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

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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Drugs in Sport

ASADA may get more bite

Steve Dank

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...

Cycling

White keen for return

Matt White

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...

Cycling

White seeks redemption after six months in sin bin

FILE - OCTOBER 13: Former USPS cyclist and Lance Armstrong team mate, and now Director of Orica-GreenEDGE Cycling Team, Australian Matthew White has been named as part of the USADA inquiry into the actions of the USPS team last decade. White has been named in an affidavit by American Floyd Landis. BOULDER, CO - NOVEMBER 14:  (L-R) Matt White of Australia and Julian Dean of New Zealand mingle with the crowd as the Boulder Theater played host to the presentation of the 2008 Slipstream/Chipotle Professional Cycling Team on November 14, 2007 in Boulder, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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...

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