Sir Philip Craven: 'Oscar Pistorius's murder trial won't harm Paralympics'

Oscar Pistorius
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The president of the International Paralympic Committee Sir Philip Craven says that Oscar Pistorius's trial will not harm the Games.

The president of the International Paralympic Committee Sir Philip Craven believes that the Oscar Pistorius murder trial will not have an adverse effect on the Paralympic movement.

Pistorius is currently on trial in South Africa after being accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria.

However, Sir Philip thinks that the downfall of the Paralympic poster-boy will not damage the overall image of the Games.

"He was the first really big international star, but there are now so many athletes coming through," he told The Telegraph.

"The new stars will be taking the movement forward, and there will be many more as we move forward."

Steenkamp was 30 years old at the time of her death last week.

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius leaves the police station following his arrest for murder on February 14, 2013
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