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“We have decided as a team we are not talking any training or athletics,” Mr.  Louw said. “We have postponed (competing) for the whole year.”

He said Oscar Pistorius did fitness exercises with his family each morning but is not “psychologically ready” to train, let alone compete.

The Pistorius brothers have been close since childhood. Though Oscar Pistorius has not attended any sessions of his brother’s trial, Carl was a visible supporter of Oscar’s during his court appearances in February. He often reached out to touch the shoulder of his younger brother when Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears.

Oscar Pistorius is charged with premeditated murder for shooting Reeva Steenkamp on Feb. 14, which he says was accidental because he mistook her for a nighttime intruder when he shot through a door in his bathroom with his licensed handgun.

Associated Press writer Gerald Imray contributed to this article from Stellenbosch, South Africa.