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.

Tokyo 2020

The key stories to watch at Tokyo 2020

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In terms of both performances and controversy, Rio 2016 was arguably the most incident-packed and newsworthy Games in living memory. So how will Tokyo 2020 compare?

Pressure on Team GB

Not since 1996 in Atlanta has Team GB failed to win more medals than the previous Games. The remarkable second-place finish in the medal table at Rio 2016 firmly established Great Britain as a true sporting superpower. So the big question in Tokyo will be whether continuing such success is sustainable, or whether it is time for a correction after an era of over-performance.

Despite a haul of 67 medals in Rio, funding agency UK Sport has upped its target range to 54-92 for Tokyo and hopes to send the country's biggest ever team to an overseas Games. It is also bullish about the prospects of success, insisting current performances are matching those recorded a year out from Rio 2016.

Gordon Taylor

How will Taylor's PFA reign be judged?

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For a man who had been in his job for almost four decades, it should hardly come as a surprise that Gordon Taylor was in no rush to hasten the beginning of the end of his tenure.

According to those advising him, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) chief executive had been warned by senior colleagues that if he failed to announce plans for his departure at the union's belated annual general meeting on Wednesday, he would face a renewed and highly damaging rebellion from within his membership that would inevitably seal his fate.

Boots, EU flag, pound coins, Facebook

What's on new Premier League boss Dinnage's to-do list?

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TV executive Susanna Dinnage will soon become the first female chief executive of the Premier League, taking up her role in the new year. But what will be top of her in-tray? BBC sports editor Dan Roan takes a closer look.

Super League breakaway

Amid renewed talk of a possible breakaway to form a European Super League, and recent pressure from the biggest clubs for a greater share of the overseas TV rights revenue, one of Dinnage's biggest tasks will be to keep the league together and maintain the collective-selling strategy that has proved so successful.

The 'Big Six' - Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs - got their way in June, and proceeds from international broadcasters will now be distributed according to league position, but that is unlikely to satisfy the clubs' overseas billionaire owners long-term.

Manchester City's Etihad Stadium

How damaging are the Man City allegations?

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It is unlikely that many of the Manchester City fans who attended the club's match against Shakhtar Donetsk will have been too concerned about a third day of revelations and leaked emails published by German news magazine Der Spiegel.

With their team the reigning Premier League champions, top of the league, and known for playing some of the best football that the English game has seen, most City supporters will refuse to allow allegations that their club deceived Uefa over financial fair play (FFP) rules to detract from pride in their club.

A football is caked in mud

What now for grassroots football?

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The collapse of the Football Association's proposed sale of Wembley to Shahid Khan has brought the state of grassroots football into sharper focus than ever before, sparking a renewed national debate over who can - and should - pay for better facilities now that the English game has lost out on a windfall worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

Such is the interest in professional football, the issues affecting the community game have traditionally struggled to receive consistent media attention.