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techno-doping

(TECHNOlogy-DOPING) Using technology to increase the physical attributes of a human being. The term was coined for athletes such as Oscar Pistorius, the South African athlete, whose J-shaped, carbon fiber artificial legs enabled him to set Paralympic sprinting records. Pistorius, then 21 and a double amputee since infancy, asked to qualify for the Beijing 2008 Olympics but was banned that January by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF). They said his unique prosthetic blades gave him a competitive edge. In May 2008, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that he could compete if he qualified; however, in July, he fell less than a second short of the 45.55 second qualifying time to run 400 meters.
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THE mother robbed of her daughter by murderer Oscar Pistorius said yesterday that her family had justice at last.
PRETORyA (CyHAN)- South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been released on parole, beginning his correctional supervision, authorities said on Tuesday.
18 to decide if Oscar Pistorius can be released early from prison, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend, ENCA television reported on Thursday.
Prosecutors want Pistorius found guilty of the more serious charge of murder for shooting Steenkamp multiple times through a door in a bathroom in his home in 2013.
OSCAR Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
OSCAR PISTORIUS was taken away in a police van with barred windows yesterday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Today is the day of reckoning for decorated Paralympics medalist Oscar Pistorius.
THE chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial has urged a judge to send the athlete to prison for at least 10 years.
She claimed he mouthed "f*** you" at her after she asked for him and his pal Mickey Schultz, a self-confessed killer, to be removed from seats reserved for the Pistorius family.
ATHLETE Oscar Pistorius is facing a jail term after being convicted of killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in a Valentine's Day shooting at his home.
A South African judge on Friday convicted athlete Oscar Pistorius of "culpable homicide" in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, reports USA Today.
South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius returned to the dock Thursday for the finale to his gripping murder trial as lawyers present closing arguments in a case that has captured the world's attention.