Next Olympic Event: Pole Dancing?

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 22, 2010 5:05 AM CST
One of the moves that could one day win a gold medal.   (AP Photo/Greg Baker)
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(Newser) – The thrill of the libido, the agony of panty rashes may soon be a new highlight of the Olympics if pole dancers have their way and make the acrobatic gyrations an Olympic event. Others are hardly convinced, but the founder of the International Pole Dancing Fitness Association believes Olympic recognition is merely a matter of time. Pole dancing takes just as much work and skill as, say, tug of war, which was once an Olympic event. Besides, pole dancing has the "wow factor," one practitioner tells AP.

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