Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pole Dancing To Become An Olympic Sport?? Come On, Now, Quit Playin'!!

Okay. This is a joke, right? Who in their right mind would try to make pole dancing an Olympic sport? A good, new twist on getting in shape, okay, but an OLYMPIC SPORT?
Somebody has had one drink too many at the bar!!

But, guess what, folks? Someone, in fact, a few someones are actually trying to see pole dancing make its official debut at the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Well, of course Brazil! Half naked seduction is already a sport there, so yeah, I can see it. Where else would it make sense? ;)

Seriously, though, there is a petition with 4000 signatures on it already to get this, ahem, sport onto the Olympic games roster. And they're working really, really hard on it!

According to The Associated Press:

KT Coates, a prominent pole dancer in England and director of Vertical Dance, is leading the Olympic push.

Says, KT:
"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," she said in a petition she’s preparing for organizers of the London Olympics.
Coates added that the prospective sport "has the wow factor."

Well, she'll get no argument there!

"It’s just a matter of time before pole dancing gets Olympic recognition," says Ania Przeplasko of Hong Kong, founder of the International Pole Dancing Fitness Association.

"There will be a day when the Olympics see pole dancing as a sport," she told The Associated Press. "The Olympic community needs to acknowledge the number of people doing pole fitness now."

Well, dust off your bar stools, people!! We just might get us some pole dancing soon at them there Olympics. Aren't you just too excited? (and I know some of you actually are... ya pervs! ;) )

I personally doubt that this endeavor of theirs is going to make it all the way through to the podium. While I know that pole dancing has now gained a ton of respect since it's become a popular workout and way of staying in shape, I really don't want to tune in to see a bunch of of men swinging and spreading their legs on a pole. Oh, yeah, it's the men too, not just the women. Still wanna see it? ;)

Let's just keep an eye on these proceedings, because in this crazy world, you just never know. And if pole dancing actually does make it in, then I seriously predict that tassel twirling will be next! Synchronized! ;)

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