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Pistorius' home may remain crime scene

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 7 (UPI) -- The home of South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius may be used as evidence in his trial for the shooting death of his girlfriend, crime scene cleaners said.

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Pistorius pushes away from dad's comments

Pistorius pushes away from dad's comments

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 6 (UPI) -- Paralympian runner Oscar Pistorius, accused in his girlfriend's death, distanced himself from his dad's comments about South Africa's government and crime.

Pistorius' dad blames gun culture

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 5 (UPI) -- The father of South African paralympian runner Oscar Pistorius, charged in his girlfriend's death, blamed his country's violent crime rate on the government.

8 officers arrested in van-dragging of man

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 1 (UPI) -- Eight South African police officers were arrested three days after a man handcuffed to a police van and dragged on a road died of his injuries, officials said.
Pistorius won't soon resume training

Pistorius won't soon resume training

PRETORIA, South Africa, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympics champion charged in the shooting death of his girlfriend, won't resume training any time soon, a family spokesman says.

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Pistorius reports to corrections for bail

Pistorius reports to corrections for bail

PRETORIA, South Africa, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympic sprinter, Monday reported to South African corrections authorities as per his bail conditions, his uncle said.

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Pistorius' brother charged with homicide

VANDERBIJLPARK, South Africa, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The older brother of South African Olympic runner and shooting suspect Oscar Pistorius has been charged in the death of a motorcyclist, officials said.

Steencamp dad doubts Pistorius' story

PRETORIA, South Africa, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The father of Oscar Pistorius' slain girlfriend said Saturday he might forgive the South African sprinter for killing his daughter "if he speaks the truth."

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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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200 m: 1st (2008)

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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