Oscar Pistorius South African Double Amputee Wants Chance To Qualify For 2008 Bejing Olympics

DOUBLE-AMPUTEE GETS LEG UP ON 2008 OLY GAMES SHOT: South African double-amputee Oscar Pistorius has been churning out some astonishing track times in the sprints, and the BBC reports that the 20-year-old is now pressuring the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to allow him to participate in the Olympics.

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Pistorius was allowed to compete last month at the South African national track championships and finished second overall in the sprints - so he would likely have an outside future chance of making the country’s 2008 Olympic team.

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But thanks to concerns over the prosthetics Pistorius uses, called “Cheetahs”, the IAAF “has already moved to block him from the Olympics, with a new ruling banning ‘technical aids’“.

Slate.com also noted back in 2004 that Pistorius was suspected of using an extra-long version of the “Cheetahs” prosthetics. (tip from Steroid Nation)