1. BAD TIMING

    Pistorius Sorry for Outburst

    The sore loser is sorry, kind of. South African Oscar Pistorius has issued a formal apology for comments he made following his second-place finish in the Paralympic 200 meters. The current recordholder in the 200m, Pistorius was outrun by Brazilian Alan Oliveira in the final 20 meters of the race, finishing in 21.52, behind Oliveira’s 21.45. Although still adamant that the International Paralympic Committee reevaluate their artificial leg regulations, he now says that the timing of his comments was off. “I accept that raising these concerns immediately as I stepped off the track was wrong,” said Pistorius. “That was Alan's moment, and I would like to put on record the respect I have for him.”

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