Double-Amputee Can Pursue Olympic Dream

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Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been dubbed "The Cheetah" — he sprints on carbon fiber artificial limbs called the Cheetah Flex-Foot. (AFP/Getty Images)
Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been dubbed "The Cheetah" — he sprints on carbon fiber artificial limbs called the Cheetah Flex-Foot. (AFP/Getty Images)

An international sports arbitration panel has ruled that paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will be eligible to compete in the Beijing Olympics. Pistorius, 21, is a double-amputee. He runs on legs made of carbon fiber — which some say gives him an unfair advantage.

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