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.

David Bernstein

Is a World Cup boycott possible?

Read full article on Fifa corruption report: Is a World Cup boycott really possible?

In calling for the organisation he used to lead to unite with Uefa and lead a boycott of the World Cup - as well as a breakaway from Fifa - former Football Association chairman David Bernstein has dared say what many have no doubt been thinking.

After all, if the FA is so outraged with the world governing body's handling of the investigation into the bidding for the next two World Cups, why not take drastic action and salvage some dignity by voting with one's feet?

How can football beat online abuse?

Read full article on How can football tackle the social media hate merchants?

Many observers were encouraged to see Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure speak out via the BBC last week against those who had racially abused him over Twitter just hours after he had reactivated his account.

As one of the sport's most high-profile figures, it felt as if the Ivory Coast international had made a stand on behalf of an ever-growing number of similar victims in the game - because Toure is far from alone in being subject to such treatment.

Burgess will succeed, says Robinson

Read full article on Jason Robinson backs Bath's Sam Burgess to follow his lead

The challenge facing Sam Burgess is a daunting one.

As the 25-year-old rugby league star in the XV-man code with Bath, he doesn't just have to adapt to a different sport with its own distinct and complex set of rules, he also has to live up to one of the biggest reputations rugby has ever seen.

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

Read full article on Virgin asks Ofcom to probe Premier League TV costs

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".