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

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

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.

ASC shows displeasure by cuts to athletics, swimming

Aus Mens swim team front the media to admit to their behaviours in London - bringing the swim team into disrepute. James Magnussen, Cameron McEvoy and Eamon Sullivan admit to taking Stilnox tablets. Photo: Edwina Pickles. 22 Feb 2013.

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.

Olympics

High-profile sports pay for mediocrity

Sailing a winner: Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page celebrate gold in London.

Samantha Lane Swimming Australia and Athletics Australia have had their federal government funding slashed.

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...

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...

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

Women secure prize equality

Anna Meares

Samantha Lane Equal prize money to be awarded to male and female world champions from next year.

Cycling great slams drug cheats

Great Britain's Nicole Cooke

Samantha Lane In a caustic retirement speech, one of Britain's greatest cyclists has attacked drug cheats Lance Armstrong and Tyler Hamilton, and detailed how resisting invitations to dope actually cost her money.

An opportunity to share the road if not the limelight

Podium pucker: Cadel Evans gets congratulations in Europe.

Samantha Lane Surely the elite riders should be racing in Adelaide rather than training in Canberra?

Olympics

Hoy only has eyes for gold

British cyclist Chris Hoy.

Samantha Lane Chris Hoy aims to replicate his gold medal cycling treble at the London Games.

The Scottish knight rider with a butt that won't quit

Chris Hoy

Samantha Lane Even the head coach of Great Britain's cycling team calls him 'Sir Chris'.