Michael Lynch, The Age's expert on soccer, has had extensive experience of high level journalism in the UK and Australia. Michael has covered the Socceroos through Asia, Europe and South America in their past three World Cup campaigns. He has also reported on Grands Prix and top class motor sport from Asia and Europe. He has won several national media awards for both sports and industry journalism.
Michael Lynch Officials deny anything untoward in A-League after revelations about Adelaide game against Victory.
Michael Lynch He sounds like an Irishman, having spent almost half his life in county Kildare.
Michael Lynch For all sport, drugs are a problem. For racing, they could become an existential one.
Michael Lynch LIcensed jockeys cannot involve themselves in punting anywhere in the world.
Michael Lynch Racing Victoria is stepping up its campaign to stamp out racing's cheats by drafting two experienced police officers, including one from the Purana taskforce.
Michael Lynch Bid to increase acceptors per race and encourage owners and trainers to race their horses more.
Michael Lynch Having set the betting dog running, the stewards have no option but to pursue the quarry.
Michael Lynch Channel Seven's deal with the racing industry this week garnered the network a lot of positive publicity.
Michael Lynch Damien Oliver is never more comfortable or composed than when he is in the saddle.
Michael Lynch RVL chairman says jockey within his rights to say nothing during investigation.
Michael Lynch If a tree falls in the jungle and no-one sees it, did it really fall? Punters say, yes.
Michael Lynch, Andrew Eddy and Nick McKenzie The owner of the Melbourne Cup favourite Americain, Gerry Ryan, learned yesterday afternoon that the betting storm over his big-race rider Damien Oliver was set to break.
Michael Lynch Sandown Cup in some ways resembles what the Melbourne Cup used to look like.
Michael Lynch What the FFA needs, after a traumatic period of upheaval, is stability and continuity. This TV deal should allow that.
Michael Lynch Racing Victoria did not stand down jockey Damien Oliver from a series of lucrative rides during the Melbourne spring carnival because it feared that to do so would stop him admitting that he had bet...
Michael Lynch Disgraced jockey Damien Oliver has been disqualified for eight months after admitting to placing a $10,000 bet via a third party on a rival horse in a race in which he rode in 2010.
Michael Lynch DISGRACED jockey Damien Oliver has been disqualified for eight months after admitting to placing a $10,000 bet via a third party on a rival horse in a race in which he rode in 2010.
Michael Lynch A tearful Peter Gelagotis hugged his son, Michael, his brother Manny and jockey Glen Boss as he fought back tears of joy and grief to welcome back Norman Robinson Stakes winner Hvasstan yesterday.
Michael Lynch Peter Gelagotis fights back tears of joy and grief to welcome back Norman Robinson Stakes winner.
Michael Lynch Cox Plate lacks only international recognition to be one of the world's most prestigious races.