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Video - Blade Runner Banned from Olympics - Telegraph TV

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RunnerSpace   on Jan 15 2008, 02:14 PM

1/14/08
Oscar Pistorius, the South African double amputee who runs on carbon-fibre blades and is known as Blade Runner was told today he's banned from competing in the Beijing Olympics.

As expected, the IAAF Council ruled that tests carried out in November showed that Pistorius' J-shaped blades constituted a technical aid.

As such, they contravened the IAAF's rule 144.2 that forbids the use of any technical device incorporating springs, wheels "or any other element that provides the user with an advantage over another athlete not using such a device"...

 

 

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