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Old 02-24-2010, 01:57 PM
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Pole dancing, the titillating mainstay of strip clubs throughout the globe, may one day be an Olympic sport, reports the New York Daily News. KT Coates, a pole dancer in England, and fellow advocates are circulating a petition for a test event at the 2012 Olympics and a more formal event four years later, in Rio de Janeiro.

Currently, they have 4,000 signatures, which seems unambitious considering a weekend canvass of strip clubs in New York alone could probably double that number.

At first glance, it seems unlikely that the Olympic committee would recognize pole dancing as a sport, let alone one that warrants an Olympic forum. (Many more-established sports, like squash, are not represented in the games.) But in recent years, pole dancing has in fact migrated from strip clubs to tony sports clubs, where it's become a popular and challenging fitness class. It's even been featured on Oprah. Hong Kong held pole-dancing championships in 2007, and other countries have similar competitions.
I say the Olympics should bring it in when it becomes a contact sport...
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I say the Olympics should bring it in when it becomes a contact sport...
only if they have the same costumes as the strip clubs do!
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Imagine what this would do to the TV ratings
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Imagine what this would do to the TV ratings
Make it part of the winter olympics and make it co-ed.
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Imagine what this would do to the TV ratings
It certainly would be less boring than many of the events.
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I think they should take things out of the olympics. Not add things. The fiasco in mens figure skating last winter was ridiculous. When its left in the hands of judges you might as well pull the sport out. Politics always creeps in. So compitition should be accurately measured or forget it. Distance can be measured. Speed timed. Weights can be counted. Anything else is BS IMHO.
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I think they should take things out of the olympics. Not add things. The fiasco in mens figure skating last winter was ridiculous. When its left in the hands of judges you might as well pull the sport out. Politics always creeps in. So compitition should be accurately measured or forget it. Distance can be measured. Speed timed. Weights can be counted. Anything else is BS IMHO.
No more gymnastics?
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No more gymnastics?
Not as an olympic sport
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