The Vertical Dance lobby and the US Pole Dance Federation are attempting to have pole-dancing added to the Olympics as a test event. Supporters believe the vertical bar is as legitimate a discipline as the current horizontal bar. I agree. Wholeheartedly.
Considering the events they do have in the Olympics it’s not totally beyond the realms of possibility that pole dancing could be included sometime in the future. Or is that just wishful thinking on my part? In fairness, it’s very much like a lot of the gymnastic events but with the added bonus that the contestants don’t look 12-years old, so you don’t experience that uncomfortbale guilty feeling when you’re…eh….enjoying the show.