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 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.
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...
Drugs in Sport
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 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.
Samantha Lane Swimming Australia and Athletics Australia have had their federal government funding slashed.
Samantha Lane Swimming's world governing body has blocked Lance Armstrong's planned return to competitive sport by prohibiting the confessed drug cheat from racing at a weekend masters meet.
Samantha Lane The Australian Olympic Committee has added three women to its board, and promoted another to vice-presidency, in an overdue remodelling that hits new minimum gender balance targets set by the...
Samantha Lane Lance Armstrong is preparing to race again, albeit it in the unfamiliar setting of a masters swimming event.
Women in Sport
Samantha Lane Australia's top publicly funded sports face budget cuts if no makeover within 12 months.
Drugs in Sport
Samantha Lane The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority's investigative team has expanded from six to 22, with 10 additional investigators joining a unit that has been overwhelmed by an unprecedented job.
Samantha Lane Five months have elapsed since ASADA inquiry into cycling was announced.
Sport in Crisis
Samantha Lane The AFL's chief medico wants a ban on players injecting substances.
Samantha Lane John Fahey says the nation's leading football code continues to set a bad example by sticking with its three-strikes policy.