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Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius's Olympic Inspiration

Posted 08.10.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: This summer’s Olympics have had countless memorable moments -- fr...

Pistorius Finally Gets His Relay Turn

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.11.2012 | Sports

By the time that Oscar Pistorius got the baton for the anchor leg of the men's 4x400 meter relay final, South Africa was well out of medal contention....

LIVE: London Olympics Day 14

AP/The Huffington Post | The Associated Press | Posted 10.10.2012 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Here are five things to look out for at the London Olympics on Friday: ___ 1. 4x100 RELAY: The American ...

Olympics More Than Sports

Diana Nyad | Posted 10.09.2012 | Sports
Diana Nyad

As much as the media pushes the medal count, we the fans are smarter than that. We don't care much about who wins. We want to feel. And in every sport there is a story to be told, feelings to be kindled.

PROTEST! Pistorius's Relay Team Advances After Appeal

AP | Posted 10.09.2012 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Oscar Pistorius and his South African teammates are moving on to the 4x400-meter relay final at the Olympics without even finishing th...

Pistorius Denied Relay Run

AP | Posted 10.09.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Oscar Pistorius never even got the baton. The double-amputee runner from South Africa was on the track but didn't get to run in the 4x400...

Oscar Pistorius: Unfair Advantage or Healthy Debate?

Steven Stanhope | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Steven Stanhope

If Oscar Pistorius doesn't have an advantage in his races, then we in the world of orthopedic rehabilitation aren't doing our job.

Most Inspiring Picture Ever? Olympic Sprinter And 5-Year-Old Double-Amputee Share Precious Moment

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.08.2012 | Good News

He's a world record holding sprinter from South Africa. She's a spunky 8-year-old from Essex, England. In an inspiring series of images that have rece...

Olympian Imperfection

Rachel Adams | Posted 08.06.2012 | Sports
Rachel Adams

Much as we may admire the spectacle of perfectly muscled, perfectly strong, and vibrant Olympian bodies, what makes us care are the stories of illness and disability that attest to the athletes' humanity.

'Blade Runner' Already Looking To Rio

AP | JOHN LEICESTER | Posted 08.06.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Oscar Pistorius' plan now is to go even quicker at the next Olympics. The double-amputee sprinter said he's setting his sights on Rio de ...

Pistorius Out Of Running For 400M Gold

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.11.2012 | Sports

Oscar Pistorius may have to settle for merely making history at the London Olympics after failing to qualify for the men's 400 meter final. Pistor...

Oscar Pistorius Revolutionizes Olympic Notions

AP | JOHN LEICESTER | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- There are times when history only becomes clear with hindsight and others – rarer, more goose-bumpy – when you actually feel it ...

Olympics Caption Contest: Blade Runner (PHOTO)

Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, aka the "Blade Runner," and Jamaica's Rusheen McDonald compete in a men's 400-meter heat in the Olympic Stadium at the...

'Blade Runner' Not Just Making History

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- It began with a smile at the starting line. Moments later, Oscar Pistorius took off and the click-click-clicking of carbon on the track w...

LIVE DISCUSSION: 'Blade Runner' To Make Olympic Debut

Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports

While the character and work ethic of South African track star Oscar Pistorius are widely hailed there are mixed opinions about whether he should have...

The Blade Runner's Edge: A Human Element

John Converse Townsend | Posted 10.03.2012 | Sports
John Converse Townsend

Oscar Pistorius' participation in the Olympic Games is no threat to the spirit of the competition; fear-mongering, intolerance and corruption certainly are.

Forget Bolt: Other Major Story Lines At Olympic Track

AP | Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports

LONDON — There's little doubt that Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake will get plenty of attention at the London Games, where the athletics – ak...

Will 'Blade Runner' Face Controversy With An Olympic Win?

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 10.01.2012 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Oscar Pistorius is brave, articulate, polite, polished, handsome and funny. He doesn't play the victim and never complains. Those reas...

Will 'Blade Runner' Win An Olympic Medal?

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 10.01.2012 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Getting to the Olympics was incredible enough for Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee track star running on carbon fiber blades. Now h...

The 8 Olympians the World Wants to Watch

Steve Harmon | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports
Steve Harmon

More than 10,000 athletes from all over the world will compete at the Olympics in the next few weeks, making it extremely hard for anyone to keep up with who's doing what and when. So we wondered, just who does the world want to watch anyway?

Do Fake Feet Give Olympic Runner Unfair Advantage?

Posted 07.26.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 07/26/2012 09:27 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Oscar Pistorius can run a quarter mile in 45.07 seconds — f...

Blade New World: Oscar Pistorius and Awesome Prosthetic Technology

Tony Phillips | Posted 09.08.2012 | Good News
Tony Phillips

Oscar Pistorius, the Blade Runner, is a world class athlete. No need to qualify that -- he's not a world class disabled athlete. He's world class, period.

VOTE: Does 'Blade Runner' Have Advantage?

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 09.08.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Is manmade material superior to muscle? Are those blades better than real legs? Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee runner, is taking the...

'Blade Runner' Set To Run In London

AP | GERALD IMRAY and KIM CHAKANETSA | Posted 09.03.2012 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — Never count out Oscar Pistorius. The Blade Runner will be competing in the London Olympics after all, in his favorite event, the...

The Ones To Watch In London

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 04.18.2012 | Sports

By Stephen Wilson, The Associated Press LONDON — Wednesday marks 100 days until the London Olympics, a good time to look at some of the athletes ...