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.

Swimming

Ian Thorpe's hospitalisation prompts calls for athlete support

John Coates

Samantha Lane AOC president says the AOC 'is simply not resourced enough' for athlete transition programs.

Cycling

Armstrong case hindered White probe

Matt White.

Samantha Lane Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, formally alerted two years ago to allegations that Matt White was party to systematic doping, said it was unable to pursue a 'thorough investigation' due to a...

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.

Culture of denial

Lance Armstrong.

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

Cycling

Coach Sutton placed in an induced coma after crash

Shane Sutton

Samantha Lane SHANE SUTTON, the Australian coaching chief of the British cycling team, was put in an induced coma after he suffered bruising to his brain following a road cycling accident in which he also broke...

Cycling

Top bike coach in coma

Shane Sutton and Bradley Wiggins.

Samantha Lane Australian coaching chief of British cycling team in an induced coma after road cycling accident.

Meares lured by Rio gold

Riding high: Anna Meares is all concentration at the London Olympics. She will ride on to the 2016 Games.

Samantha Lane Not satisfied with her London triumph, Anna Meares commits to another four-year campaign.

Cycling

Team's drug audit holds no fears for riders

Standing tall: Cyclists Simon Clarke, Matt Goss, Rachel Neylan and Amanda Spratt on Wednesday.

Samantha Lane GreenEDGE's Matt Goss and Simon Clarke declare themselves clean.

Swimming

Neil takes fall for flop in the pool at London

James Magnussen

Samantha Lane SWIMMING Australia's chief executive is the latest casualty of the sport following the country's Olympic flop.

Swimming

Neil a casualty of Olympic flop

James Magnussen in London.

Samantha Lane Swimming Australia’s chief executive latest casualty following country's Olympic flop.

Cycling

Rogers abandons Wiggins for Contador

Michael Rogers

Samantha Lane AUSTRALIAN champion Michael Rogers has abandoned the world’s best road cycling team.

Cycling

Women mad for madison

Anna Meares

Samantha Lane Australian women will race for what would be a landmark national madison title.

Cycling

Academy to help budding professionals

Stuart O'Grady

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

Cycling

Australians fume at UK bike secrecy

Sir Chris Hoy

Samantha Lane Australia's high-performance boss has accused Britain's cycling team of breaking rules.

Clock no match for cycling pair

Riding high: Luke Durbridge at the Australian road cycling national titles in Ballarat.

Samantha Lane Shara Gillow and Luke Durbridge confirm themselves as leaders in time trials.

Cycling

The urge to pedal for a little metal

Rachel Neylan

Samantha Lane Rachel Neylan has ridden through the mill in her ongoing desire for cycling success.

Cycling

Track could lure Meyer

Cameron Meyer

Samantha Lane Cameron Meyer would return to the boards if his pet events returned to the Olympics.

Cycling

Swear you are drug free or on your bike

Lance Armstrong

Samantha Lane CYCLING AUSTRALIA will establish an ethics and integrity panel and insist that top cyclists, coaches and administrators sign declarations as a condition of carrying out national duties after a...

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Cycling body to act on drugs review

Matt White races for US Postal in 2003.

Samantha Lane Cycling Australia will establish an ethics and integrity panel and insist that top cyclists, coaches and administrators sign declarations as a condition of carrying out national duties, after a...

Cycling great slams drug cheats

Great Britain's Nicole Cooke

Samantha Lane In a caustic retirement speech, one of Britain's greatest cyclists has attacked drug cheats Lance Armstrong and Tyler Hamilton, and detailed how resisting invitations to dope actually cost her money.