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Pistorius Banned By International Paralympic Committee – Latest Summary

The International Paralympic Committe announced on Tuesday that Oscar Pistorius has been banned for five years from competing in any IPC event. This announcement follows Oscar Pistorius sentencing to five years in prison for the culpable homicide of the his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He will not be allowed to compete in any IPC event even if he is released from prison in less than five years. Craig Spence, director of communications for the IPC aknowledged the contribution of Pistorius to raising the profile of Paralympic Sport, however he went on to say that the Sport has moved on and continuis to grow regardless of Oscar Pistorius. See BBC for more on this.

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