Located in the London suburbs, the International Pole Sports Federation is trying to disembarrass "pole sports" from its association with strip clubs and find a way to include it in the Olympics. This is not surprising to happen because a similar attempt was made in 2012 but it has not been successful.
What makes pole dancing currently so controversial is its unavoidable dimly lit undertones, in spite of the fact that they banned pole dancing staples such as removing pieces of clothing. Other steps taken towards being taken seriously as a sport include giving technical code names for moves and specifying strict scoring rules based on their difficulty. Although some dancers may argue that regimentation has gone to the point of taking the fun out of it, people are still reluctant to the idea of it becoming an Olympic sport.
Its origins, however, are not what you might expect. Swinging around vertical poles and ropes has been around since the 12th century when Mallakhamb was introduced in India as an exercise for male wrestlers. Surely enough pole dancing is still regarded as a form of exercise, as it requires strength, flexibility and endurance. In addition to improving physical fitness, pole dancing is also used by women to build up confidence.
Undoubtedly, pole dancing is becoming more and more popular. With appearances in films such as Desperate Housewives and The View, increasingly more celebrities (Jessica Alba, Demi Moore, Britney Spears, to name a few) practice it on a daily basis. Pole dancing, after all, is no longer a show for men as it is a way for women to achieve something for themselves. Only time will tell if it’ll succeed becoming an Olympic game.
This beautiful woman is one of the professional Olympic curlers who will be competing in Sochi 2014 games.
These series of Russian athletes in lingerie caused some mixed reactions. Some people said that it’s humiliating or demeaning.
I personally think this is a great idea as long as the women agreed to it themselves. Considering that the ambassador of the games is Natalia Vodianova, top lingerie model, why can’t athletes do the same thing?
I think that this is actually a great trend to start admiring the bodies of healthy Olympic athletes rather than podium models who are not always healthy.
Let’s talk about something to warm up the winter. How about some exotic exercise, like a jog on high heels? Would you like to sign up your wife for this high heel contest? She may need a pair of shoes to flaunt!
There is also such thing as lingerie football, but those women wear garter belts and even garters, but no stockings. I suppose that they need to wrap their knees and feet for protection, so they can’t really have sheer clothing over it.
I think we need to get more lingerie sports, it would be very entertaining. Any other ideas? Wrestling? Let’s say for sure not fencing!
I guess that nothing really compares to running on high heels because this is something that women have to do from time to time. It’s a good skill to have! I’ve done lots of it in my school years, running to the bus stop to catch the bus on time.
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