IAAF pleased to announce Pistorius eligible

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    Monte-Carlo – The IAAF is pleased to announce that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) this afternoon has declared that Oscar Pistorius (RSA) is eligible to compete in competitions under IAAF Rules.

    The decision is a culmination of a process in which Mr Pistorius and the IAAF have co-operated together to resolve the issue of whether the “Cheetah” prostheses Mr Pistorius wears give him an advantage in competition.  While the IAAF has been keen to give Mr Pistorius every opportunity to participate in its events, it had to deal with some concerns that he may be gaining an unfair advantage.

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    The IAAF just lost credibility in my eyes.  I would not be surprised to see able-bodied athletes filing suit against the IAAF if Pistorius ends up winning any prize money on the circuit.

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