Sascoc may take action against Pistorius

FILE: Oscar Pistorius makes history by competing in the heats of the 400m of the Olympic Games in the Olympic Stadium. Picture: SA Sports Picture Agency.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Sports, Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) warned Oscar Pistorius could be punished by sporting bodies or face being banned if it is found there were in fact performance-enhancing drugs at his Pretoria home.

It emerged in court that police found two bottles of testosterone as well as needles at the Paralympian's Pretoria home. 

This follows the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home last week Thursday.

Sascoc's CEO Tubby Reddy said, “What was found in his apartment one can ascertain from authorities what it was and if there is any evidence that is was steroids then action can will be taken against him, even if he only had it in his possession.”

Reddy said the world needed to sit back and let the trial take its course.

“The man and what he has achieved is of iconic status, but now the law has to take its course.”