Ian Cooke

Athlete Biography

1952 -

Ian Cooke was a member of the men’s hockey team which won a silver medal in 1976. A South Australian, Cooke timed his rise to the national team for the Olympics perfectly – the silver medal was the only men’s hockey medal won by Australia between 1968 and 1992, despite the team being among the world’s best for much of that era. In Montreal, Australia was the favourites entering the final against New Zealand, but a converted penalty by the Kiwis in the second half secured a 1-0 victory.