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.
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.
Samantha Lane Athletes not only recurring theme in recently released probes of dysfunctional swimming team.
Samantha Lane Stinging critique of Australia's record on drug cheats rejected by federal Sports Minister.
Samantha Lane Questions have been raised over the effectiveness of the anti-doping body.
Samantha Lane A STINGING assessment of Australia's recent record of exposing drug cheats in sport, from one of the nation's leading anti-doping experts, has been rebuked by the federal Sports Minister.
Sport in Crisis
Samantha Lane Anti-doping body serious about pursuing any athlete or club that has used performance-enhancing drugs.
Samantha Lane Athletes found guilty of abusing prescription drugs and bullying will face significant fines.
Samantha Lane TWO disturbing reports into a dysfunctional Olympic swimming team devoid of leadership in London last year will see athletes found guilty of abusing prescription drugs and bullying exposed and hit...