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The Olympics loom for Oscar Pistorius

The next year will be fascinating now that he's met the qualifying standard

Originally Published: August 5, 2011
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

You hope the murmuring and arguing that has already restarted now that Oscar Pistorius has done the remarkable, the extraordinary, the heretofore unfathomable will not drag him down between now and the 2012 London Olympics. Because what Pistorius, a double-amputee sprinter, was able to do on a muggy night in Lignano, Italy, on July 19 is the sort of mind-blowing achievement that shouldn't be unfairly derailed by this unsettled debate. He thought he had already navigated it once, but ...

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