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Australia track coach steps down

Reuters

Eric Hollingsworth has bowed to the inevitable and resigned as head coach of Athletics Australia after being sent home from the Commonwealth Games for releasing a statement critical of Olympic 100-meter hurdles champion Sally Pearson.

Athletics Australia, which confirmed the controversial Englishman’s departure in a two-line news release on Thursday, also announced a wide-ranging independent review of the sport led by former cricket coach John Buchanan.