John Steffensen fires another verbal tirade at Athletics Australia


John Steffensen has accused Athletics Australia of racism after being overlooked for an individual 400m spot at the Olympic Games.

The Commonwealth Games champion last night launched a Twitter attack and threatened to boycott the Olympics after rising teenage star Steve Solomon was given the only available position.

And he did not let up this morning, appearing on Channel 9 and accusing AA of discriminating against him.

"I've put up with being racially vilified by this federation, being discriminated against on many teams," Steffensen said.

Read the full story at the Herald Sun


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