Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius will not be allowed to run in the Paralympics for the whole of his five-year jail term, even if he is released early under house arrest, a spokesman for the organisers of the event said Tuesday.
"He will not be able to compete for five years. For us he would have to serve the whole term even if he was released early," International Paralympic Committee spokesman Craig Spence told AFP.
Pistorius, 27, was jailed for five years on Tuesday for culpable homicide over the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A member of Pistorius's legal team, Roxanne Adams, said Pistorius could be transferred to house arrest after 10 months.