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Oscar Pistorius allowed to leave the country to compete

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Oscar Pistorius is now allowed to leave South Africa to compete in international athletics meets after a successful bail appeal.

The South African is currently on bail after being charged with the premeditated murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The model was shot dead at his home in Pretoria last month and he has previously not been allowed the leave the country as a part of the bail conditions.

However, the Blade Runner's lawyers applied for changes to the conditions of his bail and were successful, with the iconic Paralympian now able to leave the country to compete.

There are some conditions that the athlete must adhere to; he must provide travel plans one week before departing the country and then on his return give his passport back to the court within 24 hours of arrival.

The six-time Paralympic sprint champion is likely to stand trial before the end of the year and his next court appearance is on June 4.

The 26-year-old may, however, compete before his next entrance into court in England going up against British sensation Jonnie Peacock at the Manchester Great City Games on May 25.

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