Prosthetics in Sports: Disability or Advantage?

Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee from South Africa, calls himself the fastest man on no legs. He wants to race on prosthetics against the best two-legged sprinters in the world. But the international governing body on track and field declared that his prosthetics give him an unfair advantage.

Jere Longman, reporter, The New York Times

Robert Hersh, member of the International Association of Athletics Federations Council

Brian Frasure, paralympic athlete

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