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With the Kookaburras securing another hockey gold medal it's time to fully appreciate what they have achieved across two decades, writes Amanda Shalala.
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The role of Sandy Olsson was rewritten to suit Olivia Newton-John, and she was even given equal billing with John Travolta — a testament to the quiet authority of an Australian who had already conquered American music.
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Diamonds coach Stacey Marinkovich was criticised for her tactics in Birmingham, but it was her insistence on depth and using her bench that saved Australia in the gold medal match against Jamaica, writes Brittany Carter.
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With the Kookaburras securing another hockey gold medal it's time to fully appreciate what they have achieved across two decades, writes Amanda Shalala.
Amanda Shalala in Birmingham
The role of Sandy Olsson was rewritten to suit Olivia Newton-John, and she was even given equal billing with John Travolta — a testament to the quiet authority of an Australian who had already conquered American music.
By music and pop culture reporter Paul Donoughue
There's little sign from Beijing that it can woo the hearts and minds of Taiwan's 23 million people, if it is still intent on peacefully seizing control of them, writes Bill Birtles. 
By East Asia correspondent Bill Birtles in Taipei 
Diamonds coach Stacey Marinkovich was criticised for her tactics in Birmingham, but it was her insistence on depth and using her bench that saved Australia in the gold medal match against Jamaica, writes Brittany Carter.
By Brittany Carter in Birmingham

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