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Oscar Pistorius Put Faith In Guns In Violent South Africa

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2013 | Sports

By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG, Feb 14 (Reuters) - When armed robbers burst into John Kullman's Johannesburg home last year, putting a pi...

'Blade Runner' Lived Olympic Dream Just Months Before Shocking Charge

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 04.16.2013 | Sports

LONDON — The figure of Oscar Pistorius racing around the Olympic track with his carbon-fiber blades whipping through the air was one of the endu...

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Len Berman | Posted 04.16.2013 | New York
Len Berman

The "Blade Runner," South African Oscar Pistorious has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend. He was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics in London last summer.

'Blade Runner' Charged With Murder

AP | JON GAMBRELL and GERALD IMRAY | Posted 04.16.2013 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in ...

'Blade Runner' Charged With Murder

Posted 02.14.2013 | Sports

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was charged on Thursday with murdering his girlfriend. According to Reuters, police launched an investigation after the...

Acute Body Transformations and Life Changing Events

George Heymont | Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

During the recent San Francisco Olympians Festival, two new works focused on what can happen when Greek gods decide to experiment with gender. These world premieres proved to be both fascinating and occasionally hilarious.

WATCH: Can Oscar Pistorius Outrun A Horse?

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Sports

Oscar Pistorius is no stranger to controversy, but this may the first time he finds himself in the middle of a debate involving a member of the animal...

Candoco: Thinking Beyond the Body (VIDEO) | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts

Coldplay have left the stadium but the buzz surrounding the Paralympic Games looks set to continue. Some feedback credits London 2012 for bridging the...

The Transhuman Paralympic Games

Andy Miah | Posted 11.10.2012 | Sports
Andy Miah

As technology improves, and as Paralympians get better, they may no longer desire to compete in the Paralympic Games, favoring the more high profile Olympic Games.

WATCH: 'Blade Runner' Dominates In 400 To Conclude Dual-Games Summer

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 11.08.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Oscar Pistorius completed his groundbreaking dual-games trip to London by finally winning an individual gold, defending his Paralympic ...

'Blade Runner' Surrenders Another Paralympics Title

AP | Posted 11.06.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Oscar Pistorius lost another of his Paralympic titles, finishing fourth in the 100-meter final. Jonny Peacock of Britain won the showp...

'Blade Runner' Apologizes

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 09.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Oscar Pistorius apologized Monday for the timing of his complaints about a rival's blades following his defeat in the Paralympic 200-meter f...

Pistorius Stunned At Paralympics

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 11.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- A month after his groundbreaking Olympic debut, Oscar Pistorius was reeling from a stunning upset Sunday in the London Paralympics. The "...

'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius Smashes World Record

Posted 09.02.2012 | Sports

Oscar Pistorius is off to a good start at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, setting a new world record Saturday in his 200m heat. The 25-year-old South ...

Pistorius Shifts Focus At Paralympics

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 10.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — After his trailblazing Olympic debut, double-amputee Oscar Pistorius is downplaying his chances of dominating at the Paralympics. ...

'Faster Than Usain Bolt:' Prosthetics Could Help Disabled Athletes Outdo Olympians

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 08.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Oscar Pistorius made history last month when he became the first double-amputee to compete at the Olympics. While the South African "Blade ...

Pistorius Shines Spotlight On Paralympics More Than Ever Before

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 10.26.2012 | Impact

LONDON — The Olympic rings have disappeared across London, and the Paralympic symbols hoisted in their place. Let the games begin – again....

Having It All: The Last Word

Brad Harrington | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business
Brad Harrington

In reflecting on this summer, the two stories that will stick with me most clearly are the London Summer Olympics and the "having it all" debate that has stimulated so much conversation.

A Letter to the Parents of the Olympic Athletes

Bethany Meyer | Posted 10.13.2012 | Parents
Bethany Meyer

When you held your babies for the first time, long before they were Olympians, did you wonder who they would be?

VOTE: What Was Your Favorite Olympics Moment?

Posted 08.13.2012 | Sports

How will you remember the London Olympics? Will it be the pomp of Opening and Closing ceremonies? The circumstances of Oscar Pistorius' Olympic de...

Pistorius Staying In London For Paralympics

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 08.11.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- As he left Olympic Stadium, Oscar Pistorius stopped for a moment and looked back. The double-amputee runner turned to take in the crowd of ...

Acceptance Is As Good As Gold

Aloysius Boyle | Posted 10.11.2012 | Impact
Aloysius Boyle

Known as "Blade Runner" because of his J-shaped carbon-fiber prosthetics, South African sprinter and double amputee Oscar Pistorius has captured the support of fans around the world and has a loyal fan base in our catastrophically combat wounded from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Oscar Pistorius' Prosthetic Legs: Do They Give Him an Advantage Over Other Olympic Runners?

Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT | Posted 10.10.2012 | Science
Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT

There is a faction of dissenters who believe that Pistorius is at an advantage over his able-bodied peers. Biomechanist Roger Kram of the University of Colorado and biophysicist Hugh Herr of MIT led a team of scientists to investigate this perceived advantage.

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....