Athletics leaders split on John Steffensen row

Outspoken 400m runner John Steffensen has placed Australian athletics officials in an embarrassing position ahead of the London Games after it was confirmed yesterday he was still technically nominated to contest the one-lap individual event despite having accused officials of racism.

The Steffensen controversy has also revealed a split within Athletics Australia.

AA chief Dallas O'Brien yesterday declared Steffensen would not be selected for the 400m because of his form, even though high-performance manager Eric Hollingsworth has simultaneously been working with Australian Olympic Committee officials to keep the door open for him.

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