Oscar Pistorius escapes punishment over comments about opponents

Updated: Tuesday, 04 Sep 2012 12:27 | Comments

Oscar Pistorius apologised for his post-race comments
Oscar Pistorius apologised for his post-race comments

Oscar Pistorius will not face censure for his comments on regulations governing prosthetic running blades, the International Paralympic Committee said today.

The South African yesterday apologised for raising his concerns over the length of some rivals' blades immediately after being beaten to T44 200 metres gold by Brazil's Alan Fonteles Oliveira on Sunday night.

IPC communications director Craig Spence said: "There will be no disciplinary action against Oscar for his comments."

A date is still to be set for a meeting between Pistorius and the IPC, with arrangements being taken place through official channels.

"We're waiting for the national Paralympic committee of South Africa to go through the relevant channels and contact the IPC and then the meeting will be set up," Spence added.

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