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.
Samantha Lane LUKE DURBRIDGE might have felt he died a thousand deaths to land a historic double but twice in five days the most untapped talent in Australian cycling made winning look easy.
Samantha Lane FOUR track cyclists pedal at full speed into 65km/h winds. The day-long exercise is designed with a clear purpose: to help a team in green and gold snatch Olympic supremacy from Britain
Samantha Lane World records are set to fall at the five-day track world championships, and the first should tumble tonight.
Samantha Lane Upset loss to Britain a 'kick in the guts' that will spur the Australians before Olympics.
Samantha Lane Some Olympic pursuits take a lifetime of work and still never materialise. Glenn O'Shea presents a contrasting case.