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

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Sport September 24, 2016

Rebounding: Lauren Jackson, 35, basketballer turned administrator

Lauren Jackson on the intensity of being one of the world’s best basketballers, and the heartache of retiring.

Sport September 17, 2016

Staying strong: Gearoid Towey, 39, rower

World champion rower Gearoid Towey on the challenges facing elite athletes when they retire.

Sport September 03, 2016

Up to speed: Amanda Reid, 19, cyclist

Paralympian Amanda Reid on loving the thrill and speed of track cycling.

Sport August 13, 2016

Scorching all-rounder: Hilton Cartwright, 24, cricketer

All-rounder Hilton Cartwright on choosing between batting and bowling, and playing for Zimbabwe, England or Australia.

Sport July 30, 2016

Mogul conqueror: Matt Graham, 21, moguls skier

Winter Olympian Matt Graham on the inspiration to be drawn from watching his Summer Games compatriots.

Sport June 25, 2016

Ten out of 10: Cedric Dubler, 21, decathlete

Meet Rio Olympian Cedric Dubler, a man of many sporting talents.

Sport June 18, 2016

Wanting it more: Aaron Vandenberg, 24, Australian rules footballer

Melbourne Demons midfielder Aaron Vandenberg on the benefits of his late start in the big league.

Sport June 11, 2016

Different strokes: Jarrod Poort, 21, long-distance swimmer

Open-water swimmer Jarrod Poort’s plan to make waves in Rio.

Sport May 21, 2016

On the fast track: Alex Hartmann, 23, sprinter

Alex Hartmann on the little one percenters and that “magical” sub-10-second 100 metres.