Dan Roan

BBC sports editor

The biggest stories dissected by the BBC's sports editor

About Dan

The BBC's sports editor since 2014, Dan covers the biggest... Read more about Dan Roan events and news stories on TV, radio and online.

A familiar face on the flagship BBC News at 10 bulletin, he also features regularly on Radio 4's Today programme and BBC Radio 5 live.

In recent years he has led BBC News coverage from football World Cups and European Championships, the Olympics, rugby's Lions tour, the Ashes cricket series, and athletics' World Championships, among many others.

Dan has also interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, securing exclusives with Sir Bradley Wiggins, Cristiano Ronaldo, Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, Usain Bolt, Bernie Ecclestone, Chris Froome and Anthony Joshua.

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

Steph Curry

'Curry at heart of new era of US athlete activism’

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Even in an era of renewed athlete activism in US sports, the voice of Steph Curry is among the most important.

Having twice been voted the NBA's Most Valuable Player, the 30-year-old basketball superstar is the driving force behind a Golden State Warriors franchise that have come to dominate the league, the reigning champions winning the title three times in the last four seasons.

Ben Stokes

'Sigh of relief for Stokes but questions remain'

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English cricket's biggest star, and those who run the game, will be breathing a huge sigh of relief.

But while Ben Stokes' acquittal is arguably the biggest victory of his colourful and controversial career, this episode has still been damaging to the reputation of both the player, and - because of his status - the image of the game. And even though he has now been added to England's squad for the third Test against India, it is not the end of the saga.

Sir Dave Brailsford, Sir Bradley Wiggins & Lord Coe

'A devastating blow to some of British sport's biggest names'

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The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee's report into combatting doping is a devastating blow to the reputations of some of the biggest names in British sport.

To Lord Coe, the most powerful figure in world athletics and architect of the London 2012 Olympic Games, who is accused by the select committee of misleading parliament about when he first knew of corruption allegations.

Jess Varnish

Was 2017 the year British sport lost its way?

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It never ceases to amaze me just how quickly things can change in sports news.

This time last year I reflected on the sporting highlight of 2016, the Rio Games, where Britain sealed its status as a true Olympic and Paralympic superpower.

Winter Olympics rings

IOC to decide on whether to ban Russia

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The eyes of the sporting world will be on the International Olympic Committee's headquarters in Lausanne later on Tuesday when President Thomas Bach announces whether he and his board have banned Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics.

For an Olympic powerhouse nation, the hosts of the next football World Cup no less, to be cast as an international sporting pariah, would be unprecedented.

Qatar is hosting the 2022 World Cup

Row over Qatar World Cup 'risk report'

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A row has developed over a 'risk report' that claims there is "an increasing political risk that Qatar may not host the World Cup in 2022".

The study, by management consultants Cornerstone Global, assesses the impact of the current diplomatic crisis between the tiny, gas-rich emirate and its neighbours.