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Oscar Pistorius is going to the Olympics: Oscar Pistorius has been selected to run in both the individual 400 metres and the 4×400-metre relay at the London Olympics and is set to become the first amputee track athlete to compete at any games.In a surprising last-minute decision Wednesday, South Africa’s Olympic committee and national track federation cleared the double amputee to run in his individual event.

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Oscar Pistorius of South Africa, who wears carbon fibre blades, will become the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics. He was selected to run the 400 meters individual competition in London. (AP Photo/Paolo Giovannini)

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Oscar Pistorius is very close to qualifying for the London Olympics, not the Paralympics, the Olympics. Wow!

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius makes it to semifinals of Olympic 400. Awesome!!!

Superhuman of the Year: Oscar Pistorius GQ correspondent Andrew Corsello sits down with Oscar Pistorius, soon to be the world’s first paraplegic Olympic runner. A taste below: “Don’t get me wrong—it’s a privilege to be an icon for those who were born the way I was or who have been injured,” says Pistorius. “It may sound strange, but I’ve got to focus on the fact that what got me to where I am is my ability as an athlete. It’s about track now.” Which isn’t to say that Pistorius, who ...

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius finishes 2nd in his heat to reach the 400-m semifinals