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Pistorius allowed to leave South Africa for track meets

Oscar Pistorius, who is charges with the shooting death of his girlfriend, will be allowed to run at this year’s world championships.

AP File/2012

Oscar Pistorius, who is charges with the shooting death of his girlfriend, will be allowed to run at this year’s world championships.

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — International athletics body the IAAF says Oscar Pistorius would be allowed to run at this year’s world championships if he qualifies after the double-amputee runner was cleared by a court to leave South Africa to compete in track meets.

The Olympic athlete had appealed against some of his bail conditions, and a judge ruled Thursday that Pistorius can travel outside of South Africa to run, but with certain conditions. Pistorius is charged with murder in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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IAAF spokesman Yannis Nikolau says in a statement that there would be no objection from the world body to Pistorius competing at the worlds, saying ‘‘on the basis of the ‘innocent until proven guilty’ principle he would be free to run.’’

Nikolau says the decision on whether Pistorius could run at other events would be at the ‘‘discretion of meeting organizers’’ and not the IAAF.

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