Oscar Pistorius

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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 08 July, 2012, 12:00am


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Oscar Pistorius

The double amputee was chosen for the South African Olympics team. While his selection for the 400 metre relay team had been expected, a last-minute U-turn by the country's Olympic committee and track federation gave the 25-year-old a chance to run in the individual 400 metres, despite him just missing their strict qualifying criteria for the London Games this month. His name was added as the last on their track and field team of 125. 'I am so pleased that years of hard work, determination and sacrifice have all come together,' Pistorius said.

John Lee Cheung-wing

The head of Hong Kong customs' drug investigation bureau saw his team claim the city's biggest seizure of cocaine - 649 kilograms. The massive haul of 541 slabs of cocaine was put on display at a press conference. Following a tip-off by US drug enforcement officers, the discovery was made in a shipping container that arrived from Ecuador on Wednesday. Lee thinks the drugs may have been destined for the mainland and believes customs have smashed a smuggling syndicate after arresting three local men.

Anderson Cooper

The CNN news anchor confirmed he was gay, although it had been an open secret in the media world. An executive at the TV channel said: 'Our operating assumption was that anybody who cared, already knew, and that most people didn't care.' Cooper, 45, a son of heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, hosts a daytime talk show, Anderson, on local stations. His announcement, which came in response to a question from a blogger, makes him the most prominent openly gay journalist on US television.