Double-amputee Oscar Pistorius in action

A source of controversy, inspiration and fascination, Oscar Pistorius' green-light to run in the Olympics has suddenly made for one of the biggest stories to watch in London. -- Jason Owens

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 27: Oscar Pistorius looks on during day 3 of the 2012 Nedbank National Championships for the Physically Disabled at the Athletics Stadium on March 27, 2012 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
2012 Nedbank National Championships For The Physically Disabled: Day 3
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 27: Oscar Pistorius looks on during day 3 of the 2012 Nedbank National Championships for the Physically Disabled at the Athletics Stadium on March 27, 2012 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 29: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa prepares to compete in the men's 400 metres semi finals during day three of the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Daegu Stadium on August 29, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
13th IAAF World Athletics Championships Daegu 2011 - Day Three
DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 29: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa prepares to compete in the men's 400 metres semi finals during day three of the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Daegu Stadium on August 29, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 01: (R-L) Oscar Pistorius of South Africa runs towards teammate Ofentse Mogawane during the men's 4x400 metres relay heats during day six of the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Daegu Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
13th IAAF World Athletics Championships Daegu 2011 - Day Six
DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 01: (R-L) Oscar Pistorius of South Africa runs towards teammate Ofentse Mogawane during the men's 4x400 metres relay heats during day six of the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Daegu Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 01: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa passes the relay baton to Ofentse Mogawane of South Africa as they compete competes in the men's 4x400 metres relay heats during day six of the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Daegu Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
13th IAAF World Athletics Championships Daegu 2011 - Day Six
DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 01: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa passes the relay baton to Ofentse Mogawane of South Africa as they compete competes in the men's 4x400 metres relay heats during day six of the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Daegu Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - JANUARY 07: Athlete Oscar Pistorius and his dance partner Annalisa Longo perform on the Italian TV show 'Ballando Con Le Stelle' at Auditorium Rai on January 7, 2012 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/Getty Images)
"Ballando Con Le Stelle" Italian TV Show - January 7, 2012
ROME, ITALY - JANUARY 07: Athlete Oscar Pistorius and his dance partner Annalisa Longo perform on the Italian TV show 'Ballando Con Le Stelle' at Auditorium Rai on January 7, 2012 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 8: Oscar Pistorius shows off his skills as Chairman of LOCOG Lord Coe and Ellie Simmonds look on during the International Paralympic Day at Trafalgar Square on September 8, 2011 in London, England. The day marks the start of Paralympic tickets going on sale on September 9, 2011. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
International Paralympic Day in Trafalgar Square
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 8: Oscar Pistorius shows off his skills as Chairman of LOCOG Lord Coe and Ellie Simmonds look on during the International Paralympic Day at Trafalgar Square on September 8, 2011 in London, England. The day marks the start of Paralympic tickets going on sale on September 9, 2011. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 14: Oscar Pistorius runs with the relay baton during day 2 of the Yellow Pages South African Senior Championship at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University on April 14, 2012 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Oscar Pistorius
PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 14: Oscar Pistorius runs with the relay baton during day 2 of the Yellow Pages South African Senior Championship at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University on April 14, 2012 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa attends a press conference at Schiphol Airport on May 15, 2012 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Helene Wiesenhaan/Getty Images)
Oscar Pistorius Press Conference
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa attends a press conference at Schiphol Airport on May 15, 2012 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Helene Wiesenhaan/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa on his way to victory in the men's T42/43/44 200m during day one of the BT Paralympic World Cup at Sportcity on May 22, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
BT Paralympic World Cup - Day One
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa on his way to victory in the men's T42/43/44 200m during day one of the BT Paralympic World Cup at Sportcity on May 22, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa on his way to victory in the men's T42/43/44 200m during day one of the BT Paralympic World Cup at Sportcity on May 22, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
BT Paralympic World Cup - Day One
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa on his way to victory in the men's T42/43/44 200m during day one of the BT Paralympic World Cup at Sportcity on May 22, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
HENGELO, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27:Oscar Pistorius of South Africa competes in the Men's 100 meters Sprint during the FBK Games as part of the IAAF World Challenge at Fanny Blankers-Koen Stadium on May 27, 2012 in Hengelo, Netherlands. (Photo by Helene Wiesenhaan/Getty Images)
FBK Games Hengelo
HENGELO, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27:Oscar Pistorius of South Africa competes in the Men's 100 meters Sprint during the FBK Games as part of the IAAF World Challenge at Fanny Blankers-Koen Stadium on May 27, 2012 in Hengelo, Netherlands. (Photo by Helene Wiesenhaan/Getty Images)
HENGELO, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27:Oscar Pistorius of South Africa competes in the Men's 100 meters Sprint during the FBK Games as part of the IAAF World Challenge at Fanny Blankers-Koen Stadium on May 27, 2012 in Hengelo, Netherlands. (Photo by Helene Wiesenhaan/Getty Images)
FBK Games Hengelo
HENGELO, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27:Oscar Pistorius of South Africa competes in the Men's 100 meters Sprint during the FBK Games as part of the IAAF World Challenge at Fanny Blankers-Koen Stadium on May 27, 2012 in Hengelo, Netherlands. (Photo by Helene Wiesenhaan/Getty Images)

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