Key Words: Blade Runner;Oscar Pistorius;Paralympic champion
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South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, known as the "Blade Runner", was charged with shooting his girlfriend. The case is still surrounded with mystery. However, the two major sponsors of the "Blade Runner", Oakley Glasses and Nike, have announced to terminate cooperation with him, saying there will be nothing associated with him any more in their advertisements.
Sports idols are influential. Their touching and inspirational stories have positive impacts on the development of young people. But with the collapse of the Western sports idols, including the "Blade Runner" Pistorius, the famous golfer Woods and the seven-time champion of Tour de France Armstrong, what negative effect will be exerted on the youngsters is thought-provoking.
The Chinese sports circles should be vigilant rather than being a mere bystander in face of the foreign collapse of sports idols. It is both an art and a challenge to help the sports starts grow in the right way. The transition of the "Blade Runner" from an inspirational idol to a negative example is more than a personal tragedy. According to the Financial Times, the Western sports industries, media, and advertisers have been making stars excessively and it is time to back off to avoid more serious problems like some investment banks.
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