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ATHLETICS: Diamond League promoter rules out Pistorius invite

Published:Monday | September 15, 2014 | 1:21 PM

Oscar Pistorius is unlikely to be welcome at future Diamond League events, a promoter of the series says.

Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide after a judge ruled he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake.

The 27-year-old faces up to 15 years in jail, although the judge could suspend the sentence or only impose a fine, allowing him to compete again.

Brussels Diamond League chief Wilfried Meert says he doesn’t think he would invite Pistorius to his meet.

Meert believes his stance on the six-time Paralympic gold medallist will be shared by other Diamond League promoters.

Pistorius will be sentenced on October 13.

The International Paralympic Committee has already stated that the South African would be allowed to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games if he is not in jail.


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