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.

Blood, sweat and Meares: Anna's making tracks for gold and a shot at riding history

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

Belgians on top

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Samantha Lane Belgian duo stage the surprise of the world titles in the last race of the meet.

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...