Dancers trying to get Pole dancing to become an Olympic Sport

Published On: Monday, November 19, 2012 12:00 PM
By: Shifra Unger
Pole dancing
(Scroll down for video) The President of the Federation of International Pole Sports, Tim Trautman, is leading  an effort to make pole dancing an Olympic sport.

"The biggest challenge will be the stereotype that we have to deal with.  I know that frankly everyone thinks that pole dancing belongs in a strip club and people believe that pole spots and pole fitness was invented by strip clubs, but it started much earlier.

We will have to take some of the eroticism out of the sport and also remove the high heels.  After these minor changes people will come to accept it as a sport.