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Pistorius! Pistorius!

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The arbitrate tribunal TAS in Switzerland has finally started to redress the scandal of the IAAF’s stupid hypocrisy in keeping Oscar Pistorius out of the Olympics as a matter of principle disguised as a technical discussion on the alleged “unfair advantage”. those running “springs” are said to convey.

This is a great day indeed and all the more so as the CIO has accepted the TAS’s verdict.

And to those wondering about “unfairness”: would you prevent short-sighted competitors to attend an archery event, claiming the glasses may enahnce their ability to look in the distance?

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2008/May/16 at 21:44:19

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  1. a piece where I covered the case may be of interest
    in SCRIPT-ed – A Journal of Law, Technology & Society (open access journal)

    Oscar Pistorius and the Future Nature of Olympic, Paralympic and Other Sports
    Gregor Wolbring, pp.139-160 April 15,2008
    http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/ahrc/script-ed/issue5-1.asp
    and here my initial thoughts on the ruling
    http://wolbring.wordpress.com/2008/05/17/my-main-thought-on-the-pistorius-decision-of-the-court-of-arbitration-for-sports/

    wolbring

    2008/May/17 at 05:07:44

  2. […] will try to explain in detail why I do not agree with those who reacted negatively to the news that Pistorius will be given the opportunity to attempt qualifying for the Olympics. And no, I will not use emotional […]


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