Double-Amputee Can Pursue Olympic Dream

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South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competing in the men's 400m race i

Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been dubbed "The Cheetah" — he sprints on carbon fiber artificial limbs called the Cheetah Flex-Foot. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competing in the men's 400m race

Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been dubbed "The Cheetah" — he sprints on carbon fiber artificial limbs called the Cheetah Flex-Foot.

Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

An international sports arbitration panel has ruled that paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will be eligible to compete in the Beijing Olympics. Pistorius, 21, is a double-amputee. He runs on legs made of carbon fiber — which some say gives him an unfair advantage.

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