Found July 05, 2012 on
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This just qualifies as a cool story... and when you listen below, the first question is the best part:
"What's it like to run in two Olympics in the same year...?"
South Africa's "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius was named to the 400 meter squad and the 4x400 relay team. The South African committee waited until the very last to reverse their initial decision not to have him on their 125-person roster since they claimed he hadn't met the basic criteria to qualify in the first place. A last-month qualifying run at the Africans Championships gave him two "A" runs that could have made him eligible.
"Since he's going to be there (in London), our decision is he can run both," Olympic committee chief executive Tubby Reddy told The Associated Press. "There's no reason why he can't. Our decision is he can."
Here's the interview Ballz did with Pistorius after he was named to the squa...
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Double-amputee Oscar Pistorious has achieved his goal of making it into the Olympics. The South African will be heading to London.
The man they call "Blade Runner" has been making history his whole track and field career. Now, he's set to top everything he's done before. Oscar Pistorius, the South African runner who is also a double below-knee amputee and runs on a pair of carbon fiber prostheses, was selected by his country's Olympic committee on Wednesday to run not only in the 4x400...
Double amputee Oscar Pistorius is going to the London Olympics after being selected for South Africa's 4x400 relay team.
Pistorius is set to become the first amputee track athlete ever to compete at the Olympics. South Africa's Olympic committee picked him Wednesday.
The selection eased Pistorius' disappointment at his failure to qualify in the individual 400 meters...
Oscar Pistorius was selected Wednesday to run in both the individual 400 meters and the 4x400 relay at the London Olympics, clearing the way for him to become the first amputee track athlete to compete at any games.