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Oscar Pistorius reportedly rules out return to competition this year

By Evan Hilbert |

Oscar Pistorius has canceled plans to return to the track. (USATSI)

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius will not compete in any track events for the remainder of this year, according to Reuters.

Pistorius stands accused of murdering his girlfriend in February.

Given the circumstances, the report may seem obvious, though the Pistorius camp alluded to the runner competing in this summer's world championships in Moscow. That, apparently, is no longer on the table.

"We have decided as a team we are not talking any training or athletics," Pistorius' coach Ampie Louw told a South African news outlet. "We have postponed [races] for the whole year.

"He is nowhere close to being in a position to train. He just does fitness exercises in the morning with his family."

Pistorius had his bail conditions relaxed somewhat by a judge in March, allowing the sprinter to travel abroad. He was scheduled to make appearances all over the world over the last three months -- including the United States -- but those plans have been canceled.

The 26-year-old has been charged with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in his Pretoria home. He is due to appear in court again June 4.

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