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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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Former Paralympic and Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius was hospitalized Thursday morning in Pretoria, South Africa, for medical examinations after complaining of chest pain, reports said.
Oscar Pistorius has denied attempting to kill himself after being treated for minor wrist injuries at a hospital in South Africa - claiming he fell out of bed in his prison cell.
OSCAR Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and observers immediately criticised the sentence as lenient.
SHAMED Oscar Pistorius says he was willing to spend 10 years behind bars for killing his girlfriend - but insists he shouldn't spend "a day in jail for murder".
OSCAR Pistorius removed his prosthetic legs in a South African courtroom as part of his defence team's argument that the double-amputee athlete, convicted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, deserves leniency when he is sentenced.
Oscar Pistorius must pay for the crime of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, which has devastated her family, her father told a South African court on Tuesday.
OSCAR Pistorius has been denied the right to appeal against his murder conviction over the shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
PRETORyA (CyHAN)- South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been released on parole, beginning his correctional supervision, authorities said on Tuesday.
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 fiveyear prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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.