Oscar Pistorius will not be able to compete at any major event, including Rio 2016, for five years, even if he is released before his five year sentence is complete, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has ruled.
The judge in his case, Thokozile Masipa, found the South African guilty of culpable homicide while he was also handed a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms offence.
Despite Pistorius' defence lawyer Barry Roux claiming that he expects the sprinter to serve a minimum of 10 months in jail before being considered for house arrest, the IPC has confirmed that he will not be able to compete in any of their sanctioned events for the full five-year sentence.
"If someone is charged by court they must serve their full sentence regardless of whether they are released early or not," Craig Spence, director of media and communications at the IPC, told insidethegames.
"The only chance of this changing is if they successful appeal the sentence."
As well as covering the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, this five-year ban will also include the 2015 and 2017 IPC World Athletics Championships in Doha and London respectively.
The 27-year-old made history at London 2012 when he became the first amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympic Games.
Despite the IPC's firm commitment to the five-year ban, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is yet to reveal whether the South African will be eligible to compete at any of its future events.
In a statement today, the organisation acknowledged the court's decision but refused to comment on its stance towards Pistrious' future participation.
"We take note of the court's decision," the statement read.
"This is a human tragedy for the family of Reeva Steenkamp and also for Oscar Pistorius.
"We hope very much that time will bring comfort to all those concerned but at this stage we have no further comment to make."
The International Association of Athletics Federations echoed the IOC's stance on the issue as they refused to comment on the matter.
This sentiment was again repeated by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) in a statement to insidethegames.
"Subsequent to Judge Thokozile Masipa's judgment on [the] Oscar Pistorius court case, SASCOC's thoughts remain with the respective families and parties involved," the statement read.
"As has been SASCOC's stand point throughout the case, we will not be making any reference on anything related to Oscar Pistorius as the law has followed due process and run its course."
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