I recently read the article about Oscar Pistorius, who like most Olympic and para-Olympic athletes is an inspiration. I was also reading at around the same time an article in Sport magazine about the same athlete. I feel that your article (Putting the breaks on sport innovation) is not balanced on the topic of the sports science, namely the carbon-fibre blades, stating “his prosthetic legs can give him an advantage”.
It would have been fair to also state that five months after those initial studies and subsequent ban by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), some further studies led the Court of Arbitration for Sport to rule that the IAAF's evidence was inconclusive.
The point of the article was about sports innovation and Pistorius certainly ignites that debate, which is a valid one, but let's give due credit to the man for his sporting excellence.
Matthew Webster, Chelmsford