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 Cadel Evans says cycling has turned the corner since the depth of its drug-riddled and corrupt past was exposed through the stunning downfall of Lance Armstrong, which triggered an overhaul of the...
Samantha Lane Cadel Evans has declared his intention to ride on in 2015 and has decided he wants to stay at BMC, where his current deal is shortly set to expire.
Samantha Lane Richie Porte may be ideally placed at second overall in the Tour de France, but Cadel Evans, the first and only Australian winner of the event, fears the 29-year-old Tasmanian is vulnerable –...
Samantha Lane Cadel Evans has taken the extraordinary step of making a rare, mid-year trip to Australia to announce Victoria has landed the a major new international cycling race.
Samantha Lane A proposal for how the health of Essendon players should be monitored – for at least the next five years – remains unsettled nearly five months after a document co-authored by AFL and AFL...
Samantha Lane Australian football retirees concerned by the potentially dire after-effects of concussion have responded in droves to a landmark study - set to involve fully-funded brain scans - for the code.
Samantha Lane The AFL and NRL have been warned they would effectively be disowned by government if they sought to break away from World Anti-Doping Agency requirements and run their own tailor-made programs.
Drugs in sport
Samantha Lane, Jake Niall, Brad Walter and Adrian Proszenko The 16-month drugs probe into Australian sport has climaxed following the preparation of a slew of show-cause notices for players by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority.
Samantha Lane An audacious mid-season move by Carlton to poach Hawthorn’s list manager Graham Wright misfired despite a five-year offer that would have doubled the recruiting chief’s pay.
Drugs in Sport
Samantha Lane Australian Federal Police conducted a four-month investigation of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority to determine whether the agency had leaked privileged information during the ongoing AFL...
Samantha Lane The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority's new boss says he would support an all-encompassing "lessons learn" review of the body that has been increasingly scrutinised through AFL and NRL...
Drugs in sport
Samantha Lane Former WADA boss and the outgoing AFL CEO lament press conference as a concocted stunt that harmed the unprecedented investigations that ensued.
Samantha Lane Critical of Essendon officials for championing a culture that represents all that is wrong with sport throughout last year's doping investigation, a leading sports business academic has depicted the...
Samantha Lane Facing a 16-month ban from all sport for refusing to produce a urine sample, Australia's junior 100 metres hurdle champion Daniela Roman has lashed out at "clueless and unprofessional" testers.
Samantha Lane Hundreds of Australia’s top sporting bosses, set to gather in Melbourne for an unprecedented integrity symposium, will be encouraged to candidly address an issue billed as one of their most...
Drugs in Sport
Samantha Lane The tough talking new boss of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has promised to take up the unresolved cases haunting the AFL and NRL with a sense of “urgency”, but has stressed that...
Samantha Lane A new - and permanent - boss of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has been selected to manage the critical closing stages of cases that have tarnished the AFL and NRL for more than a year.
Samantha Lane The hierarchy of financially-crippled Cycling Australia has signed off on profound change with a rare slashing of the board among a raft of reforms at the organisation that was in the firing line of...
Samantha Lane The federal government-appointed Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel has reconvened, with the task of judging Stephen Dank high on its agenda.
Samantha Lane The second AFL game on foreign soil for premiership points is expected to draw a significantly smaller crowd than last year's historic clash.