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Pistorius's future in athletics to be discussed

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius will meet with his agent to discuss if he will now compete abroad.

South African Oscar Pistorius competes in the men's 400m Round 1 heats at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Picture: London2012.com

JOHANNESBURG - Murder accused Oscar Pistorius’s agent says the athlete is yet to say whether he intends competing after months of inaction.

Pistorius is due back in court on 4 June, to face a murder charge for the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The double amputee shot his model girlfriend in his Pretoria East home on Valentine’s Day, after he allegedly mistook her for an intruder. He is out on R1 million bail.

This week the athlete’s lawyers successfully challenged his bail conditions in the North Gauteng High Court, where he was given permission to travel overseas.

This on condition he provides a detailed itinerary at least a week before his departure.

His agent Peet van Zyl said Pistorius had not trained since the incident and that he will meet the paralympian and his coach Ampie Louw next week.

“We will have a discussion based on the revised bail conditions which allow him to travel.”

Athletics South Africa spokesperson Hendrick Ramaala said the change in Pistorius’s bail conditions allows him to participate in upcoming events.

“Athletics South Africa won’t stand in Oscar’s way. He is free to compete in our National Championships coming up in two weeks.

“[And] he can still try to run some qualifying times for the World Championships in August.”

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Blade Runner is likely to compete at the London Anniversary Games from 26 to 28 July. That is the last major athletics event before the World Championships in Moscow in August.

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