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.

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

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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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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Tracey Gaudry endorses new leadership for Cycling Australia

Tracey Gaudry

Samantha Lane Australia's pre-eminent cycling chief says the sport can regain credibility through reflection.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

Believe me, I’m clean: Gerrans

Cleanskin: Simon Gerrans says he has been clean through his whole riding career.

Samantha Lane These are questions Simon Gerrans' parents haven't asked him.

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Rogers abandons Wiggins for Contador

Michael Rogers

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

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Doctor defends Armstrong

Lance Armstrong.

Samantha Lane Doctor Michele Ferrari insists he never saw Lance Armstrong take drugs or deal to others.

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Team's strength is in numbers

Simon Gerrans winning last year's event.

Samantha Lane GreenEDGE's numerical strength likely to deliver titles to its own.

Clock no match for cycling pair

Riding high: Luke Durbridge at the Australian road cycling national titles in Ballarat.

Samantha Lane Shara Gillow and Luke Durbridge confirm themselves as leaders in time trials.

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Review gives officials confidence

Cycling Australia president Klaus Mueller.

Samantha Lane Australian cycling bosses privately relieved over findings of federal government review.

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Cycling body to act on drugs review

Matt White races for US Postal in 2003.

Samantha Lane The federal government-ordered investigation into Cycling Australia's anti-doping policies has made 16 recommendations to the organisation hit hard by the sport's latest drugs crisis.

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Cycling body to act on drugs review

Samantha Lane Cycling Australia will establish an ethics and integrity panel and insist that top cyclists, coaches and administrators sign declarations as a condition of carrying out national duties, after a...

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Australian cycling waits on further drugs fall-out

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Samantha Lane Twenty-eight Australian cyclists are working their way through the Tour Down Under this week.