Richard Cooke
is a journalist and writer for television. He is The Saturday Paper's sports editor.

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news November 04, 2017

Raising the bar: Kiana Elliott, 20, weightlifter

Kiana Elliott on her transformation from elite gymnast to champion weightlifter.

news October 28, 2017

Swimming’s lessons: Brenden Hall, 24, swimmer

Three-time Paralympic gold medallist Brenden Hall on losing his leg at six, and why swimming is such an important part of his life.

opinion October 21, 2017

Australia’s welcome mat for right-wing trolls

“Milo’s year-ending whistlestop is called the Troll Academy Tour, and the baffled reaction of the Sunrise hosts recalled a more innocent time, when alt-right figures weren’t the warm-up act for the Cash Cow. You can chart the change …”

news September 23, 2017

All the right moves: Emma, 28, professional wrestler

Melbourne’s Tenille Dashwood on being drawn in by wrestling’s theatrics and big characters, and turning herself into the WWE Superstar Emma.

opinion September 09, 2017

Australia chases America’s decline

“Now the once-mighty bald eagle of American power is barely hanging onto its perch. You might think this de-soaring would provoke some quietude, or at least acknowledgement that building schools in Kabul instead of Kansas hasn’t turned out very well. …”

opinion August 19, 2017

Rewarding the politics of failure

“Fired, ousted, ineligible or disgraced, our politicians keep showing up to work anyway, George Costanza-style, barrowing doomed legislation and talking points that expired a decade ago. The Turnbull government has failed. If recent history is a guide, …”

news August 12, 2017

Trading options: Paige Hadley, 24, netballer

Australian Diamonds and NSW Swifts centre courter Paige Hadley on the roller-coaster ride of injuries and World Cup wins.

news August 05, 2017

Setting goals: Jayden Warn, 23, wheelchair rugby player

Rio 2016 Paralympic gold medallist Jayden Warn on the sporting passion that grew out of adversity.

news July 29, 2017

Moore experience: Stephen Moore, 34, rugby player

Fresh from standing down as Wallabies captain, Stephen Moore talks about the importance of experience and a balanced life off the rugby field.

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