Oscar Pistorius left off South African Paralympic team
South African double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius was left off the country's track team for the Paralympic world championships, reports the Associated Press. The event will take place in Lyon, France next month, and South Africa selected its 32 athletes on Thursday.
Pistorius was charged with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 19. Pistorius had planned to compete in the able-bodied world championships in Moscow (which end Aug. 18), but he has dropped out of all competition this year to focus on the trial. He has denied the murder charge and claims he thought Steenkamp was an intruder.