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Australian runner alleges racism

Updated: July 14, 2012, 8:42 PM ET
Associated Press

SYDNEY -- Australian track athlete John Steffensen has threatened to boycott the London Olympics after alleging racism because he was not selected individually to run the 400 meters.

Steffensen, who is of aboriginal descent, accused Athletics Australia of racial vilification and said he would bypass the Games in protest.

The two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist was upset after an individual 400 berth was granted to teenager Steve Solomon, who also achieved an Olympic qualifying ...

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