British Paralympic great Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has called on the South African, nicknamed Blade Runner, to opt for one or the other.
Asked yesterday whether Pistorius should choose, Coe said: “I don’t think it’s for the organising committee to make those judgments – it’s very much a case for Oscar Pistorius and the organisations involved.
“What I will tell you is that, as vice-president of the International Athletics Federation [IAAF], we welcomed Oscar to [the recent World Championships in] Korea and he was a significant attraction.”
Pistorius continues to provoke debate, despite athletics chiefs accepting his carbon fibre prosthetic legs did not confer an unfair advantage over able-bodied runners.
This week he cut short an interview after a reporter asked if he felt South African track bosses considered him “an inconvenient embarrassment”.
“For 95 per cent of positivity there is a bit of negativity,” Pistorius said.
London 2012 Paralympics tickets go on sale from tomorrow.