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.

AFL

Buddy: leaving Hawks "the hardest time of my life"

Lance Franklin in one of last year's semi finals

Samantha Lane Lance Franklin has described his departure from Hawthorn as the hardest period of his life.

Doping

Coaches can be punished under WADA code

Essendon

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.

Pedal pusher

Sam-Lane-Inside-Play

Samantha Lane Sunday twilight games aside, corporate business at the footy is thriving.