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Oscar Pistorius Could Reportedly Still Compete as Sprinter

Oscar Pistorius was recently convicted of culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend, but according to South African law, he could technically still compete in that thing he’s famous for.

South Africa does not have any laws barring people with criminal records from competing in athletic events, and unless the famous sprinter is in jail, placed under house arrest, or expressly forbidden from running by the judge during his sentencing, he could continue to compete if his sentence is suspended. (There is apparently no minimum sentence in South Africa for culpable homicide.)

“As he stands right now, he’s free [to compete],” South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee chief executive Tubby Reddy said, according to the CBC.

If he wanted to, Pistorius could also compete as a representative for South Africa, though that would be extremely awkward.

[CBC]
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