Steeplechaser Genevieve LaCaze
had already been warmly welcomed onto the Australian Athletics Olympic team and there would be no awkwardness over her joining the team, AA chief executive Dallas O'Brien
O'Brien said it was important to reinforce that the AA position was not a personal stance on LaCaze after AA initially refused to consider her A-qualifying performance because she had run her qualifying time two days after the deadline for such performances had past.
That early deadline was subsequently made redundant when, after the strong urging of the Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates, the deadline was pushed back from June 11 to June 22 for all athletes and thus LaCaze's performance in the 3000-metre steeplechase could be considered and she could join the team.
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