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Judge grants runner Oscar Pistorius bail

Judge grants runner Oscar Pistorius bail

PRETORIA, South Africa, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Runner Oscar Pistorius, charged in his girlfriend's death, got bail Friday, with a South African magistrate saying he didn't think the Paralympian would flee.

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Runner Pistorius' bail hearing adjourns

Runner Pistorius' bail hearing adjourns

PRETORIA, South Africa, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The lead prosecutor said South African paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius, accused of killing his girlfriend, has a violent past and should be denied bail.

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Pistorius' bail hearing continues

Pistorius' bail hearing continues

PRETORIA, South Africa, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Lawyers for South African Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius attempted to refute the police version of his girlfriend's shooting at a bail hearing Wednesday.

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Pistorius says he thought he shot intruder

Pistorius says he thought he shot intruder

PRETORIA, South Africa, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius, accused of murder in South Africa, thought he was shooting at an intruder when he killed his girlfriend, his lawyer said.

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Police: Pistorius' girlfriend shot 4 times

Police: Pistorius' girlfriend shot 4 times

PRETORIA, South Africa, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Model Reeva Steenkamp was shot four times through a bathroom door at the home of South African Paralympics sprinter Oscar Pistorius, an official told CNN.

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Pistorius investigators: No intruder

PRETORIA, South Africa, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- South African sprint runner Oscar Pistorius most likely did not mistake his girlfriend for an intruder when he shot and killed her, investigators allege.

Show to air without Pistorius' girlfriend

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The creator of a South African reality show says he will still air the show despite the death of contestant Reeva Steenkamp.
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200 m (T44): 21.58 s (2007, WR)

Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius (born 22 November 1986) is a South African Paralympic runner. Known as the "Blade Runner" and "the fastest man on no legs", Pistorius is the double amputee world record holder in the 100, 200 and 400 metres (sport class T44) events and runs with the aid of Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs by Ossur. In 2007 Pistorius took part in his first international able-bodied competitions. However, his artificial lower legs, while enabling him to compete, generated claims that he has an unfair advantage over able-bodied runners. The same year, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) amended its competition rules to ban the use of "any technical device that incorporates springs, wheels or any other element that provides a user with an advantage over another athlete not using such a device". It claimed that the amendment was not specifically aimed at Pistorius. After monitoring his track performances and carrying out tests, scientists took the view that Pistorius enjoyed considerable advantages over athletes without prosthetic limbs. On the strength of these findings, on 14 January 2008 the IAAF ruled him ineligible for competitions conducted under its rules, including the 2008 Summer Olympics. This decision was reversed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on 16 May 2008, the Court ruling that the IAAF had not provided sufficient evidence to prove that Pistorius's prostheses give him an advantage over able-bodied athletes.

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