Think poker and just pole it!

International sporting body for the first time recommended pole dance and poker as an Olympic event.

Recognizing the magnitude of the activities, pole dance and poker had been given “observer status.” This means a provisional sports grade is specified to both the activities according to The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).


Katie Coates, president of the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) has led the campaign to give the activity an official acceptance as a sport.

Ms Coates voiced how she feels on the accomplishment, “Everyone told us that we would not be able to get pole dancing recognised as a sport but I believed in the impossible.”

Pole dancing competition was first held in 2012 and is popular worldwide, including the World Pole Sports Championships.

What commenced the Olympic entry of pole dance?

One might baffle on this but the IPSF prominence the activity as an athletic, acrobatic sport executed on a vertical bar.

The International Federation of (Match)Poker has been given observer status too.

International Federations on this expressed the moment as breathtaking and determined to help them within their remit realizing the full potential.

Here’s Sam Remmer claims how pole dancing is the ideal sport for improving health and fitness and she is in high spirits that pole dancers could soon be joining pole vaulters on an Olympic podium.

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