Double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius will has been told that he is allowed to run at the Olympics. All he has to do is run the qualifying time.
It was Oscar's parents who decided to amputate Oscar's legs when was 11 months old. He was born with a congenital foot defect that left him with no calf bones [fibulae] nor ankles, and just two toes on each foot. A series of major operations may have allowed him to walk, albeit with a pronounced limp, but after consulting specialists around the world, Henke and Sheila decided amputation was best.