South African bilateral amputee Oscar Pistorius, who runs with
carbon fiber running prosthetics attached to his legs, will not be
allowed to compete at this year’s Beijing Olympics, Reuters news
service reported. A report commissioned by the International
Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) released on Monday,
January 14, concluded that the artificial limbs used by Pistorius
give him a significant advantage over able-bodied runners.