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FILE - The Sept. 1, 2011 file photo shows South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, center, speaking with South Africa's Willem De Beer, left, and South Africa's Shane Victor following a qualification round for the Men's 4x400m Relay at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Double amputee Oscar Pistorius has been selected for South Africa's Olympic 4x400 relay team. (AP PhotoAnja Niedringhaus)
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FILE - This Aug. 28, 2011 file photo shows South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competing in a heat of the men's 400-meter at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea. The South African double amputee is going to the London 2012 Olympics, re-igniting the fierce debate over the carbon fiber blades he runs on and his right to compete alongside able-bodied athletes. (AP PhotoKevin Frayer, File)
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, July 7, 2012, South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competes during the 400m men's event at the KBC Night of Athletics in Heusden, Belgium. The South African double amputee is going to the London 2012 Olympics, re-igniting the fierce debate over the carbon fiber blades he runs on and his right to compete alongside able-bodied athletes. (AP PhotoGeert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
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FILE - This file photo dated Tuesday, May 22, 2012 shows the blades of South Africa's Oscar Pistorius after his victory in the T424344 men's 200m during the Paralympic World Cup, at the Manchester Regional Arena, Manchester, England. The South African double amputee is going to the London 2012 Olympics, re-igniting the fierce debate over the carbon fiber blades he runs on and his right to compete alongside able-bodied athletes. (AP PhotoJon Super, File)
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South Africa's double amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius prepares to start in the Men's 400m race at the Golden Spike Athletic meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Friday, May 25, 2012. (AP PhotoPetr David Josek)
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South Africa's Oscar Pistorius is greeted by fans after winning the 400 metres event during the track and field meeting dedicated to the late Polish Olympic champion Kamila Skolimowska, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. (AP PhotoAlik Keplicz)
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South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competes in a heat of the Men's 400m race at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.(AP PhotoMatt Dunham)
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South Africa's Oscar Pistorius waves to the crowd after his victory in the T424344 Men's 200m during the Paralympic World Cup, at the Manchester Regional Arena, Manchester, England, Tuesday May 22, 2012. (AP PhotoJon Super)
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FILE - The Sept. 1, 2011 file photo shows South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, right, passing the baton to South Africa's Ofentse Mogawane in a qualification round for the Men's 4x400m Relay at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea. South Africa said Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 Oscar Pistorius has been left off 4x400-meter relay team for Friday's final. (AP PhotoAnja Niedringhaus)
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South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competes in a heat of the Men's 400m at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP PhotoKevin Frayer)
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South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, right, shakes hands with winner Jamaica's Jermaine Gonzales, left, after he placed last in a Men's 400m semifinal at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. (AP PhotoAnja Niedringhaus)
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Former South African President Nelson Mandela, left, looks on as double-leg amputee Oscar Pistorius, right, shows him his three gold medals at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday Oct 3, 2008. Mandela has requested to personally congratulate the Beijing Olympic and Paralympics medalists. (AP PhotoThemba Hadebe)
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The regular prosthetic legs of double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius, not his racing blades, are seen on the track as Pistorius prepares for the Dutch Open Paralympics event in Emmeloord, Netherlands, Friday, May 30, 2008. The South African wants to qualify for the Beijing Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that his prosthetic racing blades do not give him an unfair advantage over able-bodied runners. (AP PhotoPeter Dejong)
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South Africa's Oscar Pistorius starts a 400m race during a Diamond League Athletics meeting at Crystal Palace in London, Friday, Aug. 13, 2010. (AP PhotoTom Hevezi)
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South African amputee champion sprinter, Oscar Pistorius, enters the athletics track prior to a training session in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday June 21, 2007. International track officials said Friday June 22, 2007 that Pistorius can now compete against the world's best athletes in a softening of attitude towards the disabled runner and his high-tech prosthetic blades. (AP PhotoDenis Farrell)

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Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee runner, is taking the issue of disabled vs. able-bodied competition into new territory as he prepares for the London Olympics.

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