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

UK star reveals anguish

Samantha Lane Victoria Pendleton confesses to dark history of self-harm that caused her to cut herself.

Meares lured by Rio gold

Riding high: Anna Meares is all concentration at the London Olympics. She will ride on to the 2016 Games.

Samantha Lane Not satisfied with her London triumph, Anna Meares commits to another four-year campaign.

Cycling

Women mad for madison

Anna Meares

Samantha Lane Australian women will race for what would be a landmark national madison title.

Cycling

Australians fume at UK bike secrecy

Sir Chris Hoy

Samantha Lane Australia's high-performance boss has accused Britain's cycling team of breaking rules.

Cycling

Women secure prize equality

Anna Meares

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

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.

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

Record just start for Meares

Samantha Lane While ecstatic about setting a world record Anna Meares was quickly shifting her focus.

Cycling

Star pair face off

Anna Meares

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

Cycling

Meares: tears, no fears

Anna Meares

Samantha Lane ''This is a book that hasn't finished being written yet; the big dance is in London in a few months' time.''

Cycling

Finally, Meares gets that winning feeling

Anna Meares gold podium thumb

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

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Cheers for Meares as record tumbles

Anna Meares celebrates after breaking the world record in the women's 500m Time Trial final.

Samantha Lane Anna Meares breaks the world record in the 500-metre time trial, claiming her 10th career world title.

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...