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.

Cadel Evans to announce new Victorian race

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.

Swimming

Ian Thorpe's hospitalisation prompts calls for athlete support

John Coates

Samantha Lane AOC president says the AOC 'is simply not resourced enough' for athlete transition programs.

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

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

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

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.

Cyclist toughs out trauma to finish triumphant

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Samantha Lane IF ALEXIS Rhodes had retired from cycling seven years ago no one would have blamed her. At 20 she was among the group of talented female riders whose lives changed forever when a teammate in the...

Cycling

Armstrong case hindered White probe

Matt White.

Samantha Lane Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, formally alerted two years ago to allegations that Matt White was party to systematic doping, said it was unable to pursue a 'thorough investigation' due to a...

IOC waits to strip medal

Lance Armstrong holds the bronze medal for the Olympic individual time trial he won in Sydney, in this September 30, 2000 filephoto.

Samantha Lane International Olympic Committee waits to see what cycling's world governing body does.

Culture of denial

Lance Armstrong.

Samantha Lane The first and biggest domino in cycling has fallen. Where and how will it all end?

Cycling

No denying it, cycling must face the music

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Samantha Lane When Lance Armstrong won his record seventh Tour de France in 2005 he stood on the victory dais on Paris's Champs-Elysees and said: ''The people who don't believe in cycling, the cynics, the...

Cycling

Coach Sutton placed in an induced coma after crash

Shane Sutton

Samantha Lane SHANE SUTTON, the Australian coaching chief of the British cycling team, was put in an induced coma after he suffered bruising to his brain following a road cycling accident in which he also broke...

Cycling

Top bike coach in coma

Shane Sutton and Bradley Wiggins.

Samantha Lane Australian coaching chief of British cycling team in an induced coma after road cycling accident.

Meares lured by Rio gold

Riding high: Anna Meares is all concentration at the London Olympics. She will ride on to the 2016 Games.

Samantha Lane Not satisfied with her London triumph, Anna Meares commits to another four-year campaign.

Cycling

Team's drug audit holds no fears for riders

Standing tall: Cyclists Simon Clarke, Matt Goss, Rachel Neylan and Amanda Spratt on Wednesday.

Samantha Lane GreenEDGE's Matt Goss and Simon Clarke declare themselves clean.

Swimming

Neil takes fall for flop in the pool at London

James Magnussen

Samantha Lane SWIMMING Australia's chief executive is the latest casualty of the sport following the country's Olympic flop.

Swimming

Neil a casualty of Olympic flop

James Magnussen in London.

Samantha Lane Swimming Australia’s chief executive latest casualty following country's Olympic flop.

Cycling

Rogers abandons Wiggins for Contador

Michael Rogers

Samantha Lane AUSTRALIAN champion Michael Rogers has abandoned the world’s best road cycling team.

Cycling

Officials stunned as tour called off

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Samantha Lane Women's Tour of New Zealand called off while men's event will run as planned.

Cycling

Women mad for madison

Anna Meares

Samantha Lane Australian women will race for what would be a landmark national madison title.