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

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Sport July 12, 2014

Making a splash: Cate Campbell, 22, swimmer

Her best friends were always the nerds and never the jocks, but then Cate Campbell fell in love with winning.

Sport July 05, 2014

In the fast lane: Daniel Ricciardo, 25, formula one driver

In the run-up to the British Grand Prix, Australian F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo shares his thoughts on high-speed rivalries and staying humble.

Sport June 28, 2014

Knowing the score: Chelsea Roffey, 32, AFL umpire

Chelsea Roffey became the second woman to umpire in the AFL. This year she celebrates 10 years as a first grade goal umpire.

Sport June 21, 2014

High point: Patty Mills, 25, basketballer

He shoots; he scores… How star Aussie export Patty Mills set the NBA alight.

Sport June 07, 2014

Brothers in arms: Tommy Berry, 23, jockey

Each time jockey Tommy Berry climbs aboard his mount, he's hoping to make his late identical twin brother proud.

Sport May 31, 2014

Golden girl: Alicia Coutts, 26, swimmer

Only three Australians have taken home five medals from a single Olympic Games. We meet one of them.

Sport May 24, 2014

Front and centre: Tameka Butt, 22, soccer player

As the Australian women's soccer team gets set to face Japan in the 2014 Asian Cup decider, we talk to Matildas midfielder Tameka Butt.

Sport May 17, 2014

Speed demon: Jamie Whincup, 31, V8 Supercars driver

Australian motorsport great Jamie Whincup on how much he hates to lose.

Sport May 03, 2014

Fast on her feet: Miao Miao, 33, table tennis player

Australia’s most successful table tennis player, Miao Miao compares table tennis in China and Australia.