Coming Soon: Olympic Pole-Dancing?!

A new report declares pole-dancing is now a legitimate sport and could very soon be coming to the Olympics!

Traditionally associated with strip clubs, the fitness activity is quickly becoming an international sport with officials, drug testing, and high-cost training programs.

Finally - some legitimate role models that little girls everywhere can look up to!

Alex Terrell reports:

Campaigner Katie Coates, 41, finally won her 11-year fight after the Global Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF) confirmed the activity would now be classed as a professional sport last week.
Katie, president of the international pole sports federation (IPSF), is now aiming for it to become a part of the Olympic Games.
She began the long road to getting pole dancing recognized as a sport in 2006, when she started a petition to get it into the Olympics which attracted more than 10,000 signatures.
Katie said: "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.

If you're one of the nay-sayers who doesn't believe this qualifies as a sport, we offer this video as evidence to the contrary.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - FEBRUARY 08: A pole dancer performs on stage at The Naughty But Nice Show at Vancouver Convention Centre on February 08, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)

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