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Pistorius insulted

Wed., Sept. 7, 2011

Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius cut short a BBC radio interview Tuesday after he was asked whether he could be viewed as an “inconvenient embarrassment” to track and field officials for competing in able-bodied competitions. The South African 400-meter specialist who runs on carbon-fiber blades took part in the world championships in Daegu, South Korea, and hopes to run in next year’s London Olympics. Pistorius was asked on the BBC’s “Today” program whether he might be considered an “inconvenient embarrassment to South African authorities and the IAAF because, effectively, you’re taking them into uncharted ethical waters.” “I think that’s an insult to me and I think this interview is over,” Pistorius responded. –AP


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