The life and times of Oscar Pistorius

Proteas players Jaques Rudolph, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers, and Hashim Amla receive the Deloitte Outstanding Contribution to South African Sport Award from Paralympic Gold medallist Oscar Pistorius. Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images
Proteas players Jaques Rudolph, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers, and Hashim Amla receive the Deloitte Outstanding Contribution to South African Sport Award from Paralympic Gold medallist Oscar Pistorius. Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images
Oscar Pistorius carries the South African flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics on August 29, 2012. Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius carries the South African flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics on August 29, 2012. Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius broke the world record with a time of 21.30 when he competed in the Men's 200m - T44 heats on day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympics. Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius broke the world record with a time of 21.30 when he competed in the Men's 200m - T44 heats on day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympics. Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Arnu Fourie passes over to last leg Oscar Pistorius in the Men's 4x100m relay T42/T46 Final on day 7 of the London 2012 Paralympics. Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images

Arnu Fourie passes over to last leg Oscar Pistorius in the Men's 4x100m relay T42/T46 Final on day 7 of the London 2012 Paralympics. Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images

Arnu Bronze medalist Arnu Fourie of South Africa, Gold medalist Jonnie Peacock of Great Britain, silver medalist Richard Browne of the United States and Oscar Pistorius. Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Arnu Bronze medalist Arnu Fourie of South Africa, Gold medalist Jonnie Peacock of Great Britain, silver medalist Richard Browne of the United States and Oscar Pistorius. Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa wins the Men's 400m - T44 on Day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympics. Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa wins the Men's 400m - T44 on Day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympics. Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius wins the Men's 400m - T44 on Day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympics. Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius wins the Men's 400m - T44 on Day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympics. Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 400m T44 Final on day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympics. Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 400m T44 Final on day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympics. Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius observes his national anthem on the big screen after receiving his Gold medal for the Men's 400m - T44 on Day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympics. Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius observes his national anthem on the big screen after receiving his Gold medal for the Men's 400m - T44 on Day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympics. Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius meets fans and signs autographs during the South African Paralympic team arrival at O.R Tambo International Airport. Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius meets fans and signs autographs during the South African Paralympic team arrival at O.R Tambo International Airport. Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius talks to the media at his press conference during the practice round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on October 3, 2012 in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius talks to the media at his press conference during the practice round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on October 3, 2012 in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius plays off the 16th tee during the first round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links on October 4, 2012 in Carnoustie, Scotland. Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius plays off the 16th tee during the first round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links on October 4, 2012 in Carnoustie, Scotland. Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius and Paul McGinley pose for a photo on the Swilken Bridge on the 18th hole during the third round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius and Paul McGinley pose for a photo on the Swilken Bridge on the 18th hole during the third round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius, holds his scroll after receiveing his honorary doctorate from Strathclyde University in the Barony Hall on November 12, 2012 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius, holds his scroll after receiveing his honorary doctorate from Strathclyde University in the Barony Hall on November 12, 2012 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

South African police have charged Olympic amputee sprint star Oscar Pistorius with the Valentine's Day murder of his glamorous model girlfriend, but played down reports she was mistaken for a burglar.