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Oscar Pistorius arrives for Games

Updated: July 27, 2012, 12:34 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Oscar Pistorius has arrived.

The double-amputee runner from South Africa touched down Friday ahead of the opening ceremony and his historic debut at the Olympics.

Pistorius will be the first amputee to compete on the track at the Olympics when he runs in the 400 meters and on South Africa's 4x400 relay team.

"I woke up this morning knowing I was travelling on the day of the opening ceremony and felt a mixture of pride, happiness and anticipation," Pistorius wrote in ...

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