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Sep 12, 2014 11:52 AM

Pistorius can compete again in Paralympics

The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) The International Paralympic Committee says Oscar Pistorius will be free to compete again once he has served any punishment for killing his girlfriend.

The South African double-amputee runner was found guilty Friday of culpable homicide in the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp.

His sentence hearing begins on Oct. 13., with punishments ranging from a maximum prison sentence of 15 years to a suspended sentence.

IPC spokesman Craig Spence says "providing he serves his sentence and he wants to compete, and if selected by the South African National Paralympic Committee, he will be free to compete in IPC competitions going forward."

Pistorius won six gold medals in three Paralympic Games. He also competed in the London Olympics in 2012.


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