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Pole Dancing: The Next Olympic Sport?

6:05 PM, May 28, 2012   |    comments
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Don't call this a strip tease or some cabaret performance.
For these pole dancers, showing some skin is part of their sport.

"It can be extremely challenging. Its Olympic level difficulty depending on what you're looking for what style is."

Dancer Becca Butcher isn't exaggerating; these pole performers could soon be going for the gold.

Tim Trautman is the President of the International Pole Sport Federation and is spearheading the push to make pole dancing an Olympic sport.

"The biggest challenge is going to be the stereotyping that we have to deal with. And you know, quite frankly everyone thinks pole fitness and pole sport and everything came out of strip clubs but it started long before then. We have to take some of the eroticism out of the moves and also take off the high heels. We're going to frame it as these are athletes that you're watching."

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