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Oscar Pistorius sentence brings quick reaction from sports officials
Oscar Pistorius sentence brings quick reaction from sports officials

No matter how Oscar Pistorius ends up serving his five-year sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp, Paralympic officials say he will remain ineligible to compete for the duration, which rules him out of the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. In September, a South African judge found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide for shooting Steenkamp, his girlfriend, multiple times through the door of a toilet cubicle in his home in 2013. On Tuesday, he was sentenced to five years behind bars, but could be released from prison in less than an year to serve the remainder of his time under house arrest. The 27-year-old sprinter made history in 2012 as the first double-amputee to compete at the...

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