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Oscar Pistorius barred from Rio Paralympics

Oscar Pistorius

BY COURT ORDER, THIS IMAGE IS FREE TO USE. PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 21 (SOUTH AFRICA OUT): Oscar Pistorius after he is sentenced in the Pretoria High Court on October 21, 2014, in Pretoria, South Africa. Judge Thokozile Masipa handed down her sentence today in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison. (Photo by Herman Verwey/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

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Oscar Pistorius will not be allowed to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympics if his sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp stands, an International Paralympic Committee spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

Pistorius, a six-time Paralympic track champion, was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics at London 2012.

Pistorius, 27, could serve less than a year in prison of a maximum five-year sentence. Even if he is released from prison early and under correctional supervision in that case, the IPC would not allow him to compete in Brazil in September 2016.

Video: Oscar Pistorius receives his sentence

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