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.

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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.

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Sports Minister beefs up anti-doping panel

Federal Minister for Sport and Health, Peter Dutton.

Samantha Lane The anti-doping panel that will sit in judgment of Stephen Dank has been bolstered to a body of six, with the appointment of two law-enforcement experts.

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...

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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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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...

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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...

Stephen Dank says Essendon body count will grow in supplements saga

Samantha Lane Stephen Dank, the central figure in the most scandalous drugs case to hit Australian sport, has predicted Essendon players will avoid sanctions but says the ''body count'' in the ongoing saga will...

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'Body count' will grow, says Dank

More fallout to come: Stephen Dank at Friday's function at Crown.

Samantha Lane Biochemist Stephen Dank predicts Essendon players will avoid sanctions but says the "body count" in the supplements scandal will grow.

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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...

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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.

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AFL to use ASADA alternative in expansion of drug testing program

Drugs in the AFL.

Samantha Lane The AFL looks to enlist an alternative agency to conduct additional tests on players.

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Richard Ings calls for ASADA update

Richard Ings

Samantha Lane Former ASADA chief stands by assessment that has been judged elsewhere as inflated.

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ASADA probe into Australian sport delivers angst not answers

Heavy duty: Leading sporting and political identities gathered for the release of ACC findings in February, 2013.

Samantha Lane Bid to expose doping and corruption brings mixed response from industry chiefs.

AFL

Dons' finals deadline

Bombers captain Jobe Watson leads his team.

Samantha Lane The AFL's determination to protect the 'integrity' of this year's finals series is behind its wish to have the Essendon doping scandal settled in August.

Stick with code, says WADA

John Fahey.

Samantha Lane WADA president John Fahey underlines that global code ''only document that matters'' in doping cases.

Drugs in Sport

Athletes need new drug advisory body: Greens

Greens Senator Richard Di Natale.

Samantha Lane Richard Di Natale says Australian athletes need a new, improved advisory body.

AFL

Zaharakis' refusal may sting players

David Zaharakis

Samantha Lane Refusal to participate in Essendon's injecting program may reflect poorly on his teammates.

AFL

Jess slams AFL over drug probe

One fan shows his support for James Hird.

Samantha Lane Veteran AFL player agent says drugs probe into Essendon is "fatally flawed".

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AFL boss wants charge details made public

Andrew Demetriou

Samantha Lane AFL chief executive maintains he should contribute to any AFL Commission hearing into the matter.