Samantha Lane

Samantha Lane

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.

Drugs probe

Players lash out at AFL, medico over Essendon drugs saga

Ian Prendergast.

Samantha Lane A speech by the AFL's chief medical officer is just the latest grievance held by the AFL Players Association over the league's handling of the Essendon drugs investigation.

AFL

Drugs body should share evidence with players: Richard Ings

Samantha Lane The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority should not hesitate to share with Essendon players the evidence it has gathered to mount the case they used prohibited drug Thymosin beta 4, argues former...

AFL

Drugs expert doubts AFL passport claims

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Samantha Lane Expert says it will take more time and money before the AFL could build a system comparable to cycling's.

AFL

Supplements scandal: Change to Medicare policy could cost millions

John Stensholt and Samantha Lane The fallout from the Essendon drugs scandal could end up costing professional sports clubs and athletes millions of dollars through a recent change in government policy regarding Medicare claims and...

AFL

Aurora Andruska quietly departs ASADA role

Aurora Andruska.

Samantha Lane Aurora Andruska’s work for the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority is over, with the CEO-turned-consultant making a unannounced departure from the organisation on Monday.

AFL

Essendon board could be facing scrutiny

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Samantha Lane Essendon's board, virtually unchanged through a doping probe that has seen an overhaul of the club's football department, could yet be scrutinised for a program the AFL's medical boss believes...

AFL

ASADA ups ante on Essendon

Essendon chairman Paul Little (centre) arrives at the Federal Court with the club's legal team.

Samantha Lane The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has moved to bolster its case against Essendon players – and Stephen Dank – by seizing an interview where the biochemist discussed the use of...

Sports bosses to address integrity issues

Samantha Lane Hundreds of Australia’s top sporting bosses, set to gather in Melbourne for an unprecedented integrity symposium, will be encouraged to candidly address an issue billed as one of their most...

Sports Minister Peter Dutton promises no let-up from ASADA despite budget funds cut

Peter Dutton.

Samantha Lane A million-dollar budget cut and imminent reduction in staff at the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority will have no impact on the ongoing AFL and NRL drug investigations, according to Minister...

AFL

ASADA invokes Lance Armstrong dope formula

Essendon.

Samantha Lane The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has built a ''non-presence'' drug case against 34 Essendon footballers, adopting a strategy similar to the one used to ban Lance Armstrong without a...

AFL

ASADA show-cause notices for Dons

Essendon.

Samantha Lane, Jake Niall A total of 34 notices will be issued to players, querying the use of the peptide thymosin.

AFL

Essendon challenges ASADA, AFL

Essendon drug crisis dink.

Samantha Lane and Jane Lee Essendon and its outcast senior coach, James Hird, are combining forces in a stunning Federal Court appeal of the drugs investigation conducted jointly by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority...

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AFL

Little regrets over Dons scandal

Paul Little

Samantha Lane Essendon chairman Paul Little has described his club's decision-making in the days before the launch of last year's unprecedented doping investigation as misguided.

AFL

Bill Kelty warns James and Tania Hird

Bill Kelty:

Samantha Lane AFL Commissioner Bill Kelty says James and Tania Hird need to decide whether they 'want to continue the saga' of the Essendon drugs investigation that marred last season and has over boiled again...

AFL

Stephen Dank says Essendon players will avoid sanctions

Stephen Dank considers question.

Samantha Lane Stephen Dank, the central figure in the most damaging drugs scandal to hit Australian sport, has predicted the "body count" will grow.

AFL

James Hird given clear 'protocols' on airing grievances

A large media pack looks on during Essendon chairman Paul Little's media conference on Wednesday.

Samantha Lane James and Tania Hird's anger over the fallout of the Essendon drugs scandal was perhaps destined to explode.

AFL

Doping authority's ruling on Dank looms

Stephen Dank did not respond to the show-cause letter within the 10-day window allowed, and does not intend to co-operate with ASADA.

Samantha Lane Thursday, April 10, looms as D-Day for the central figure in the most scandalous drugs probe in Australian sport, with the national anti-doping authority’s ultimate decision-making body...

AFL

ASADA ruling on Dank looms

Stephen Dank.

Samantha Lane Thursday, April 10, looms as D-Day for the central figure in the most scandalous drugs probe in Australian sport, with the national anti-doping authority's ultimate decision-making body set to make a...

Dank's judgment day stalled

Samantha Lane Stephen Dank’s judgment day with anti-doping authorities has been stalled, after a seven-member expert panel that had been preparing to make the critical next call on the central figure in...

AFL

New Stephen Dank roadblock for ASADA

Sports Scientist Stephen Dank.

Samantha Lane Stephen Dank’s judgment day with anti-doping authorities has been stalled, after a seven-member expert panel that had been preparing to make the critical next call on the central figure in Australian...

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