails, letters and bank transfers - which it alleges are proof that the disgraced Qatari football official Mohamed Bin Hammam made payments totalling US$5m (£3m) to football officials in return for their support for the Qatar bid.

Read full article, Qatar World Cup: '£3m payments to officials' corruption claim

Ashes whitewash appalling - ECB boss

20 May 2014

England's 5-0 defeat in the 2013-14 Ashes was "appalling" and "unacceptable", the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board has told the BBC.

In a candid interview, Giles Clarke said the team had to move on from the furore surrounding the controversial decision to drop Kevin Pietersen and now had to focus on regaining its status as number one cricket nation in the world.

Read full article, England's Ashes whitewash was appalling, says ECB chairman

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