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 Facing a 16-month ban from all sport for refusing to produce a urine sample, Australia's junior 100 metres hurdle champion Daniela Roman has lashed out at "clueless and unprofessional" testers.
Samantha Lane Hundreds of Australia’s top sporting bosses, set to gather in Melbourne for an unprecedented integrity symposium, will be encouraged to candidly address an issue billed as one of their most...
Drugs in Sport
Samantha Lane The tough talking new boss of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has promised to take up the unresolved cases haunting the AFL and NRL with a sense of “urgency”, but has stressed that...
Samantha Lane A new - and permanent - boss of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has been selected to manage the critical closing stages of cases that have tarnished the AFL and NRL for more than a year.
Samantha Lane The hierarchy of financially-crippled Cycling Australia has signed off on profound change with a rare slashing of the board among a raft of reforms at the organisation that was in the firing line of...
Samantha Lane The federal government-appointed Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel has reconvened, with the task of judging Stephen Dank high on its agenda.
Samantha Lane The second AFL game on foreign soil for premiership points is expected to draw a significantly smaller crowd than last year's historic clash.
Samantha Lane Adrian Anderson's imminent departure from Cycling Australia opens the door for ex-Olympic team boss Nick Green to take over as CEO of an organisation in such dire financial shape it could receive a...
Samantha Lane Stephen Dank is hitting the speaking circuit again, this time in Ballarat.
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.
Drugs in Sport
Samantha Lane Under fire over the most significant drugs investigation in Australian sport’s history, the government has named veteran administrator Dr Peter Fricker as a new member of the expert panel...
Samantha Lane Richmond Football Club is leading a pioneering affirmative action project, with Australian Sports Commission and AFL backing, to investigate the real and perceived blocks to women reaching the...
Samantha Lane Only one of the Australian Sports Commission’s most richly funded sports has met a soon-to-be-mandatory 40 per cent female board member ratio.
Samantha Lane Cyclist urged to come clean once independent commission set up to draw line over drug-infested era.
Drugs in Sport
Samantha Lane and Adrian Proszenko Australia's top anti-doping official will leave her position in May.
Samantha Lane and Michael Gleeson Random acts of kindness. Sometimes they're small, sometimes they're more substantial. And sometimes, as Australia's fastest woman Melissa Breen can now certify, they arrive in the form of a $12,000...
Samantha Lane The last stage of cycling's Herald Sun Tour has been called off because of safety concerns about possible bushfires.
Samantha Lane Stuart O'Grady has made a low-key return to cycling, joining the new president of Cycling Australia and owner of his former pro team, Gerry Ryan, among the guests at Saturday's stage of the Jayco...
Samantha Lane Not so long ago, Simon Clarke was far more familiar with being the supporter rather than the supported.
Samantha Lane Self-confessed drug cheat Stuart O'Grady has made a low-key return to cycling.