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2008 Summer Olympics Oscar Pistorius

Olympic ban

14 Jan, 2008

oscar-pistorius-banned-iaafThe IAAF bans Pistorius from competing at the Summer games in Beijing. Among other findings, it determines that his blades allow him to use 25% less energy than an able-bodied athlete. (Full findings here). Pistorius says he will appeal:

I feel that it is my responsibility, on behalf of other disabled athletes, to stand firm. I will appeal [against] this decision at the highest levels, while also continuing with my quest to race in the Paralympic Games and hopefully the Olympic Games.