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Oscar Pistorius and the Fault in Our Sports Stars

Libby Blanchard | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Sport
Libby Blanchard

Everybody likes a good story of courage and overcoming the odds. But we are misguided to assume that excellence in a sport or in a public forum also means excellence in life, in living, and in the task of being human. What is truly courageous, basketball star Charles Barkley once said, is "a father or mother who gets up every morning to go to work to put food on the table for his family."

Her Name Was Reeva Steenkamp

Kat Lister | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK
Kat Lister

His jail sentence, his crime, his life, his guilt. The language of the perpetrator is everywhere, yet the language of the victim is nowhere to be found. 439 words and Reeva isn't named once, referred to singularly at the beginning with poetic abandon: 'He killed his girlfriend.'What we have here is an insensitively-timed rumination on prison reform at the expense of a 'girlfriend' Simon Jenkins didn't even have the consideration to name. Spectacular timing in a year when it was revealed around 90% of all reports of domestic violence to police forces in England and Wales are taken no further.

Judge vs Jury? You Decide, an Oscar Pistorius Debrief.

Rae Duke | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

To me, it seems the major distinction in the judge Vs jury debate is this: Judges have to answer to people, their profession and the media. Those on jury service have only to answer to their own consciences. Which is better? I have no idea. But it seemed like a fitting time to ask the question.

Can Psychology Explain What Happened Between Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Although there has been a verdict in the Oscar Pistorius trial, will this satisfy global curiosity as to what happened on the night that Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead by Oscar Pistorius?

Pistorius Reads Out Steenkamp's Unopened Valentines Card

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK

Oscar Pistorius read out a Valentine's card from his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, given to him only hours before he shot her dead. The Paralympian s...

Pistorius: 'I'm Scared to Sleep'

Cassandra Ward | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

Oscar Pistorius took the stand at his trial today, accused of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Opening with a tearful apology to the Steenkamp family, the athlete spoke of the night he shot his girlfriend, saying: "I was simply trying to protect Reeva."

Pistorius Had 'Great Enthusiasm' For Guns

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

Oscar Pistorius showed a "great love of and enthusiasm for guns", according to a witness at the murder trial of the paralympian. The athlete, who i...

Pistorius Knowingly Broke Fundamental Gun Law

Cassandra Ward | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

A firearms exam completed by Oscar Pistorius suggests the star knew better than to shoot blindly at a suspected intruder, the court heard today. Firearm licence facilitator, Sean Patrick Rens read out the test which included scenario-based questions involving correct firearm protocol if under attack.

Oscar's Account of Reeva's Death Is Brought Into Question

Cassandra Ward | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

Graphic evidence from the forensic pathologist who carried out Reeva Steenkamp's autopsy has cast new doubt in the trial of Oscar Pistorius...

Oscar Pistorius Cries And Retches In Court As Trial Hears Graphic Testimony

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

On the fourth day of his murder trial, Oscar Pistorius reportedly broke down as a neighbour described the moment he tried to save the athlete's mortal...

Witness Claims Pistorius Asked Him to Take Blame for Accidental Restaurant Shot

Cassandra Ward | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

A witness has testified in the trial of Oscar Pistorius that the Olympian asked a friend to take the blame for firing a shot in an upmarket restaurant. Boxer, Kevin Lerena, appeared at Pistorius trial as a prosecution witness and outlined the events of the shooting, which took place at Tasha's restaurant, in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, on 13 January 2013.

Her Name Was Reeva Steenkamp

Louise Pennington | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK
Louise Pennington

When Steenkamp was killed in February 2013, media outlets like the Sun and the Daily Mail chose to run articles featuring Steenkamp in bikinis; as if Steenkamp only mattered because she was beautiful and, by default, white. I thought this, only with live coverage of the trial, would be debased as humanity could get. I was wrong.

Oscar Pistorius Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering Girlfriend

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Oscar Pistorius has pleaded not guilty to the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as his trial began in Pretoria, South Africa. The 27-year-old do...

Oscar Pistorius Trial To Be Televised

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

A South African court has ruled that the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius can be televised. The trial of the Paralympic star, charged with the murd...

Reeva Steenkamp's Parents Reveal Model's Chilling Premonition Of Her Death

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

As the world's press revs up for Oscar Pistorius's murder trial, with a pre-trial hearing set for Tuesday in Pretoria, South Africa, Reeva Steenkamp's...

Pistorius Won't Compete Again In 2013

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Sport

Oscar Pistorius will not compete again this year as he awaits trial for murder, despite receiving a number of meeting invitations, his agent has confi...

Pistorius Pictured On Running Track For First Time Since Reeva Steenkamp's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Sport

Oscar Pistorius was pictured on the running track for the first time since the death of Reeva Steenkamp, as he deals with his grief. Pistorius, who...

Oscar Pistorius 'On Verge Of Suicide'

PA | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

Oscar Pistorius is "on the verge of suicide" as he is forced to sell off his belongings to fight a charge of premeditated murder, a friend of the Para...

Pistorius Family 'Deeply Concerned' By Father's Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Sport

Oscar Pistorius' family have distanced themselves from controversial comments made by the Olympian's father about gun violence in South Africa. Pis...

Oscar Pistorius: The Fallen Hero Affirmed What I Already Knew

Alex Taylor | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Taylor

The sharpest tragedy in the Pistorius scandal is the death of a young, intelligent woman - Reeva Steenkamp. Yet, the whole episode also threatens to strike a dagger into last year's Olympic legacy. For all that Pistorius did to prove the irrelevance of disability; he is now the blade runner that malfunctioned.

PICTURED: Reeva Steenkamp Driving Into Oscar Pistorius's Home The Day Before Her Death

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

CCTV images of a smiling Reeva Steenkamp driving into the gated estate of Oscar Pistorius's home have emerged. Believed to be the last images take...

Brother Of Oscar Pistorius Charged Over The Death Of A Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2013 | UK

The brother of superstar athlete Oscar Pistorius is also facing trial over the death of a woman, it has been reported. Carl Pistorius arriving at h...

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 22 February 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

The shop-window mannequin, with no personality of its own, of news First of all, the media interest in the lonely death of Reeva Steenkamp is underst...

Oscar Pistorius 'Must Live With Conscience' If Lying, Says Reeva Steenkamp's Father Barry

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK

The father of Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend has warned the athlete will have to "live with his conscience" if he is lying about how he killed her. B...

Pistorius Granted Bail

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Sport

Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail by Magistrate Desmond Nair after a marathon hearing in Pretoria Magistrates' Court ahead of the full trial for t...