Samantha Lane is a sports writer with The Age's sports section. She joined The Sunday Age's sports team in 2005, where she specialised in the coverage of Australian Rules football, before joining the daily Age in 2007. She has a wealth of multi-media broadcasting experience since starting her journalism career in 2002 at www.afl.com.au. She is also a panellist on Network Ten's Before the Game. Samantha covered the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and will be reporting extensively on the 2012 London Olympics.
Samantha Lane A direct link between the 'short cut' culture of supplement use and subsequent engagement in prohibited doping methods is a major concern of national coaches highlighted in the federal...
Samantha Lane The woman leading Swimming Australia through its culture crisis, Dr Pippa Grange, has started working at Richmond with a charter to instil premiership-winning characteristics in the success-starved...
Samantha Lane New Australian Sports Commission boss wants to foster initiative that helped transform British sport.
Samantha Lane ON THE verge of announcing a master plan to rectify Australia's plummeting performance in international sport, the Australian Sports Commission wants to target rejected young footballers and redirect...
Samantha Lane Australian Sports Commission wants to direct young football rejects towards Olympic pursuits.
Samantha Lane Crow who could have been victim in contractual dealings told he will be back on primary list.
Samantha Lane AFL Players Association says Judd issue potential restraint of trade with implications for all players.
Samantha Lane Kurt Tippett's lawyer concerned that Adelaide and the AFL have employed same law firm.
Samantha Lane Adam Goodes' logic-defying pain threshold acclaimed by Sydney doctor who, after treating many a wounded Swan over 15 years, remains gobsmacked by the co-captain's grand final heroics.
Samantha Lane In the high emotion of a premiership aftermath, the truth so often pours out. Particularly when it has been concealed, or even denied, in the days before.
Samantha Lane Mitch Morton finally achieves his life-long ambition of playing in a premiership team.
Samantha Lane Publicly, Sydney's All-Australian defender Ted Richards brushed off his ankle injury in the days before the grand final.
Samantha Lane Strength scientist in the running to be named football's woman of the year today.
Samantha Lane Needles, blood, athletes - the combination has repeatedly proved ruinous in elite sport, but in AFL legal injecting is a burgeoning business.
Samantha Lane Thomas Robert Portelli has worked at the MCG, looking after the high-profile people in the MCC Committee Room, for 49 years.
Samantha Lane If Collingwood has resolved to give Travis Cloke the unconditional five-year deal he is seeking, it is yet to inform the star forward's manager.
Samantha Lane The AFL indicates an openness to drug testing its coaches – provided they are willing – in light of revelations that Gavin Crosisca was a high functioning addict while mentoring young footballers.
Samantha Lane AFL umpires boss Jeff Gieschen has satisfied himself and the league - if not others - that seemingly inconclusive footage of a contentious scoring decision was, in fact, conclusive.
Samantha Lane Amy Burgoyne - Wife of Shaun and mother of Ky, 6, Percy, 3, and Leni, 6 weeks.
Samantha Lane It has taken years for this Bomber turned Sydney Swan to achieve overnight success.