IPC statement on the verdict in the Oscar Pistorius case

13 Sep 2014
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“Following today’s verdict, our thoughts remain with all those who have been affected by this terrible tragedy, in particular the family and friends of Reeva Steenkamp who sadly lost her life in this incident.

“Throughout this case, the IPC has stressed the importance of differentiating between Oscar’s contribution to the Paralympic Movement and his private life.

“As a sports organisation, it would be unwise for the IPC to comment on the conclusion of a court case that is not related to sport.”

A recorded broadcast interview with the IPC's Chief Executive Officer, Xavier Gonzalez, is available on request from the IPC's Broadcasting Manager, Jose Manuel Dominguez by contacting jose.dominguez@paralympic.org or +49 228 2097-104.