Athletics

Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for killing girlfriend

By Gary Anderson

Oscar Pistorius has been handed a five-year jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in jail for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Triple Paralympic champion Kurt Fearnley to release new autobiography

By Duncan Mackay

Kurt Fearnley's new book "Pushing the Limits" is due to be published on October 22 ©Penguin BooksAustralia's 11-time Paralympic medallist Kurt Fearnley is to his launch his new autobiography next Wednesday (October 22).

Pistorius to learn fate next week after court hears final arguments

By Daniel Etchells

Oscar Pistorius leaves the North Gauteng High Court today ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius is due to learn the outcome of his sentencing hearing in Pretoria on Tuesday (October 21) after Judge Thokozile Masipa heard the final arguments from both the defence and prosecution lawyers.

Pistorius "needs to pay for what he's done", says Steenkamp's cousin

By Zjan Shirinian

Arguments over whether Oscar Pistorius should be jailed have increased with the testimony of Reeva Steenkamp's cousin Kim Martin ©Charlie Shoemaker/Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius must "pay" for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, her cousin has told the six-time Paralympic champion's sentencing hearing.

Prosecutor warns judge over public backlash if Pistorius escapes jail term

By Gary Anderson

Oscar Pistorius enters court today as his sentencing hearing for killing Reeva Steenkamp continues in Pretoria ©Getty ImagesProsecutor Gerrie Nel has warned Judge Thokozile Masipa that she risks unleashing a public backlash if six-time Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius escapes a jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Jail would "break" Pistorius, court told

By Zjan Shirinian

The court heard that Oscar Pistorius would "break" if he was jailed ©Themba Hadebe/AFP/Getty ImagesPrison would "break" Oscar Pistorius and be unable to accommodate his disability, his sentencing hearing has been told.

Pistorius house arrest call branded "shockingly inappropriate" as sentencing hearing begins

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius faces up to 15 years in jail ©AFP/Getty ImagesA call for six-time Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius to be held under house arrest for three years and undertake community service for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has been branded "shockingly inappropriate".

Wheelchair racers George and McFadden reign supreme in Chicago once again

By Gary Anderson

Joshua George claimed his fourth Chicago Marathon win today in a dramatic finish ©AFP/Getty ImagesAmericans Joshua George and Tatyana McFadden reigned supreme at the Chicago Marathon once again, winning their fourth and fifth wheelchair racing titles respectively at the event.

University of Illinois named official US Paralympic training facility

By Emily Goddard

USOC Board member and Paralympic Advisory Committee Chairman Jim Benson, BP senior vice-president Corey Correnti, Tanya Gallagher, University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise, Disability Resources and Educational Services founder Tim Nugent, USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun, Tatyana McFadden and Adam Bleakney at the announcement of the University of Illinois as a US Paralympic Training Site ©USOCThe University of Illinois has been named an official United States Paralympic Training Site after signing an agreement with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
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