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German Federation Drops Amputee Long Jumper Markus Rehm From Tea

He made history last weekend with his outstanding performance,' Hoermann said. He said the decision was just the beginning of a general discussion on whether disabled athletes should compete in regular competitions. Prokop, the athletics federation president, said "worldwide rules" were needed and that he would ask the IAAF to look into the issue. Rehm, whose right leg was amputated below the knee, could appeal the decision to the DLV's own arbitration commission or go to a regular download court. Pistorius waged a four-year battle to win eligibility to compete in the Olympics. The IAAF banned him from running in its events on grounds that his carbon-fiber blades gave him an unfair advantage, but he won a court case in 2008 that allowed him to compete. He ran in the 400 and 4x400 relay at the 2011 world championships and 2012 London Games. Pistorius is now on trial in South Africa for murder after he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Feb. 14, 2013. <br>More:

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