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Cheerleading May Finally Be Recognized As A Sport

For years the debate has raged over whether cheerleading is a sexist activity that exists so girls can shake more than pom poms while wearing skimpy uniforms, or a rigorous sport consisting of difficult gymnastic maneuvers and stunts. In the meantime, the lack of regulation has made cheerleading one of the most dangerous activities for young women, accounting for 65% of all female catastrophic injuries in high school and college. Now two groups are hoping to put an end to this by pushing the National Collegiate Athletic Association to recognize competitive cheer as a sport. [Jezebel]


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