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 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.


Red faces for swim officials as new gun pictures emerge

Samantha Lane Embarrassing double standard exposed as Swimming Australia - now facing pressure from dissenting London-bound athletes - is today set to sanction Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk over the weapon photo...


Duo's Olympic ban for the good of the team: Green

Australia's chef de mission Nick Green.

Samantha Lane Australia's new chef de mission has confessed he agonised over the toughest decision of his tenure but is adamant D'Arcy remains a worthy team member.