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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Royal and Ancient Golf Club makes Dame Laura Davies honorary member

Davies among the first seven women to be admitted to the club

The Barclays Premier League trophy

Premier League TV rights: Sky Sports and BT Sport win UK broadcasting rights as price tops £5billion

Rights for the 2016-19 seasons sell for higher than expected

Sepp Blatter has been attacked by Uefa over allegations of misconduct

Uefa blames Blatter aide for critical reform report

Blatter’s decision to stand for a fifth term as Fifa president has set it and its most powerful federation, Uefa, at loggerheads

Max Boyce and Katherine Jenkins get the Millennium Stadium crowd in tune

Six Nations 2015: It was a case of 'Cwm on Feel the Noise' for the England team this week

It will have been highly encouraging to the Welsh fans to know how seriously their noise is being taken

Rory McIlroy’s opening day in court lasts just 42 seconds

Battle goes on for share of Rory’s £100m deal

Rory McIlroy gets in useful squatting practice during brief bits of play

It was all but over within far less time than the world No 1 is known to spend eyeing up a drive

July 30, 2012: A view of the Olympic rings at the gymnastics

Saudi Arabia's idea of a segregated Olympics was almost as silly as it was sexist

COMMENT: A proposal of having women competing in one country and men in another was put forward

Britain's fans enjoy the atmosphere during the London 2012 Olympic Games

Tom Peck: The London Olympics was never going to solve inactivity

No host nation has ever recorded a boost in sporting uptake

Luis Figo

Even Luis Figo’s silky skills cannot weaken the hold Sepp Blatter enjoys over Fifa

Portugal legend is a far more credible candidate than Ginola but solid support from Asia and Africa guarantees fifth term

Luis Figo

Luis Figo to stand as Fifa president: Former Real Madrid and Barcelona player to challenge Sepp Blatter

The former Portugal international wants to help clean up Fifa's image

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Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

'Lou needed care, but what he got was ECT'

The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond
Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace