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Is pole dancing an Olympic sport?

Well here’s one way to boost ratings… an online position is gaining attention for pole dancing to receive Olympic recognition and vying for official Olympic consideration in the 2020 Games.

KT Coates, who organized the petition last year said, “I was so fed up with people looking at me like I was a stripper. People weren’t honoring our athletes, and I thought the highest accolade was to be an Olympic sport. I thought no one would sign up, but suddenly thousands of people did.”

Pole dancing must first be recognized by an International Federation ensuring the sport’s activities follow the Olympic Charter. At the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, the IOC will vote on the 28 Olympic events.

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