LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Double-amputee sprinter Oscar
Pistorius has won the right to compete for a place in the Beijing
Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that the 21-year-old
South African is eligible to race against able-bodied athletes.
Friday's verdict overturns a ban imposed by the IAAF, which said
his carbon fiber prosthetic blades give him a mechanical advantage.
CAS said the unanimous ruling goes into effect immediately. Pistorius still must reach a qualifying time to run in the individual 400 meters at the Beijing Games. However, he can be picked for the South African relay squad without qualifying.
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