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 Expert says it will take more time and money before the AFL could build a system comparable to cycling's.
Samantha Lane Hugh Seward admits it has historically been 'assumed' - but not always reliably verified - that footballers who have travelled overseas to treat injuries had not breached anti-doping rules.
Samantha Lane The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority could have the power to compel the likes of Stephen Dank to attend interviews by next week, with the federal sports minister increasingly confident that...
Samantha Lane Australian basketball great describes ASADA as inept, hapless, comical and money wasting.
Samantha Lane The players' union boss is urging AFL players, historically reluctant to become whistleblowers, to adopt that responsibility so that suspect practices - including performance-enhancing drug-related...
Samantha Lane AFL boss Andrew Demetriou has revealed he has received serious threats during the drugs crisis engulfing the game.
Samantha Lane AFL acts on serious threats sent to chief over his handling of the drugs crisis.
Samantha Lane Players Association boss believes it is wrong for coaches to take performance-enhancing substances.
Samantha Lane AFL club officials recorded discussing use of human growth hormone in the game.
Samantha Lane The World Anti-Doping Agency president says he would be 'extremely surprised' if the international body had issued a letter approving use of the anti-obesity drug AOD-9604 at the centre of the...
Samantha Lane EXCLUSIVE Defamation case expected to be lodged by Stephen Dank's legal team within a month.
Samantha Lane The mastermind of Essendon's supplements program was not interviewed or asked to contribute to the Ziggy Switkowski report commissioned to independently assess the internal processes and possible...
Samantha Lane AFL chief's view that James Hird must consider standing aside while supplements scandal investigated brushed off by beleaguered coach.
Samantha Lane Essendon assistant coaches stopped playing suburban football last year.
Adam Cooper and Samantha Lane AFL players' union says proposal ''unnecessary and inappropriate''.
Samantha Lane Essendon coaches who allegedly took supplements supplied by former club consultant Stephen Dank to 'enhance their performance' can be punished under the World Anti-Doping Code.
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 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 Cameron Butler has seen Melbourne Football Club players, coaches and staff through the best and worst of times.
Samantha Lane Being softer in manner than his youngest brother doesn't mean Phiv Demetriou holds back when discussing the family member who became AFL boss.