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 Luke Durbridge won the day at Portarlington with a commanding ride in wild wind.
Samantha Lane Stuart O'Grady has detailed how he could have continued denying he doped.
Samantha Lane Top Australian talents Matt Goss and Chloe Hosking triumphed on day two of the Bay Classic.
Samantha Lane Dual road race world champion Giorgia Bronzini wins the first criterium of the Bay Cycling Classic.
Samantha Lane Australia's pre-eminent cycling chief says the sport can regain credibility through reflection.
Drugs in Sport
Samantha Lane WADA boss encourages authorities to take as long as required to investigate AFL and NRL.
Samantha Lane Nomination comes after significant diversification in the AOC hierarchy.
Drugs in sport
Samantha Lane Scoffing at calls to hasten the drug inquiries inflicting unprecedented damage on Australia's top football codes, WADA president says national sports drug authority should 'take whatever time that it...
Samantha Lane Cyclist advised AOC in writing that he was prepared to sign saying he had never doped.
Samantha Lane O'Grady had an opportunity to truly live by the traits that distinguished him on the bike: when the going got tough, O'Grady got going.
Samantha Lane Stuart O’Grady’s admission to doping will trigger his removal from the Australian Olympic Committee’s athletes’ commission and has been condemned by an unsympathetic AOC.
Samantha Lane Tracey Gaudry says riders must accept cynicism that outstanding performances will elicit.
David Barbeler and Samantha Lane The chief executives of the AFL and NRL have been slammed for not fronting a senate committee hearing focussed on implementing an accreditation process for sports scientists in Australia.
Samantha Lane Justin Sherman, to borrow the language of Adam Goodes, is someone who gave racism a face and a name.
Samantha Lane Review of Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team recommends reinstating Matt White.
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Samantha Lane The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority could have the power to compel the likes of Stephen Dank to attend interviews by next week, with the federal sports minister increasingly confident that...
Samantha Lane The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority could have the power to compel parties such as Stephen Dank to interviews by next week, with the federal Sports Minister increasingly confident that...
Samantha Lane After telling authorities everything he knows about doping, and serving a backdated six-month ban for his sins, former cyclist Matt White hopes to be re-installed as a director of Australia's...
Samantha Lane After telling authorities everything he knows about doping, and serving a backdated six-month ban for his sins, cyclist Matt White hopes to be reinstated as a director of Australia's professional...
Samantha Lane No longer merely on notice for governance failings and mediocre performances, Swimming Australia and Athletics Australia have had their federal government funding slashed.