Italian town suspends sponsorship deal with Pistorius: report

Pistorius was to train in Gemona for four months a year under the sponsorship deal, which also covered his accommodation and other expenses.

updated: March 04, 2013 10:25 IST
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Johannesburg: The Italian town of Gemona where South African murder-accused Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius used to train has frozen a sponsorship deal with him, a report revealed on Sunday.

Town mayor Paolo Urbani told City Press that a decision to suspend his contract was taken after the athlete was arrested for the alleged murder of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day.

In November, the town signed a five-year sponsorship deal with him, worth 15,000 euros ($19,500) per year, the newspaper said.

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