British pole dancers lobby for recognition as Olympic sport


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Set up by Vertical Dance’s KT Coates, the ‘Get Pole Dance Accepted into the Olympics’ petition also has the backing of Labfitness, a fellow fitness firm…

‘After a great deal of feedback from the Pole Dance community, many of us have decided that its about time pole fitness is recognised as a competitive sport – and what better way for recognition than to be part of the 2012 Olympics held in London!’ reads the petition.

Like the horizontal bar, the vertical bar should have a place in international competitive sport,’ it continues.

Comparing pole dancing to the likes of gymnastics and figure-skating, the group point out that it’s ‘acrobatic, gymnastic, technical and takes a great deal of physical skill and strength to master, earning it a place in the greatest sporting event in the world’…

‘This is an international sport that both men, women and those that are on a low income can take part in, unlike sports such as horse riding, sailing and snow based sports.’

At the time I signed the petition, there was a total of 5,756 signatures. To add your signature to the list simply click here.

4 thoughts on “British pole dancers lobby for recognition as Olympic sport

  1. Mr. Fusion says:

    If they want Pole dancing they should include other nationalities too. Besides, how much “polka” can a person handle anyway?

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