Agent: Sponsors Sticking With Pistorius

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Sponsors are standing by "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic and Paralympic star accused of murdering his model girlfriend, his agent said Monday.

"All sponsors are still on board, and they have given us their commitment towards Oscar, based on the relationships that they have formed with him over the past years," said Peet van Zyl, who represents the double-amputee. "They are quite happy to allow the legal process to take its course before they make any other further and formal announcements on it."

His sponsors include Nike and Oakley, neither of which was immediately available for comment when contacted by The Associated Press.


The 26-year-old sprinter is due to appear in a South African court on Tuesday, where he will seek bail. He...

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