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

Anti-doping expert Nicki Vance calls on cyclist Stuart O'Grady to reveal all

Former Australian cyclist Stuart O'Grady.

Samantha Lane Cyclist urged to come clean once independent commission set up to draw line over drug-infested era.

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Stuart O'Grady goes under the radar on return to cycling

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Samantha Lane Stuart O'Grady has made a low-key return to cycling, joining the new president of Cycling Australia and owner of his former pro team, Gerry Ryan, among the guests at Saturday's stage of the Jayco...

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Stuart O'Grady a low-key guest at Herald Sun Tour

Stuart O'Grady.

Samantha Lane Self-confessed drug cheat Stuart O'Grady has made a low-key return to cycling.

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Olympic cyclist Stuart O'Grady reveals why he confessed to doping

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Samantha Lane Stuart O'Grady has detailed how he could have continued denying he doped.

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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.

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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

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.

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Victoria's Brenton Jones has won the Bay Cycling Classic

Pumped: Brenton Jones crosses the finish line to win the Bay Cycling Classic

Samantha Lane Three years after mid-race crash left him in an induced coma, Victorian triumphs.

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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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O'Grady 'said he would sign stat dec'

Samantha Lane Cyclist advised AOC in writing that he was prepared to sign saying he had never doped.

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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.

Culture of denial

Lance Armstrong.

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

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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...

O'Grady to be quizzed

Stuart O'Grady

Samantha Lane Stuart O'Grady faces more questioning as part of government body's investigation into doping in cycling.

Cycling

Academy to help budding professionals

Stuart O'Grady

Samantha Lane Cycling Australia is creating a new academy to grooming budding road professionals.

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Anger fuels Watson's unheralded charge

Calvin Watson: victory was a birthday celebration.

Samantha Lane Calvin Watson shows his stuff after being told he wasn't good enough for national under-23 road squad.

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Team's strength is in numbers

Simon Gerrans winning last year's event.

Samantha Lane GreenEDGE's numerical strength likely to deliver titles to its own.

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GreenEDGE's all-for-one approach has title sewn up

Simon Gerrans

Samantha Lane THE birth of Australia's trailblazing professional cycling team has made it infinitely more difficult - some say almost impossible - for non-members to become national road race champions.

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Review gives officials confidence

Cycling Australia president Klaus Mueller.

Samantha Lane Australian cycling bosses privately relieved over findings of federal government review.