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.

ASC shows displeasure by cuts to athletics, swimming

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...

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...

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.

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

Sprinter Ewan impresses again

Caleb Ewan

Samantha Lane In the same place, at the same time, Caleb Ewan did precisely what he did 12 months ago.

Davison stages surprise

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Samantha Lane Three-time junior world track champion chuffed that almost four hours of repeated attacking rewarded.

Cycling

The urge to pedal for a little metal

Rachel Neylan

Samantha Lane Rachel Neylan has ridden through the mill in her ongoing desire for cycling success.

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.

Blood, sweat and Meares: Anna's making tracks for gold and a shot at riding history

Golden smile: Australian track cyclist Anna Meares jokes at training ahead of the UCI world track championships.

Samantha Lane A handful of athletes have opportunity, let alone capability, of winning three golds in London.

Cycling

'Boy band' hot for world champs

Anna Meares

Samantha Lane World records are set to fall at the five-day track world championships, and the first should tumble tonight.

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'.

Cycling

Australians lose but spurred on for London

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 04:  Team Australia compete in the Men's Team pursuit final during Day 1 of the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships at Hisense Arena on April 4, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Samantha Lane Upset loss to Britain a 'kick in the guts' that will spur the Australians before Olympics.

Cycling

Pursuit team within striking distance

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05:  Danielle King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell of Great Britain  celebrate with their medals after the Womens Team Pursuit Gold Medal race at Hisense Arena on April 5, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Samantha Lane Great Britain's female team pursuiters matched the feats of their male counterparts last night by setting a world record and beating Australia for gold and a world title.

Cycling

Star pair face off

Anna Meares

Samantha Lane The world championship showdown between Anna Meares and Victoria Pendleton has arrived.

Cycling

Finally, Meares gets that winning feeling

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Samantha Lane From the moment the gun started the opening round of keirin qualifying, Anna Meares was back.

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Cycling

Perkins still in fine-tuning mode: coach

Shane Perkins

Samantha Lane Australia's head cycling coach cited 'a variety of factors' for the team's top male sprinter, Shane Perkins, failing to defend his keirin crown or delivering medals in two Olympic events at the world...