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Paralympics refocuses on future without Pistorius


Craven wants IPC members to “respect” the justice system.

“This is a police case and we have to remain impartial at all times,” he said. “The South African law courts will decide Oscar’s fate over the coming months and only then will the full story of what actually happened emerge.”

The case has delayed planned announcements on TV rights sales for next year’s Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The IPC has yet to find a US network to show its competitions live, after NBC was criticized for airing only five-and-a-half hours of Paralympic highlights from London.

“Meetings have taken place with US television stations with a view to things being put right, definitely by Rio, if not by Sochi,” Craven said.

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