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

Anti-doping expert Nicki Vance calls on cyclist Stuart O'Grady to reveal all

Former Australian cyclist Stuart O'Grady.

Samantha Lane Cyclist urged to come clean once independent commission set up to draw line over drug-infested era.

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International cycling boss Brian Cookson is intent on cleaning up the sport

International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson

Samantha Lane In initiating a deposition in world cycling, Brian Cookson knew better than most the unholy mess he would inherit if the revolution succeeded. So it was and so it is.

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Stuart O'Grady goes under the radar on return to cycling

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Samantha Lane Stuart O'Grady has made a low-key return to cycling, joining the new president of Cycling Australia and owner of his former pro team, Gerry Ryan, among the guests at Saturday's stage of the Jayco...

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Stuart O'Grady a low-key guest at Herald Sun Tour

Stuart O'Grady.

Samantha Lane Self-confessed drug cheat Stuart O'Grady has made a low-key return to cycling.

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Cycling community rallies against disgraced Italian Danilo Di Luca's drug cheat claims

Danilo Di Luca

Samantha Lane The claim from an Italian drug cheat that doping remains rife in one of cycling's most famous races has provoked furious attacks.

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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.

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GreenEDGE factors in Cadel Evans entry

First timer: Cadel Evans has never done the Mount Buninyong run.

Samantha Lane Form and team will determine if Tour winner does take part in road race.

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Drapac cycling boss says appointment of Gerry Ryan as Cycling Australia president is 'flawed'

Cycling team owner Michael Drapac.

Samantha Lane Michael Drapac says the recent key development at CA a "flawed appointment".

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Cycling great Stuart O'Grady to speak at a charity event after his admission for doping

Rewrite: Stuart O'Grady's book.

Samantha Lane First public appearance by cycling great after his drug use confession last July.

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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.

Tour sceptics 'predictable'

Tracey Gaudry

Samantha Lane Tracey Gaudry says riders must accept cynicism that outstanding performances will elicit.

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Stuart O'Grady's admission leads to expulsion from athlete's commission

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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...

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White recommended to return as team boss

Samantha Lane Review of Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team recommends reinstating Matt White.

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Can of worms open, it's time to come clean

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Samantha Lane The Orica-GreenEDGE team has a crisis of the highest order on its hands. Not to mention Cycling Australia.

Minister pushes cycling to come clean amid doping scandal

18 JULY- 2012- NEWS-STORY ROSS PEAKE  THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Minister for sport, Kate Lundy will be heading to the Olympics. Pic show Kate the AIS.

Samantha Lane Federal Sport Minister Kate Lundy championing an exhaustive review of Cycling Australia.

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Evans to handle cycling doping crisis his way

Cadel Evans.

Samantha Lane Cadel Evans will address sport's doping crisis on his own terms and in his own time.