Friday, May 16, 2008
Amputee Wins Right To Compete In Olympics
Oscar Pistorius has won an appeal to compete for a place in the Beijing Olympics.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that the 21 year-old from South Africa is eligible to compete against able-bodied athletes.
The verdict overturns a ban by the IAAF that said his carbon fiber prosthetic blades gave him a mechanical advantage.
He must still reach a qualifying time to run in the individual 400 meters at the Beijing Olympics. He can be chosen for the South African relay without qualifying.
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