Blade Runner Makes Olympic History

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius has made history by becoming the first amputee to compete in an Olympics track event.

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius made history when he joined the men's 400m heats as the first amputee to take part in an Olympics track event.

  • South Africa:  Oscar Stars in London Olympics 400 Metres, 5 August 2012

    There were 25 gold medals up for grabs on "Super Saturday" at the London Olympic Games, and while British athletes gave the home support what they wanted, delivering three gold ... read more »

  • South Africa:  'Blade-Runner' Makes Olympic History

    South African Press Association, 4 August 2012

    Oscar Pistorius made history on Saturday, finishing second in his first-round heat in the men's 400 metres sprint, to become the first amputee athlete to compete on the track at ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Oscar Pistorius Statement - Selected to Team South Africa, 4 July 2012

    Oscar Pistorius has released the following media statement following the announcement by Team South Africa that he will compete in the individual men's 400m and 4x400m relay at the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Pistorius Bridges Gap Between Disabled and Able Athletes

    Leadership, 14 July 2012

    South African double amputee sprint runner, Oscar Pistorius was included in South Africa's team for the London 2012 Olympic Games. His inclusion clears the way for him to become ... read more »