Would you like to see pole dancing in the Olympics? We may already know the answer to that question. But, let's not get ahead of ourselves. According to Florenza Pizanis, the head of the International Pole Sports Federation’s technical committee, they are attempting to fine tune some things in order to make it more suitable for the Olympic Games. 

“We’re trying to be stricter here and become respected as a sport,” said Florenza Pizanis, 43, a pole-dancing coach in Dortmund, Germany, and head of the International Pole Sports Federation’s technical committee, which wrote the rules and applied them for the first time at the London championships.

Among the written regulations: no dancing “in an overtly erotic manner”—banned, for example, is “gluteal dance”—and no “hats, canes and anything that is not considered attached to the costume.”

No hats or canes? Ugh! Forget it. Ahh, who are we kidding? We can't turn down an opportunity to cheer on our respective country as they go for the gold in pole dancing. Patriotism FTW!  

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[via The Big Lead]