Pole Dancing Is Officially Considered a Sport, And Might Be In the Olympics Very Soon

It’s WAY sexier than curling.

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Gentlemen! I have wonderful news that I know you’re going to want to hear: As of early this month, the Global Association of International Sports Federation granted pole dancing “observer status,” meaning it’s officially recognized as a sport! Woohoo!

I’m sure pole-dancing women everywhere are overjoyed, because they know for a fact that it takes a shit ton of coordination, strength, and skill to spin around a pole with a single arm and hang upside down and still manage to look insanely hot. 

I’m also certain dudes are also very happy about this, because pole dancing is definitely the sexiest sport ever invented. A true delight to watch. Absolutely phenomenal. 

And you know what that means, right? It means pole dancing is one step closer to qualifying as an Olympic sport! That’s incredible news, and means we might see beautiful women grip shiny stripper poles with their sexy, muscular thighs and swing around like it’s no big deal in the Olympics very soon.

“Observer status is the first step international federations must achieve before becoming full GAISF members, which serves as a great boost for any sport hoping to one day land in the Olympics,” The Washington Post says.

Katie Coates, president of the International Pole Sports Federation, told the Telegraph: “I feel like we have achieved the impossible. Everyone told us that we would not be able to get pole-dancing recognized as a sport.”

We’re making progress in the right direction, my friends. Let’s all celebrate the good news with this unreal pole-dancing video:

H/T: Jezebel