Winning vs. Losing: two sides of the coin

Winning: we all want it. We all train for it, whether it’s a win in sport, business or our personal goals. But losing is the other side of the coin, and defeat can be brutal. 

We only have to look at this week’s coverage to see it: we watched Ash Barty collapsing to her knees...

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Celebrating OLYmpic Day

There’s so much more to the Olympic Movement than just cheering for our country’s best athletes in the world’s biggest sporting competition. The Olympic Values are a way of life that acknowledges the power of sport to bring us together.

Held each year on 23 June, Olympic Day is...

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Unearthing next-gen talent

The possibility of a 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games has got Aussies buzzing. It keeps coming up in conversation (maybe because I’m a tad excited!); with business contacts, friends, and even parents at my daughter’s school. One of the questions that keeps cropping up is, “How can I...

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Financial hurdles for Aussie athletes

One of the most common questions I’ve been asked throughout my career is,“can you make a living from being an elite athlete?”

Unfortunately, the answer for most is, “no”! 

 

People often look at our NRL stars or top tennis champs, and the impression is that...

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Masters make waves in Cairns

My family and I are heading north this week for the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games (GBRMG) in Cairns! It’s a fantastic event, and I’m honoured to be the official ambassador for this year’s Games. 

Last week on my blog, I talked a bit about the importance of kids getting...

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A taste of gold on the road to Tokyo

Aussie athletes and supporters are beginning to warm up, with less than 75 days to go until the Games in Tokyo! The final countdown is now on. 

These Games will be unique for a number of reasons, but they will be especially important as a highlight in the lives of the athletes and young...

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2033 Legacy

As I proudly reflect back on my career, spanning 5 Olympic Games, I hone in on the one that was in my home country! Not just because it was declared “the best Games ever”, or because we WON a Gold Medal, but mostly because all of that happened in front of (and for) my family, friends...

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Hitting the accelerator on sports innovation

Recently, I shared the OLYmpic announcement declaring Brisbane as the preferred host city for the Games in 2032. The announcement, made on 25 February, is a big deal for so many reasons, but especially for the innovation of sport and technology in Queensland.  

I am very proud to have...

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Leave the jersey in a better place

Something magical happens when you’re playing for a higher power… like when a player puts on a jersey that’s steeped in the history of the sport – you feel the legacies of the great players who have gone before. 
 
You’re instantly lifted. You want to...
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On My Day with Nat Cook podcast launches next week!

COVID-19 sent the world into a spin, forcing many of us to re-calibrate our short- and long-term goals and the way we go about our daily lives – whether that be in business, our personal goals, family life, fitness or travel.

When I first heard the news that the Games in Tokyo would...

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