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

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.

Cycling

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.

Cycling

Danilo Di Luca says doping rife in Giro d'Italia

Danilo Di Luca.

Samantha Lane Banned cyclist claims it's impossible to finish in top 10 of Giro without doping.

Cycling

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.

Cycling

World cycling boss Brian Cookson warns all sports over drugs denial

Drug cheat in sport.

Samantha Lane Cycling's world president says any sport believing it doesn't have similar problems, is in denial.

Cycling

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.

Tour sceptics 'predictable'

Tracey Gaudry

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

Cycling

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.

Cycling

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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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.

Cycling

Armstrong's own words could be his undoing

Lance Armstrong

Samantha Lane IN THE only sworn testimony Lance Armstrong has ever made denying that he doped, in 2005, but broadcast on television for the first time last night, the seven-time Tour de France winner was adamant...

IOC waits to strip medal

Lance Armstrong holds the bronze medal for the Olympic individual time trial he won in Sydney, in this September 30, 2000 filephoto.

Samantha Lane International Olympic Committee waits to see what cycling's world governing body does.

Cycling

Lack of proof: ASADA says evidence is absent on White

Matthew White during the 14th stage of the 58th Tour of Spain in September 2003.

Samantha Lane Anti-doping boss seeks proof her organisation approved of confessed doper keeping his job.

WADA boss proposes all-sport doping amnesty

John Fahey.

Samantha Lane Doping amnesty exclusively for cyclists would contravene the world drug code.

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.

Cycling

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.

Culture of denial

Lance Armstrong.

Samantha Lane The first and biggest domino in cycling has fallen. Where and how will it all end?

Cycling

No denying it, cycling must face the music

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Samantha Lane When Lance Armstrong won his record seventh Tour de France in 2005 he stood on the victory dais on Paris's Champs-Elysees and said: ''The people who don't believe in cycling, the cynics, the...

Cycling

Review begins journey back to redemption

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Samantha Lane Australians' loss of faith in cycling can be restored by government-led review.

Cycling

The doping wheels are turning, says Mueller

Drug-tainted: Matt White in better days.

Samantha Lane Cycling Australia's president says doping being tackled with ''vigour that few other sports can match''.