02.25.10 8 years ago 13 Comments

So this group of ladies…sexy militant ladies, are now on a crusade to get this pole-dancing business into the Olympics. Wow…have the Olympics been that boring?

KT Coates, a leading pole dancer in Britain and director of Vertical Dance, is spearheading the effort to make pole dancing a “test” event in 2012 and foresees a more formal pitch in 2016, when the Olympics go to Rio de Jeneiro.

“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,” Coates wrote in a petition she is readying for the London organizers.
“It has the wow factor,” she told The Associated Press in an e-mail.

But this gift from the heavens (or the IOC, which I’m told are not the same thing) would come without a handful of modifications. So sayeth Takeila Fox, who won the US Pole Dancing Federation’s East Coast regional event last fall.

Ok so they are saying that if we compete in the olympics we have to wear the bodysuits and no heels… ummm that was the point anyway. We are trying to open minds of the close minded and show that it takes strength and stamina just like any other sport. Urrrrgh… I am out of turkey bacon!

Okay, so that last tweet was pretty pointless and not relevant to the Olympics at all.

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