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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Liam Broady blows kisses to the crowd after his defeat

Wimbledon 2015: Liam Broady makes a big noise even as his singles dream ends

Having reached the second round, the Briton will receive a cheque for £47,000 and move up around 20 places in the world rankings

Wimbledon 2015: Petra Kvitova makes quick work of Kiki Bertens

Kvitova drops just one game in first round win

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns to Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles final match on day thirteen of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon,

Wimbledon 2015: Bad draw not end of world for Andy Murray, claims Tim Henman

Scot may have to beat Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic if he is to take the trophy

Partick Thistle's new mascot designed by David Shrigley at Firhill Stadium in Glasgow

Partick Thistle's monobrowed mutant sun god brings new evil into the weird world of the mascot

If anyone hadn't heard of the Scottish club before – and it's possible – they have now

Sir Ben Ainslie said it would ‘be the pinnacle’ of his career to win the America’s Cup for Britain

America's Cup: Sir Ben Ainslie taps Portsmouth passion for big race quest

Crowds of half a million are expected to cheer on the British challenger in qualifiers at the home of new team base

England 'are not miles behind' the rest of the world, says Redknapp

Harry Redknapp interview: 'I wouldn’t just take a job anywhere, just for the sake of a few quid'

Former West Ham, Tottenham and QPR manager talks Fifa, the future of English football and his recovery from knee surgery

Mark Cavendish: As a father I take more risks to win

British sprinter and Tour stage winner is driven to provide for his children’s future

Women's World Cup: Lazy comparisons with more famous men is an insult to women in any sport

COMMENT: Football is not a minor sport. It is well understood. No context nor explanation is required

Jérôme Valcke, Blatter’s deputy, is alleged to have authorised a $10m bribe to Fifa’s Jack Warner

Fifa corruption: Sepp Blatter and Jérôme Valcke hire top lawyers as scandal deepens

However neither has been charged, accused or even questioned in either of the two separate investigations into fraud and money-laundering at football's governing body

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Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jess and Kat rivalry

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