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Pistorius banned from Paralympic events for five years

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 file photo South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, left, crosses the line to win his men's 100m T44 category heat during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 file photo South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, left, crosses the line to win his men's 100m T44 category heat during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

The International Paralympic Committee says Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete during his five-year prison sentence.

The double-amputee South African runner, who has won six Paralympic gold medals, was given a five-year jail term Tuesday for killing Reeva Steenkamp.

Although Pistorius could be released after 10 months to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest, the IPC says its rules bar him from running in Paralympic events for the full five years.

That would rule the 27-year-old Pistorius out of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics.

In 2012, Pistorius became the first double-amputee sprinter to compete at both the Olympics and Paralympics in London.