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AA surprised by AOC Steffensen call

Athletics Australia boss Dallas O'Brien says the only way John Steffensen will race the 400m is if Steve Solomon is somehow ruled out.

Athletics Australia boss Dallas O'Brien is taken aback by reports the Australian Olympic Committee has decided to nominate John Steffensen as a reserve for the 400m in London.

Steffensen on Saturday threatened to sit out the Games and not be part of the 4x400m men's relay in protest at teenager Steve Solomon receiving an individual 400m spot.

The dual Commonwealth Games gold medallist, who is currently in team camp in Paris, withdrew his threat on Monday after a compromise appeared to be reached with the AOC granting him a reserve spot.

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