Pistorius not welcomed at future Diamond League events

September 15, 2014 12:52 PM

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Six times Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius is unlikely to be welcome at future Diamond League events according to a promoter of the series.

Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide after a judge ruled he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake.

The 27-year-old faces up to 15 years in jail, although the judge could suspend the sentence or only impose a fine, allowing him to compete again.

Brussels Diamond League chief Wilfried Meert who said "no" to Pistorius being invited, believes his stance on the Blade Runner, who will be sentenced on 13 October, will be shared by other Diamond League promoters.

Meert said: "Having met quite a lot of them recently, once in a while the conversation turned to the Pistorius case and I don't think there are many around that will accept him again in their meet."

The International Paralympic Committee in the meantime has already stated that the South African will be allowed to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games if he is not in jail.

But Meert speaking to BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek programme, added: "There will always be so much doubt around him.

"He is not the kind of person you want to make a promotion for our sport."

Pistorius made history by becoming the first amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympics when he took part in the 400m at London 2012.

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