David Bond (journalist)

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David Bond is an English journalist, who was sports editor of BBC News, from 2009–2014.

Bond began his journalistic career on the South London Press covering Millwall F.C., the football club he supports.[1] Bond then became sports news correspondent at the Sunday Times, before being appointed deputy sports editor at the Evening Standard. Bond was appointed the BBC's Sport Editor in 2009, replacing Mihir Bose.[2]

Bond's reporting of the men's cycling road race at the London 2012 Olympics on 28 July[3] attracted criticism from many viewers. After the race, in which British cyclists failed to win a medal, he asked British pre-race favourite Mark Cavendish, "Was Tour de France tiredness a factor?", to which Cavendish responded, "Stop asking stupid questions. Do you know anything about cycling?".[4][5][6]

Bond joined the Miltown public relations agency in 2014. Dan Roan succeeded him as the BBC Sports Editor.[7][8]

In October 2017, Bond returned to journalism as Security and Defence Editor of the Financial Times.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "David Bond appointed as BBC Sports Editor". sportsjournalists.co.uk. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  2. ^ "David Bond is named as the new BBC Sports Editor". BBC News. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Cavendish and co disappoint in road race". BBC News. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  4. ^ Beeck, Richard (31 July 2012). "Olympic pundits reviewed starring Ian Thorpe, Sue Barker, Gary Lineker". Birmingham Post.
  5. ^ Daniels, Colin (4 August 2012). "London 2012 Olympics: 'Insensitive' BBC presenters spark complaints". Digital Spy.
  6. ^ Murnieks, Cassandra (10 August 2010). "Thorpie helps save BBC Olympics coverage". The Australian.
  7. ^ Sweney, Mark (2 May 2014). "BBC sports editor to leave post". The Guardian.
  8. ^ "Dan Roan is named sports editor". Ariel. BBC. 24 September 2014.

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