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 With its reputation in sports anti-doping never under more scrutiny, Australia is yet to decide whether it will the World Anti-Doping Agency's call to contribute to a new global research fund to...
Samantha Lane The AFL Players Association’s new CEO has urged every footballer who participated in Essendon’s 2011/12 supplements regimen to sign up to a medical monitoring program for at least the...
Samantha Lane New AFL Players Association boss Paul Marsh has hit back at criticism of the organisation he took over last week and termed a mooted merge with the AFL Coaches Association “impossible”.
Samantha Lane Every footballer that took part in the condemned supplements program run at Essendon in 2011/12 is to be briefed in coming days on the medical monitoring arrangements the club has officially...
Commissioner baulks at question on AFL's internal review of its handling of the Essendon supplements saga
Samantha Lane With a ruling on the lawfulness of the Essendon doping probe pending, an AFL commissioner - and the AFL - have declined to confirm whether the league fulfilled its pledge to formally review the...
Samantha Lane David Grace, Athletics Australia’s president and the QC who represented Essendon players in Federal Court this week, says athletes must take full responsibility for everything they ingest.
Samantha Lane The father of Australia’s banned 100 metres junior hurdles champion, Daniela Roman, has been suspended from coaching for two years for the serious anti-doping offence of tampering.
Samantha Lane Cadel Evans says cycling has turned the corner since the depth of its drug-riddled and corrupt past was exposed through the stunning downfall of Lance Armstrong, which triggered an overhaul of the...
Samantha Lane Cadel Evans has declared his intention to ride on in 2015 and has decided he wants to stay at BMC, where his current deal is shortly set to expire.
Samantha Lane Richie Porte may be ideally placed at second overall in the Tour de France, but Cadel Evans, the first and only Australian winner of the event, fears the 29-year-old Tasmanian is vulnerable –...
Samantha Lane Cadel Evans has taken the extraordinary step of making a rare, mid-year trip to Australia to announce Victoria has landed the a major new international cycling race.
Samantha Lane A proposal for how the health of Essendon players should be monitored – for at least the next five years – remains unsettled nearly five months after a document co-authored by AFL and AFL...
Samantha Lane Australian football retirees concerned by the potentially dire after-effects of concussion have responded in droves to a landmark study - set to involve fully-funded brain scans - for the code.
Samantha Lane The AFL and NRL have been warned they would effectively be disowned by government if they sought to break away from World Anti-Doping Agency requirements and run their own tailor-made programs.
Drugs in sport
Samantha Lane, Jake Niall, Brad Walter and Adrian Proszenko The 16-month drugs probe into Australian sport has climaxed following the preparation of a slew of show-cause notices for players by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority.
Samantha Lane An audacious mid-season move by Carlton to poach Hawthorn’s list manager Graham Wright misfired despite a five-year offer that would have doubled the recruiting chief’s pay.
Drugs in Sport
Samantha Lane Australian Federal Police conducted a four-month investigation of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority to determine whether the agency had leaked privileged information during the ongoing AFL...
Samantha Lane The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority's new boss says he would support an all-encompassing "lessons learn" review of the body that has been increasingly scrutinised through AFL and NRL...
Drugs in sport
Samantha Lane Former WADA boss and the outgoing AFL CEO lament press conference as a concocted stunt that harmed the unprecedented investigations that ensued.
Samantha Lane Critical of Essendon officials for championing a culture that represents all that is wrong with sport throughout last year's doping investigation, a leading sports business academic has depicted the...