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

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Sport February 28, 2015

Gold rush: Ellie Cole, 23, swimmer and wheelchair basketball player

Four-time London Paralympics gold medallist Ellie Cole on the shock of being a champion.

Sport February 21, 2015

Winging it: Madi Robinson, 27, netballer

Australian Diamonds netballer Madi Robinson on the perfect game.

Sport February 14, 2015

Paying a debt: David Pocock, 26, rugby player

Brumbies season-opener captain David Pocock talks rugby, protest and privilege.

Sport February 07, 2015

Small wonder: Ben Tudhope, 15, snowboarder

Life with cerebral palsy hasn't stopped this 15-year-old snowboarder from taking on the world.

Sport January 31, 2015

Sharp shooter: Jordan McRae, 23, basketballer

Melbourne United and Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Jordan McRae on college basketball, prayers and doing it for his kids.

Sport January 24, 2015

Quiet achiever: Mile Jedinak, 30, soccer player

Socceroos and Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak on playing for his country and tackling the EPL.

Sport December 20, 2014

King of the high seas: Mark Richards, 46, yachtsman

Wild Oats XI skipper Mark Richards on why he loves wild oceans but dreams of perfect race conditions.

Sport December 13, 2014

Breaking back: Casey Dellacqua, 29, tennis player

Last year marked an amazing turnaround in the fortunes of tennis journeyman Casey Dellacqua. Can she play even better in 2015?

Sport December 06, 2014

Bronzed Aussie: Rachel Jarry, 23, basketballer

Rachel Jarry plays for one of Australia's most successful sporting teams. So where's the recognition?