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View Poll Results: Should pole dancing be an Olympic Sport?
Yes 23 40.35%
No 20 35.09%
Harrier, what have you been smoking today? 22 38.60%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-18-2013, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Some Beach... Somewhere...
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Will the Afghani Olympic Committee be sending a team, along with the Iranians and Saudis? Pole dancing in a burqua should be quite a sight!
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I rather see mountain boarding, skate boarding freestyle, and bmx freestyle added as Olympic events to replace say cycling pursuit.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:50 AM
 
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Olympic style wrestling is very homoerotic - especially when you consider it was originally done in the nude.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Fredericktown,Ohio
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I could care less if it is added as a event or not. My view is you seen one pole dancer you seen them all, that's why I do not go too strip clubs. After about 15 mins the dancers are boring as hell and the beer cost too much.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:57 AM
 
Location: California
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Default Should pole dancing be an Olympic Sport?

Yes
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I could care less if it is added as a event or not. My view is you seen one pole dancer you seen them all, that's why I do not go too strip clubs. After about 15 mins the dancers are boring as hell and the beer cost too much.
You should hang out at the strip clubs in Portland, Or. The beer is typically cheap, the liquor is good priced, and the girls are usually very talented and if you at one at the right day you might get to enjoy some amazing fire dancing. It was a fun city to be a bachelor in.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I could care less if it is added as a event or not. My view is you seen one pole dancer you seen them all, that's why I do not go too strip clubs. After about 15 mins the dancers are boring as hell and the beer cost too much.
I can say the same about gymnastics, figure skating and ice dancing.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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If subjective sports like water ballet and dressage are Olympic events then so should pole dancing
Not to mention figure skating.

All that is needed is a French judge.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6cOarKH4AQ


There are some amazing dancers and gymnasts out there competing already. There is the US pole dance federation, Pole art, and the International pole dance federation, with competitions around the word. We aren't talking abut club dancers.
True, but in the minds of most people, pole dancing is associated with strip clubs.

The federation has a serious perception problem that it will have to overcome if it wishes to be seen as a serious sport, and the competitors will have to show less skin.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Harrier has added a poll(pardon the pun) to this thread.

You will have the option to choose more than one answer.

No poll tax is required per the 24th Amendment.
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