Pole dancing pushed as Olympic sport

International Pole Sports Federation creates rule book

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Pole dancing has become a fitness craze, but some want it to become an Olympic sport.

The International Pole Sports Federation recently hosted a world championship in London, and the group has drawn up an official rule book in hopes of becoming the next Olympic sport.

"There's a level of dedication and training you have to put into it to get anywhere.  It's a type of gymnastics, but it's a vertical apparatus," pole dancing instructor Samantha Huffman said.

The International Olympic Committee says, however, that a sport has to be widely practiced around the world to be considered an addition to the games, making pole dancing a longshot.

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