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Michael Cowley

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Hawks vs Swans was a grand final preview to savour

Hawks vs Swans was a grand final preview to savour

4 days ago

This week I could have written about Richmond’s continued ability to find some form, which would have coach Damien Hardwick a little less stressed about his future. About how Adelaide have suddenly become a serious finals contender, and questioning whether Collingwood will miss the finals for the first time since 2005. Or how one man […]

Commonwealth Games Preview: Cate Campbell

Commonwealth Games Preview: Cate Campbell

25 Jul 2014

In some ways Cate Campbell was no different to so many Australian kids, introduced to the water and taught to swim by their parents at a very young age. But Cate’s tale is a little different – and far more interesting – because of the location where her mother Jenny conducted the ‘lessons’. It wasn’t […]

Commonwealth Games Preview: James Magnussen

Commonwealth Games Preview: James Magnussen

25 Jul 2014

He may argue, but for swimmer James Magnussen, the Glasgow Commonwealth Games are not merely another step towards the ultimate goal in Brazil in 2016, but the next destination on the path to redemption. This time two years ago, to most Australians, Magnussen was the man. He was the tall, athletic, super fast swimmer who […]

Commonwealth Games Preview: Hannah Miley

25 Jul 2014

Cathy Freeman might be able to explain to Hannah Miley how it feels. Ian Thorpe definitely could. It’s that feeling of not only carries your own hopes and dreams into a major competition, but the weight of expectation of an entire nation. For Freeman and Thorpe, it came on sports’ largest stage at the Sydney […]

Commonwealth Games Preview: Chad le Clos

25 Jul 2014

It was a little difficult to decide who walked away from the 2012 London Olympics as the bigger star – Chad or his dad. In reality his stunning achievement made Chad le Clos one of the greatest stories to emerge from London, but his father Bert also headed home to South Africa with a slice […]

Commonwealth Games Preview: 100m Freestyle (Men)

Commonwealth Games Preview: 100m Freestyle (Men)

24 Jul 2014

I don’t think I’m showing my age too much when I reflect on a time when Australians adored every bit of the Commonwealth Games. It really wasn’t that long ago, and we cherished watching our swimmers compete at those Games almost as much as the Olympics. I have a theory: We loved the Olympics because […]

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