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 When Lance Armstrong won his record seventh Tour de France in 2005 he stood on the victory dais on Paris's Champs-Elysees and said: ''The people who don't believe in cycling, the cynics, the...
Samantha Lane Doping amnesty exclusively for cyclists would contravene the world drug code.
Samantha Lane Federal Sport Minister Kate Lundy championing an exhaustive review of Cycling Australia.
Samantha Lane Anti-doping boss seeks proof her organisation approved of confessed doper keeping his job.
Samantha Lane International Olympic Committee waits to see what cycling's world governing body does.
Samantha Lane IN THE only sworn testimony Lance Armstrong has ever made denying that he doped, in 2005, but broadcast on television for the first time last night, the seven-time Tour de France winner was adamant...
Samantha Lane In the only sworn testimony Lance Armstrong has ever made denying that he doped, the seven-time Tour de France winner was adamant he never cheated and referenced how it would jeopardise the 'faith of...
Samantha Lane The Orica-GreenEDGE team has a crisis of the highest order on its hands. Not to mention Cycling Australia.
Samantha Lane Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, formally alerted two years ago to allegations that Matt White was party to systematic doping, said it was unable to pursue a 'thorough investigation' due to a...
Samantha Lane IF ALEXIS Rhodes had retired from cycling seven years ago no one would have blamed her. At 20 she was among the group of talented female riders whose lives changed forever when a teammate in the...
Samantha Lane Belarusian shot putter Nadezhda Ostapchuk has lost her gold medal but been spared the standard two-year suspension after her coach admitted to spiking her food with steroids.
Samantha Lane EXCLUSIVE MCG Trust chairman to head Australian Sports Commission.
Samantha Lane Victoria Pendleton confesses to dark history of self-harm that caused her to cut herself.
Samantha Lane When Damien Hooper abruptly departed a pre-Olympics training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport last month, Boxing Australia's official explanation was that he was removed ''due to general...
Samantha Lane Terming criticism of Leisel Jones's physical condition as ''disgraceful'', Australian team chef de mission Nick Green mounted an impassioned defence of the eight-time Olympic medallist who he says...
Samantha Lane If Matthew Mitcham successfully defends his Olympic title in London, he will credit the work he has done on the couch as much as on the springboard.
Samantha Lane The admission from Basketball Australia to ''glaring'' gender discrimination in its longstanding travel policy for national teams is yet to draw criticism from Olympic team boss Nick Green who says...
Samantha Lane Tour Down Under organisers radically revamp route of Australia's biggest road event.
Samantha Lane Moet on arrival, John Coates raising a toast to 'the Queen of Australia' and 130 tables that sold for $25,000 a pop - a sporting chook raffle this certainly was not.
Samantha Lane Kim Crow set to be first Australian woman to compete in single and double sculls.