Samantha Lane

Samantha Lane

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.

Cycling

Stuart O'Grady a low-key guest at Herald Sun Tour

Stuart O'Grady.

Samantha Lane Self-confessed drug cheat Stuart O'Grady has made a low-key return to cycling.

Cycling

World cycling boss Brian Cookson warns all sports over drugs denial

Drug cheat in sport.

Samantha Lane Cycling's world president says any sport believing it doesn't have similar problems, is in denial.

Cycling

International cycling boss Brian Cookson is intent on cleaning up the sport

International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson

Samantha Lane In initiating a deposition in world cycling, Brian Cookson knew better than most the unholy mess he would inherit if the revolution succeeded. So it was and so it is.

Cycling

New leader Simon Clarke makes break for victory in Herald Sun Tour

Simon Clarke

Samantha Lane In victory, Simon Clarke said what everyone supposed: this was a result inspired by a sense of healthy disgruntlement.

Cycling

Exultant Nathan Haas riding high in Herald Sun Tour

Nathan Haas

Samantha Lane Nathan Haas notched his victory early in his third year with the Garmin Sharp team.

AFL

ASADA probe into Australian sport delivers angst not answers

Sam Lane dinkus

Samantha Lane Bid to expose doping and corruption brings mixed response from industry chiefs.

Drugs in sport

Industry chiefs divided over 'poorly handled' ASADA probe

Aurora Andruska, ASADA CEO, during a joint press conference on organised crime and drugs in sport, at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday 7 February 2013.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Samantha Lane An explosive, yet ultimately unfulfilled, bid to expose doping and corruption in Australian sport has brought mixed responses from industry chiefs 12 months after the probe became a highly publicised...

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Cycling

Bauer flies as Garmin issues warning

Kiwi national champion Jack Bauer of the Garmin Sharp team sets the pace.

Samantha Lane Top-level pro outfit takes honours in Herald-Sun Tour with four finishers ahead of their better known counterparts.

Swimming

Ian Thorpe's hospitalisation prompts calls for athlete support

John Coates

Samantha Lane AOC president says the AOC 'is simply not resourced enough' for athlete transition programs.

Cycling

Cycling community rallies against disgraced Italian Danilo Di Luca's drug cheat claims

Danilo Di Luca

Samantha Lane The claim from an Italian drug cheat that doping remains rife in one of cycling's most famous races has provoked furious attacks.

Cycling

Danilo Di Luca says doping rife in Giro d'Italia

Danilo Di Luca.

Samantha Lane Banned cyclist claims it's impossible to finish in top 10 of Giro without doping.

Cycling

Matt Favier hits back after Michael Drapac's attack on 'ruthless' roadmap for Australian sport

Matt Favier.

Samantha Lane AIS boss chides cycling team owner, Michael Drapac, who condemned Favier's model.

Cycling

Cycling great Stuart O'Grady to speak at a charity event after his admission for doping

Rewrite: Stuart O'Grady's book.

Samantha Lane First public appearance by cycling great after his drug use confession last July.

Cycling

Drapac cycling boss says appointment of Gerry Ryan as Cycling Australia president is 'flawed'

Cycling team owner Michael Drapac.

Samantha Lane Michael Drapac says the recent key development at CA a "flawed appointment".

Cycling

GreenEDGE factors in Cadel Evans entry

First timer: Cadel Evans has never done the Mount Buninyong run.

Samantha Lane Form and team will determine if Tour winner does take part in road race.

Cycling

Luke Durbridge in doubt for national titles because of illness

Luke Durbridge.

Samantha Lane Triumphant on Saturday, Durbridge a late withdrawal from final criterium 24 hours later.

Cycling

Victoria's Brenton Jones has won the Bay Cycling Classic

Pumped: Brenton Jones crosses the finish line to win the Bay Cycling Classic

Samantha Lane Three years after mid-race crash left him in an induced coma, Victorian triumphs.

Cycling

Veteran coach Dave Sanders devastated by O'Grady's drug admission

Stuart O'Grady.

Samantha Lane Doping confession coache's greatest disappointment in a lifetime working in cycling.

Cycling

Luke Durbridge wins the day but Zak Dempster leads Bay Cycling Classic

Samantha Lane Luke Durbridge won the day at Portarlington with a commanding ride in wild wind.

Cycling

Olympic cyclist Stuart O'Grady reveals why he confessed to doping

Stuart O'Grady

Samantha Lane Stuart O'Grady has detailed how he could have continued denying he doped.