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Friday, 15 February 2013

Bladerunner in Court

Irish Olympians setting out from Dublin Airport for the 1980 Moscow Olympics
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The athlete known to the sporting world as Bladerunner because of his outstanding achievements in track events despite being a double leg amputee, has appeared in a court in South africa accused of murdering his girl friend.

Oscar Pistorius was reported to have 'wept uncontrollably' as he stood in the dock on charges of having killed model Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day. Friday when a judge charged him in the killing of his girlfriend on Valentine's Day at his Pretoria home.


Last year Pistorius made history at the London Olympics when he reached the 400m sprint semi final.