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.
World Cup 2014: Tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades on the streets of Sao Paulo as tournament begins
12 June 2014 05:32 PM
But it’s not all bad as greatest football show returns to Brazil after 64 years
12 June 2014 12:00 AM
As the football world descends on Brazil, Tom Peck finds the fans in Rio in upbeat mood, but the hosts divided on the tournament’s impact
World Cup 2014: England stars get a round of keep-uppy with Brazilian capoeira kids in favela sports club
09 June 2014 08:33 PM
The makeshift homes stretch up the mountainside, a breathtaking and poignant backdrop to the sight of a stony-faced Jack Wilshere, mistimedly clapping along as a man in a corporate branded t-shirt bangs a bean filled orb on the end of a long stick.
Tom Peck: Perhaps Sepp Blatter and Co have figured that by the time Qatar 2022 comes around fans will be enthralled by fantasy embezzlement
06 June 2014 10:19 PM
04 June 2014 01:00 AM
The part of the game in which England have struggled in recent major tournaments will, for Alan Shearer, be the crucial factor in deciding who wins the 2014 World Cup – keeping the ball.
30 May 2014 05:52 PM
It’s amazing what Arsenal winning the FA Cup can do to a man
28 May 2014 09:29 PM
The weight on the ball from Gerrard is trademark perfect, slid in behind the Italian centre-halves who can only stare at each other’s hipster beards in blind panic as Peck steams in from the right flank to meet it. He has to score.
25 May 2014 04:57 PM
I never imagined Nigel would humiliate me on a night bus. But he has.
Yaya Toure comment: How the turbulent politics of cake revealed that all is not sweetness and light between Toure and his Abu Dhabian employers
23 May 2014 07:21 PM
Remember greedy Bruce Bogtrotter in Matilda? There’s a lesson there
Tom Peck: England fans rejoice - it's the new metatarsal, and Wayne Rooney hasn't succumbed to it yet
22 May 2014 11:25 PM
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
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