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 How could it be that Anna Meares and her team sprint partner Kaarle McCulloch rode faster than the gold medallists yet wound up with bronze?
Samantha Lane The head of international badminton has defended the sport's position at the Olympics in light of the scandalous disqualification of eight athletes for deliberately throwing matches.
Samantha Lane The first thing Lauren Jackson did when she was asked to carry the Australian flag at the Olympics opening ceremony in London was ask why.
Samantha Lane The Sports Minister, Kate Lundy, has hit out at the discrimination of the women's Olympic basketball team after it was flown to London in economy class while Basketball Australia footed the bill for...
Samantha Lane Australia’s female basketball stars have revealed that they usually travel overseas in economy class while their male counterparts are treated to business class.
Samantha Lane As they fight for more exposure, female Olympians worldwide will be more covered up at this year's London games.
Samantha Lane From the mouth of her fiercest rival, these were the words Anna Meares would have least expected.