Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee sprinter, was cleared Friday to compete in his bid to qualify for the Beijing Games.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned a ruling by the International Association of Athletics Federations that barred the 21-year-old runner from the Olympics.
From the news reports - “I am ecstatic,” Pistorius said. “When I found out I was crying. It is a battle that has been going on for far too long. It’s a great day for sport. I think this day is going to go down in history for the equality of disabled people.”
He embodies the Olympic ideal as it was meant to be.
"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well." — Pierre de Coubertin
Ask not alone for Victory, ask for Courage. For if you can endure, you bring Honor to yourself. Even more you bring Honor to us all. — Author unknown words that have sent Olympic competitors into the arena for more than 2,000 years
Good luck Blade Runner.