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

GreenEDGE factors in Cadel Evans entry

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.

Cycling

Matt Goss, Chloe Hosking win round two Bay Cycling Classic races

Canberra Cyclist Chloe Hosking

Samantha Lane Top Australian talents Matt Goss and Chloe Hosking triumphed on day two of the Bay Classic.

Cycling

Tracey Gaudry endorses new leadership for Cycling Australia

Tracey Gaudry

Samantha Lane Australia's pre-eminent cycling chief says the sport can regain credibility through reflection.

Cycling

Bronzini off to flyer in Bay Classic

Giorgia Bronzini.

Samantha Lane Dual road race world champion Giorgia Bronzini wins the first criterium of the Bay Cycling Classic.

Drugs in Sport

No deadlines for AFL, NRL probes: Fahey

WADA chief John Fahey.

Samantha Lane WADA boss encourages authorities to take as long as required to investigate AFL and NRL.

Olympics

Chiller first woman to be Games team boss

Kitty Chiller

Samantha Lane Nomination comes after significant diversification in the AOC hierarchy.

Drugs in sport

Drug probe has no time limit: Fahey

John Fahey.

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...

Cycling

O'Grady 'said he would sign stat dec'

Samantha Lane Cyclist advised AOC in writing that he was prepared to sign saying he had never doped.

Cycling

O'Grady's secret fails his team and all it claims to stand for

Stuart O'Grady

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.

Cycling

Stuart O'Grady's admission leads to expulsion from athlete's commission

Samantha-Lane-sport-dinks

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.

Tour sceptics 'predictable'

Tracey Gaudry

Samantha Lane Tracey Gaudry says riders must accept cynicism that outstanding performances will elicit.

AFL, NRL bosses slammed for not fronting committee

Illustration: Edd Aragon.

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.

Player reflects on past wrongdoing and hopes to help change culture

Justin Sherman

Samantha Lane Justin Sherman, to borrow the language of Adam Goodes, is someone who gave racism a face and a name.

Cycling

White recommended to return as team boss

Matt White.

Samantha Lane Review of Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team recommends reinstating Matt White.

Sport

ASADA to be given interview powers

Syringe.

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...

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