South African Olympic Committee: Oscar Pistorius free to compete

Monday September 15th, 2014

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee chief executive Tubby Reddy says Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius is free to compete, even after he was convicted for culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. 

Reddy told The Associated Press that the committee has no regulations that prevents someone with a criminal record from representing South Africa.

Reddy says "as he stands right now, he is free (to compete) and can do as long as the judge in his case allows it. 

Pistorius is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 13 after being found guilty of killing Steenkamp. He faces up to 15 years in prison, but could also receive probation. 

- Scooby Axson   

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