February 14, 2013
Oscar Pistorius: Another fallen sports hero?
By STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency

Paralympic and Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius. (AFP files)

Oscar Pistorius apologized. He arrived late after the best of his Olympic moments, soaking everything in, leaning up against a fence beneath the stands of the great London stadium, with an explanation most reporters had never heard before.

“Sorry,” he said, his eyes surveying this once-in-a-lifetime scene. “I had to change my legs.”

We laughed. We smiled. We - and the rest of the world - soaked it all in. “He is magic,” my friend Christie Blatchford wrote for the National Post. “Lit from within.” And at an Olympic Games so full of remarkable, so full of wonder, the story of the Blade Runner from South Africa competing on carbon-fibre legs, became the inspirational focal point of the Summer Games.

 



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