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2012-10-07 09:00:00 GMT+01:00

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Sunday, 20 January 2008

IAAF rules amputee Oscar Pistorius ineligible for Olympics


South African Pistorius, who misses both lower legs, wants to take on 'regular' able-bodied runners in Beijing. This dream has come to an end following a ruling from the IAAF. According to the IAAF the South African is ineligible to compete in Beijing because his racing blades are considered "technical aids" which give him a clear competitive advantage. These blades are called "Cheetah". The ruling covers other sanctioned able-bodied competitions as well.

Difficult subject: Does a disability give someone an advantage?

Below a clip from a Dutch sports programm

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