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  • 2008 - An international court rules that Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee runner from South Africa, is eligible to compete in th 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.[1]


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  • 1973 - Jason Acuña - Italian-born American TV actor and professional skateboarder. Acuña, known as "Wee-Man" on the TV show, Jackass, has achondroplasia, a condition that results in short stature.[2]


References

  1. Robinson,Joshua and Alan Schwarz. "Olympic Dream Stays Alive, on Synthetic Legs." The New York Times. May 17, 2008. The New York Times Company. Accessed on May 19, 2008.
  2. "Wee Man." TV.com. 2008. CNET Networks, Inc. Accessed on May 19, 2008.