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 ENACTING landmark change to its bylaws that could imprison athletes who lie about doping for up to five years, Australia's Olympic Committee is urging domestic sporting codes to follow suit.
Samantha Lane Enacting a landmark rule change that could imprison athletes who lie about doping for up to five years, Australia's Olympic Committee is urging domestic sporting codes to follow suit.
Samantha Lane BRACED for the downfall of any sporting hero, and the nation's most popular codes having their images crushed, the Federal Sports Minister, Kate Lundy, has implored performance-enhancing drug users...
Samantha Lane AN EXTRAORDINARY appointment arriving in the most extraordinary of times, Tracey Gaudry says she's a brave woman, and she'll need to be.
Samantha Lane An extraordinary appointment arriving in the most extraordinary of times, Tracey Gaudry says she's a brave woman and she'll need to be.
Samantha Lane EXCLUSIVE Cycling Australia risks having its federal government funding cut if it fails to meet 17 recommendations of anti-doping review.
Samantha Lane PROOF has emerged that cycling's world governing body deliberately reduced drug testing in 2010 due to budget constraints - a claim the International Cycling Union has previously been at pains to...
Samantha Lane AN EXCHANGE of insults has deepened the rift between cycling's world governing body and the World Anti-Doping Authority, plunging a crisis-hit sport into a deeper hole.
Samantha Lane Proof has emerged that cycling's world governing body deliberately reduced drug testing in 2010.
Samantha Lane THE Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority says it is conducting fewer tests on cyclists because screening is more sophisticated and the government agency is no longer responsible for drug controls...
Samantha Lane Anti-Doping authority says it conducts fewer tests as screening is now more sophisticated.
Samantha Lane Women could compete at Australia's second-biggest stage race, the Jayco Herald Sun Tour.
Samantha Lane Australian anti-doping expert Mike Ashenden is sceptical of the UCI under Pat McQuaid.
Samantha Lane Lance Armstrong has until February 6 to do something he has always resisted - co-operate fully with the US Anti-Doping Agency - and is being lured by the promise his lifetime ban from sport will be...
Samantha Lane Bradley Wiggins does not believe Lance Armstrong rode clean in the 2009 Tour de France.
Samantha Lane Cycling Australia boss Klaus Mueller says reputations are being unfairly damaged.
Samantha Lane BRITISH champion Bradley Wiggins does not believe Lance Armstrong rode clean in the 2009 Tour de France - despite the American's insistence he did not dope after 2005.
Samantha Lane Twenty-eight Australian cyclists are working their way through the Tour Down Under this week.
Samantha Lane British cycling champion Bradley Wiggins does not believe Lance Armstrong rode clean in the 2009 Tour de France – a counter claim to the American’s insistence he never doped after 2005.
Samantha Lane Cycling's world governing boss Pat McQuaid has stepped down from an International Olympic Committee role citing time constraints.