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    Are the Olympics ready for ... pole dancing?

    IOC recognition is only a matter of time, say the sport's advocates

    I'm sure Zeus is salivating in expectation.

    TOKYO - For Japan's Mai Sato, watching all those gold medals being handed out in Vancouver is a bittersweet experience.Sato knows the demands of being the best. In her world, blisters are the rule, bruises a way of life. And the training — five hours a day, five days a week.
    The world champion in her sport, Sato is as athletic, dedicated and competitive as the Olympians representing their nations. And she thinks it's high time her discipline, too, got some real recognition.
    Still, pole dancing? In the Olympics?Absolutely, say thousands of pole dancers and the rapidly growing number of international and national federations transforming what was once the exclusive property of strip clubs and cheap bars into a respectable — and highly athletic — event.
    "I could definitely see pole dancing in the Olympics," said Sato, who, a dancer since the age of three, out-twirled a bevy of athletes from 11 countries at the second International Pole Dancing Fitness Championships in Tokyo two months ago. "I would love to win a gold medal."
    If cricket can't make it ...
    It's admittedly a high bar.
    Established sports such as squash and cricket have failed to make the Olympic cut, baseball and softball were recently given the ax, and the International Olympic Committee's decision to end its support of nonofficial, demonstration sports after the Summer Games in 1992 has made gaining a foothold, the way judo and taekwondo did, all that much harder.


    Pole dancing: Are the Olympics ready for this? - Weird news- msnbc.com
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    What would they wear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    What would they wear?
    A gold medal....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    A gold medal....
    What would the losers wear, then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    What would the losers wear, then?
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    A frown.
    Any other questions?
    SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM

    "It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
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    Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
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    Only if lap dancing is also included in the olympics.
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

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    If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.

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    Can you imagine where the spectators and judges would sit? And of course the first scandal would be the gold medal winner used her own personal mix of baby oil instead of the officially sanctioned coconut oil...
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    they would have to add it to the winter olympics to balance out the two-man luge
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    Are they taking nominations??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    What would the losers wear, then?
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    A frown.
    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Any other questions?


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    "Left hand, right hand, it doesn't matter. I'm amphibious."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcsdscott View Post
    Can you imagine where the spectators and judges would sit?
    Sniffer's Row, where else?
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