San Jose's Jeneba Tarmoh -- the woman who gave up her spot in the Olympic 100 meters in a controversial tiebreaking ruling -- faced another issue with U.S. Track and Field officials at the London Games.

This time it was over whether she got the chance to run the 4x100 relay, which begins with preliminary rounds Thursday.

Tarmoh, a former Mt, Pleasant High star, is expected to run in the heats. U.S. track and field spokeswoman Jill Geer said Wednesday all six members of the relay pool will compete.

It didn't appear that was the case a day earlier when Tarmoh told her high school coach Steve Nelson that she thought she wouldn't compete although finishing tied for third with Allyson Felix in the 100 meters in June at the trials.

Tarmoh posted tweets saying, "USATF boy. Never been this upset in my life. Time for a change."

Tarmoh, 22, did not immediately respond to a phone message.

The relay is expected to be named just before the race Thursday. The pool consists of Tianna Madison, Bianca Knight, Lauryn Williams, Felix, Carmelita Jeter and Tarmoh.

  • American Ashton Eaton began his day by breaking Bill Toomey's 44-year-old Olympic record in the decathlon 100-meter dash, finishing in 10.35 seconds. He ended it with a solid performance in the 400, bursting across the line in 46.90.

    After five events, Eaton has a 220-point advantage over fellow American Trey Hardee.

    Weightlifter OK: German weightlifter Matthias Steiner is sore and bruised but escaped serious injury when he dropped a 432-pound barbell on himself in the super heavyweight competition, team doctors said. He got to his feet and was taken to the hospital.

    "Although I would have loved to win a medal here, abandoning the competition was the right thing to do," Steiner, the defending Olympic champion, said.

    Fire forces evacuation: A gas barbecue caught fire and exploded Wednesday night at New Zealand's Olympic hospitality center, forcing the evacuation of some 300 people. Firefighters said no one was injured.

    Missing athletes: Seven Cameroon athletes who left the Olympic village in the dead of night might be seeking new homes and better sports opportunities elsewhere, a Cameroon Olympic official said.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.