Investigators aren’t talking about what went down when South African Olympic great Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. But at least one report says that Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp from behind a closed bathroom door. Could Pistorius have mistaken his girlfriend for an intruder in a country with one of the highest homicide rates in the world?
Even the most dedicated athletes sometimes get caught using some performance inhibiting substances.
Diane Whipple, a talented athlete who’d come within seconds of qualifying for the U.S. 1996 Olympics team in track and field was mauled to death by Bane, a 120-pound Presa Canario. He was put to death immediately following the deadly attack. The dog’s caretakers, married lawyers Robert Noel and Marjorie Knoller, were charged in connection with the incident.
Olympic skiing star Spider Sabich is shot in the stomach by his girlfriend, French singer Claudine Longet. Longet is charged with murder, but the jury finds her not guilty.