June 12, 2011 Leave a comment
Pole dancing athletes and supporters are trying to make pole dancing an official Olympic sport. There are currently petitions and lobbying to make pole dancing a demonstrative sport for the 2012 or 2016 summer games. Demonstrative Olympic sports aren’t official Olympic sports, but are a good way to showcase a new sport and create popularity for it.
It has got to suck being an athlete for a demonstrative sport. Every time an athlete from a demonstrative sport steps onto the playing field, they know that the International Olympic Committee doesn’t think that their sport has the character, strength, or skill to be on the same level as other Olympic sports such as Curling, Ping Pong, and Equestrian Dressage (horse ballet).
Some events that have been demonstrative sports include bowling, water skiing, and ski ballet (acroski Winter Olympics). I think that these sports should not be official Olympic events. These events are engaging and fun to watch. But if there is a deadlock in the medal race between: the US,China, andRussia. I don’t think that bowlers should determine the outcome of the competition.