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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Seb Coe is in the running to become the president of the IAAF and wants to clean up the sport

Seb Coe is picking his fights with the wrong people – they're on his side

But it is, Coe knows, music to the ears of the delegates who will choose him or Bubka

Radamel Falcao (right) could score 50 goals for Chelsea this season...or he could follow in the footsteps of Mutu, Torres, Crespo, Shevchenko

Ten things I'd like to see happen this season... but probably won't

From the banning of the pointless handshake via Xavi revealing the real reason he is in the Middle East to Bayern Munich imploding and finishing the season potless and Wembley selling out... Tom Peck reveals his wish list for the 2015-16 campaign 

An analyst prepares a sample for testing in the anti-doping laboratory which tested athlete's samples from the London 2012 Games

Doping crisis: Wada yet to receive leaked blood data at the heart of explosive Sunday newspaper investigation

The two experts who analysed results on behalf of The Sunday Times have hit back at the IAAF's claim that their findings were 'confusing and misleading'

Laura Trott (left), Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell with their silver medals in Paris this year

Olympics 2016: Team GB's golden girls of cycling must rediscover winning edge in time for Rio Games

They returned from the World Championships in Paris without a single gold medal - a result that would have been unthinkable not so long ago

Sebastian Coe has pulled out of the race to become the next chairman of the BBC Trust

Lord Coe: Doping allegations a 'declaration of war', says IAAF vice-president

'The fightback has to start here,' said Coe

An analyst prepares a sample for testing in the anti-doping laboratory which tested athlete's samples from the London 2012 Games
Lamine Diack

Doping crisis: Allegations are a joke, insists outgoing athletics chief Lamine Diack

Diack suggests that revelations are merely an attempt by some competitors to 'redistribute' medals

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In Trump World the first primary for the US election is being held at Turnberry

No one imagined the Open would play such a crucial role in the race for the White House

The Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing could have the unusual honour of hosting the opening ceremony at both the summer and winter Olympics

Beijing wins right to host 2022 Winter Olympics - despite lack of snow

Chinese capital beats Almaty in Kazakhstan to host Games

The Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing could have the unusual honour of hosting the opening ceremony at both the summer and winter Olympics

2022 Winter Olympics: Beijing hot favourite Games despite complete lack of snow

It will either be Almaty in Kazakhstan or Beijing

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