ATHLETICS Australia is expected to announce this afternoon that Queensland runner Genevieve LaCaze has won the right to qualify for the Australian Olympic team.
AA, which on Friday said LaCaze, 22, was excluded because her Olympic A qualifying time on Wednesday was outside the Olympic qualifying period, is believed to have changed the criteria, with Australian Olympic Committee approval.
It is believed Australian athletes now have until June 22 to qualify, which means LaCaze qualifies for the 3000 metre steeplechase.
A spokesman for Athletics Australia confirmed an amendment had been made to the selection policy that allow LaCaze to be nominated for the team after a discussion between Australian Olympic Committee boss John Coates and the head of Athletics Australia.
But she said LaCaze was yet to be nominated for the team.
A statement is to be released by Athletics Australia soon.