Tom Peck

Tom Peck is a reporter on The Independent's news desk with an interest in just about everything. In January 2012 he became the paper's Olympics Correspondent.

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Sepp Blatter announces Qatar as the successful bidders for the 2022 World Cup last year

Michael Garcia quits Fifa ethics investigator role following row over World Cup report with scathing statement

The American was angered by how his report into the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were summarised

Michael Garcia has agitated for a redacted version of his report to be made public

Fifa rejects Michael Garcia's protest over corruption summary

United States attorney Michael Garcia had lodged a formal appeal over the short summary

Crystal Palace 1 Stoke City 1: Neil Warnock confident of staying safe but wants to buy

Peter Crouch's equaliser left Crystal Palace frustrated after James McArthur's opener

Crystal Palace vs Stoke match report: Peter Crouch makes it honours even after James McArthur put Eagles in front

Crystal Palace 1 Stoke City 1: Crouch close to settling the ultimate bore

Devotees of the Burning Man festival may find the vibe and heat of Doha 2019 to their taste

Tom Peck: Why Qatar's quest for sporting dominance has backfired badly

If desert heat and banned substances are what you want Doha 2019 will not disappoint

Oscar Pistorius was convicted of the equivalent of manslaughter

Oscar Pistorius could yet be convicted of murder as judge approves appeal application

An appeal application made by state prosecutors has been granted

Tottenham 0 Crystal Palace 0: Fans were right to boo Spurs, says Jan Vertonghen

Vertonghen said Spurs 'should be winning these games'

Christian Eriksen cracks off an effort at goal despite the attentions of the Palace defence

Tottenham vs Crystal Palace report: Sloppy Spurs survive Palace pounding

Tottenham 0 Crystal Palace 0: Spurs' poor form at home continued as Palace emerged from White Hart Lane with a point

England’s Karl Boyes lines up a shot as Europe cruised to another Mosconi Cup win over the United States this week

Mosconi Cup 2014: Christmas can only mean the hustlers' convention

Most worryingly of all, this year Earl 'The Pearl' Strickland was tragically missing

Ben Morgan scores the first of his two tries against Australia at Twickenham last Saturday

Ben Morgan makes charge to be England’s No 8

Two tries in the victory over Australia have propelled the Gloucester forward into the heart of Stuart Lancaster’s World Cup plans, yet his Twickenham triumph was no surprise

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas
La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie
10 best high-end laptops

10 best high-end laptops

From lightweight and zippy devices to gaming beasts, we test the latest in top-spec portable computers
Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

The batsman has grown disillusioned after England’s Ashes debacle and allegations linking him to the Pietersen affair