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Pistorius faces sports ban

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JOHANNESBURG — Oscar Pistorius could be banned from competition if the drugs allegedly found in his home turn out to be prohibited substances for athletes.

— Sowetan

A former chairman of the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport said yesterday that the mere possession of drugs was a doping offence, alongside other infringements such as trafficking and tampering with samples.

The Times reported yesterday that boxes of drugs and several syringes were found in Pistorius’s home.

Dressed in a dark suit, Pistorius arrived at the court in a police car shortly before 7am. Proceedings were delayed as more than 100 journalists from around the world jostled to get into the dimly lit, brick-face courtroom.

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