Oscar Pistorius' Olympic Debut Spurs Discussion On Sports And Technology

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competes during the
 400m men's event at the KBC Night of Athletics in
Heusden, Belgium on July 7, 2012.
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 been cleared to participate in the London Olympics.

“I’m inspired by [Oscar]," said Tim Reynolds during a discussion Friday with HuffPost Live. "But… I don’t necessarily believe that he should be allowed to compete in the regular Olympics because there is a subdivision of the Olympics games for people with disabilities."

The 25-year-old middle distance runner is set to compete in the men's 400-meter race as well as the 4x400-meter relay. Pistorius is not among the medal favorites but he will surely be among the most discussed Olympians in London. Dubbed the "Blade Runner," Pistorius is a double-amputee who uses prosthetic legs to compete. His career occurs at the intersection of technology and talent.  (Huffingtonpost.com)


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