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#Oscar Pistorius

# oscar-pistorius - Thursday 21 February, 2013

VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius's uncle says the athlete is in 'extreme shock' Oscar Pistorius This post contains videos

VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius's uncle says the athlete is in 'extreme shock'

Arnold Pistorius gave insights into how the 26-year-old athlete is behaving in the wake of the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius back in court as lead detective faces attempted murder charges

Charges against the detective has been withdrawn and Botha said he thought their reinstatement was linked to his work on this case.

# oscar-pistorius - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

PICTURES: Oscar Pistorius in court Oscar Pistorius This post contains images

PICTURES: Oscar Pistorius in court

Photographers were briefly allowed to work inside the courtroom today.

Oscar Pistorius bail hearing adjourned until tomorrow

Today’s hearing threw up many questions: was there testosterone in the house? Did Pistorius call paramedics? Was there a fight between the victim and the defendant? Why was he previously arrested?

Front Pages: South Africa's papers report Pistorius case

As there are no trial juries in South Africa, papers are not fearful of prejudicing proceedings.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

Reeva Steenkamp death: Pistorius back in court for day two of bail hearing

The South African athlete faces an uphill task to be granted bail while he awaits trial for the murder of his girlfriend last Thursday.

From The42 Sponsors Nike, Oakley sever ties to Oscar Pistorius Blade Runner

Sponsors Nike, Oakley sever ties to Oscar Pistorius

“Nike has no plans for Oscar Pistorius in upcoming campaigns,” a spokesman said last night.

# oscar-pistorius - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Oscar Pistorius: 'I tried to save Reeva. She died in my arms'

The court has adjourned the athlete’s bail hearing until 9am (South African time) tomorrow.

From The42 Reeva Steenkamp case: BBC sorry for playing shooting song after Oscar Pistorius bulletin Blade Runner

Reeva Steenkamp case: BBC sorry for playing shooting song after Oscar Pistorius bulletin

The bulletin on the digital station Radio 6 Music was followed by the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s version of “Hey Joe”.

Oscar Pistorius to face pre-meditated murder charge

The Paralympic champion stands accused of the pre-meditated murder of 29-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp.

Family members break down after funeral of Reeva Steenkamp Reeva Steenkamp This post contains images

Family members break down after funeral of Reeva Steenkamp

The model was remembered in an intimate, private ceremony this morning.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

Pistorius emotional during bail hearing as Reeva Steenkamp laid to rest

Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius is attending a bail hearing in South Africa today.

# oscar-pistorius - Monday 18 February, 2013

From The42 Reeva Steenkamp case: Steroids found at Oscar Pistorius home -- reports Blade Runner

Reeva Steenkamp case: Steroids found at Oscar Pistorius home -- reports

The South African athlete is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The42 'Why did he do this?' --  Reeva Steenkamp's mother demands answers from Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius

'Why did he do this?' -- Reeva Steenkamp's mother demands answers from Oscar Pistorius

“In the blink of an eye and a single breath, the most beautiful person who ever lived is no longer here.”

Pistorius cancels all future races as he prepares to face murder charge

Victim Reeva Steenkamp’s funeral will take place tomorrow, the same day as Pistorius faces a bail hearing. He is charged with her murder.

# oscar-pistorius - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Bloodied cricket bat found at Pistorius home: report

A South African newspaper has quoted police sources it says are close to the investigation.

# oscar-pistorius - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Pistorius 'numb with shock and grief', says uncle

The Olympic athlete’s family is strongly refuting the murder charge against him, saying they have “no doubt” there is “no substance to the allegation”.

Reeva Steenkamp's reality show to go ahead

The producers of the show said this week’s episode will be dedicated to the model’s memory.

# oscar-pistorius - Friday 15 February, 2013

Oscar Pistorius breaks down in court as bail hearing postponed

Prosecutors will be pursuing a pre-meditated murder charge.

Oscar Pistorius arrives in court to face girlfriend murder charges

The amputee athlete faces charges of shooting his girlfriend dead at his home in Pretoria, South Africa early yesterday morning.

# oscar-pistorius - Thursday 14 February, 2013

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Oscar Pistorius to spend night in jail

The 26-year-old athlete will appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court in connection with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

From The42 Oscar Pistorius profile: the inspirational 'Blade Runner' Review

Oscar Pistorius profile: the inspirational 'Blade Runner'

The South African athlete is one of the world’s most recognisable sportsmen.

South Africa police say Pistorius will not get special treatment

Police will oppose the athlete’s bail application as it dismisses reports that the victim was mistaken for a burglar.

UPDATE: South African athlete Oscar Pistorius charged with murder

A case of mistaken identity? The Paralympic gold medallist is said to be in shock after he reportedly shot dead his girlfriend at his home in Pretoria.

# oscar-pistorius - Monday 31 December, 2012

From The42 Here are the 61 most iconic images of the London 2012 Olympics Memories This post contains images

Here are the 61 most iconic images of the London 2012 Olympics

Starring Katie Taylor, Usain Bolt, Oscar Pistorius and erm, Boris Johnson.

# oscar-pistorius - Sunday 16 December, 2012

From The42 Nothing to see here -- just Oscar Pistorius racing against a horse Run Like The Wind This post contains videos

Nothing to see here -- just Oscar Pistorius racing against a horse

The race was held as part of the “Definitely Able” campaign which highlights people who have overcome disability to achieve their dreams.

# oscar-pistorius - Friday 7 September, 2012

From The42 Paralympic Breakfast: Smyth set to chase double double Team Ireland

Paralympic Breakfast: Smyth set to chase double double

We also have news of the other Irish athletes in action as the Games’ end comes into sight.

# oscar-pistorius - Thursday 6 September, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: Peacock takes Pistorius' 100m crown Paralympics This post contains videos

VIDEO: Peacock takes Pistorius' 100m crown

The Briton was in imperious 100 metre form tonight.

# oscar-pistorius - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

From The42 Paralympics: No evidence for Pistorius' blade claims, says IPC Blade Row

Paralympics: No evidence for Pistorius' blade claims, says IPC

The Games’ governing body has found no grounds for the sprinter’s complaint following his 200 metre defeat by Alan Oliveira.

From The42 Sprint showdown: Pistorius returns to defend 100m gold Paralympics

Sprint showdown: Pistorius returns to defend 100m gold

The South African goes up against world record holder Jonnie Peacock and Jerome Singleton in the Paralympics’ showpiece event, which starts tonight.

From The42 Paralympic Breakfast: Another busy day for Team Ireland Preview

Paralympic Breakfast: Another busy day for Team Ireland

Sean Baldwin is among the Irish athletes competing on Day Seven of the Paralympics.

# oscar-pistorius - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

From The42 Paralympic Village: Joy for Kearney and Barry on Day Six Review

Paralympic Village: Joy for Kearney and Barry on Day Six

It was a historic day in London, with a number of world records being broken.

# oscar-pistorius - Monday 3 September, 2012

From The42 Contrite: Pistorius apologises for ‘timing’ of prosthetic complaint London 2012

Contrite: Pistorius apologises for ‘timing’ of prosthetic complaint

The South African sprinter complained that Alan Oliveira’s legs were ‘unbelievably long’ after the Brazilan beat him in last night’s 200m final.

From The42 Paralympics: Defeated Pistorius wants prosthetics debate‎ Blade Runner 2

Paralympics: Defeated Pistorius wants prosthetics debate‎

The South African sprinter lost out to Alan Oliveira in a thrilling 200 metre final last night.

# oscar-pistorius - Saturday 1 September, 2012

From The42 Paralympic breakfast: Get ready for Oscar Pistorius Preview

Paralympic breakfast: Get ready for Oscar Pistorius

The South African athlete gets his Paralympic campaign underway, while Jason Smyth is in action again tonight.

# oscar-pistorius - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

From The42 Science corner: how the prosthetic 'blades' of Paralympic athletes work Paralympics 2012

Science corner: how the prosthetic 'blades' of Paralympic athletes work

The guys at LiveScience have been taking a closer look at the prosthetics worn by South African ‘blade runner’ Oscar Pistorius and others.