Well I wouldn’t get my hopes up too much but there appears to be a move on to get pole dancing into the Olympics. I think it is about time.
Personally, there isn’t a much better way to spend a Friday night for me than to spend it watching a graceful woman spin around the pole, climbing up and down it with a sense of grace. I might actually tune into the show to watch it if they were to add this.
In one story:
The Winter Olympics may be getting dismal local ratings, but if the pleas of poll dancers across the world to have their “sport” recognized by the Olympics are heeded, we’ve got a feeling ratings would shoot through the roof.
“After a great deal of feedback from the pole dance community, many of us have decided that it’s about time pole fitness is recognized as a competitive sport, and what better way for recognition than to be part of the 2012 Olympics held in London,” British pole dancer KT Coates writes in an email to the Associated Press.
And in another:
For Japan’s Mai Sato, watching all those gold medals being handed out in Vancouver is a bittersweet experience.
Sato knows the demands of being the best. In her world, blisters are the rule, bruises a way of life. And the training — five hours a day, five days a week.
The world champion in her sport, Sato is as athletic, dedicated and competitive as the Olympians representing their nations. And she thinks it’s high time her discipline, too, got some real recognition.
Let us all cheer for this sport, eh?