Posted: Wednesday September 5, 2012 10:39 AM

IPC dismisses South African complaint about blades

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LONDON (AP) - The International Paralympic Committee says there is no evidence to back up a complaint made by South Africa that athletes are switching the size of their blades during the London Games.

South Africa's National Paralympic Committee requested that an urgent investigation be opened into the matter following comments made by Oscar Pistorius, who accused Alan Oliveira of Brazil of gaining an unfair advantage by running on lengthened blades in his win over the South African in the 200 meters on Sunday.

Craig Spence, the IPC's director of communications, says "we met with coaches of the relevant athletes'' and "there was quite a look of shock on the coaches' faces when we put this to them.''

Spence added Wednesday there will be no further investigation because "at the moment, there is no evidence.''

 
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