To say that the world has gone completely mad in recent times is a major understatement, what with the mass liberal fake news media plaguing our lives, the continuous Islamic terrorist attacks as a result of EU meddling with the Elite, and the impending destruction of humanity and the world in which we live, and such. In light of all that, we thought we’d bring you some nicer news now, with the official announcement that Pole Dancing has now been officially recognised as a sport.
Yes, no longer will it be limited to being seen only in clubs around the world, like at Stringfellows, The Hustler Club and Spearmint Rhino, not to mention at modern-day gym classes, but now it may even feature in future Olympic games, as well. Our first few questions on this are: Will they still be entirely nude during these live performances, and will there be alcohol served or will there be nipple tassels like in America, depending on if it’s only just topless?
Anyway, to be realistic, perhaps it can be a sport since it’s likened to that of gymnastics, in a sense… This is good news for Katie Coates, 41, who has been embroiled in an 11 year fight to have it recognised as a sport, then finally achieving her goal when the Global Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF) decided that it was now in fact, a sport.
Some would say that this is bad news, whilst others will say that it’s about time. We’re not quite sure what to say here…
However, just imagine years down the line, when your children will want to compete as youngsters in Pole Dancing. What happens then? As a father or mother, what would you do? How about all those future Pole Dancing sports stars who do not make it professional? Well, that’s great news for strip clubs and terrible news for concerned parents, as their children, whom are now adults will gyrate on the stage for dollars and pound notes placed in their lingerie strings, right?
Where will the age of being allowed to partake in pole dancing come into play if it really is a sport now? Will future ex-Olypmian pole dancers star to work in strip joints once the Olympic games are over? Will strippers now become female athletes in this new sport? Who knows?
The GAISF gave Pole Dancing overseer status, and it will have to abide by World Anti-Doping Agency for those competing, which may also be a problem for any strippers that are wishing to take part… Only joking. Katie Coates, who is the President of the International Pole Dancing Federation (IPSF), is now campaigning for it to be an event at the 2024 Olympics.
In 2006, Katie Coates started a petition to get Pole Dancing into the Olympics and it garnered 10,000 signatures. Here’s what she said about this new sport:
“In the early 2000s people started doing it as fitness and taking away the sex stigma, so no high heels and making it accessible for average people. Pole dancing is not like everyone thinks it is, you need to actually watch it to understand. Competitions started but they were very amateur, with friends of friends doing the judging. My goal initially was to make it more professional. I feel like we have achieved the impossible, everyone told us that we would not be able to get pole dancing recognised as a sport.’
Well, congratulations are in order for Katie Coates in her long fight to have it recognised as a sport. As long as it is morally decent, that should quell some questions by anyone concerned about this news.
Pole Dancing is now allowed to apply for British Olympic Committee and UK Sports memberships, which in turn would mean it could be provided funding through the UK National Lottery.
One day in the future, when you buy a lottery ticket, you may also be supporting Pole Dancing as well… How about that?
The President of GAISF, Patrick Baumann, told The Times: “It is an exciting time for pole sports”. No jokes intended. He added: “We will do everything within our remit to help them realise their full potential and… one day maybe become part of the Olympic programme”.
Other events that are currently under Olympic observer status, include Cheerleading and Powerboating, all of which now have two years to meet requirements to become fully recognised sports.
Antonio Espinos of the GAISF said: “We support a diverse and evolving sports ecosystem and the newly created observer status is central to this. Sport is constantly evolving, mirroring the world we live in and the observer status provides the opening many international federations representing new sports require to enable them to gain legitimacy and flourish.”
Katie Coates staked her claim to the GAISF with the existence in the IPSF, which was founded in 2009, with 25 national federations practiced in more than 80 countries, with classes offered in over 500 gyms and studios across Great Britain.
So, there you have it! In some years time, we could potentially be watching Pole Dancing in the Olympics rather than in Strip Clubs and private shows in bedrooms and other seedy places across the world.
We are on the fence on this new sport idea, and now we welcome your views in the comments section below. Do you think that Pole Dancing is really a sport? Should it be in the Olympics in 2024? Just how old should you be before you can start practicing this new sport, anyway?
At least 18-years old, we hope…
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