International Paralympic Committee says Pistorius can compete in 2016

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Oscar Pistorius Could Run at 2016 Rio Games
Friday September 12th, 2014

A spokesman for the International Paralympic Committee told the BBC Friday that if Oscar Pistorius wanted to compete in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, the organization "wouldn't stand in his way."

Pistorius was found guilty by a South African judge on Friday of culpable homicide and faces up to 15 years in prison. On Thursday, Pistorius was found not guilty of premeditated murder, a charge which carried a potential sentence of 25 years to life. 

VIDEO: How Oscar Pistorius went from track star to accused murderer

Pistorius killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Feb. 14, 2013. He shot her through a bathroom door, believing she was an intruder.

Pistorius will be sentenced on Oct. 13. 

In 2012, Pistorius became the first amputee to compete in the Olympics. He has also competed in three Paralympic games, winning six gold medals.

- Dan Gartland

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