Pistorius’s Olympic hopes crash

2007-12-22 00:00

The prospect of Oscar Pistorius competing in the 400 metres at the Olympic Games seemed set to be one of the biggest international sports stories of 2008.

Earlier this week, a German sports scientist concluded that the 21-year-old South African without legs gains “a considerable advantage” by running on artificial blades, and his report will almost certainly prompt the IAAF, the world governing body of athletics, to ban Pistorius from running in able-bodied events.

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