Angry Pistorius cuts short radio interview



LONDON (AP) — South African double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius cut short a BBC radio interview after being asked whether he could be viewed as an “inconvenient embarrassment” to athletics officials.

The 400-meter runner competed against able-bodied athletes at the world championships in Daegu, South Korea, and hopes to run in next year’s London Olympics.

Pistorius was asked Tuesday in an interview on BBC’s Today program whether he might be considered an “inconvenient embarrassment to South African authorities and the IAAF because … you’re taking them into uncharted ethical waters.”

Pistorius responded: “I think that’s an insult to me and I think this interview is over.”