Oscar Pistorius is free to travel, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

Oscar Pistorius, 2011 Nike Pre Classic, photo by PhotoRun.net

Last night, on TLC channel, I watched a special on the travails of Oscar Pistorius. More each day, I find the similarities between Mr. Pistorius nightmare and O.J.Simpson growing larger each day. In the end, the tragic death of Reeva Steenkamp can not be reversed. 

In the note below, Alfons Juck reports that Oscar Pistorius is now being allowed to travel to IAAF events. IAAF spokesperson has agreed that Pistorius can run in IAAF events as he is presumed innocent until proven guilty. 

Pistorius free to travel

PRETORIA (RSA): Agencies are informing that South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, charged with murdering his girlfriend, will be allowed to travel after challenging his bail terms. A judge said the Olympic and Paralympic star would be allowed to leave South Africa to compete as long as he complies with certain conditions. He will also be allowed to return to his home in Pretoria, where Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed. In the hearing at Pretoria's High Court, Pistorius also sought an end to supervision by a probation officer and compulsory drug and alcohol testing. The state opposed the application. "I will sit down with him and discuss it with him, but he will be the one to decide and let us know if wants to race," his agent Peet van Zyl said about possible participation at competitions. "He has not trained yet, and when a man hasn't trained for such a long time he cannot just start racing again," van Zyl added. IAAF says he would be allowed to run at this year's world championships if he qualifies. IAAF spokesperson Yannis Nikolau said in a statement that Pistorius if selected would be able to compete at the worlds "on the basis of the innocent until proven guilty principle." Nikolau says the decision on whether Pistorius could run at other events would be at the "discretion of meeting organisers" and not the IAAF.

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