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Thousands petition to add pole dancing to Olympics

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Could an activity usually associated with strip clubs ever be considered an Olympic sport?

That's the hope of pole dancers across the country, who say they have collected nearly 150,000 signatures to petition the Olympic Committee to make pole dancing an Olympic event.

Supporters point to international championships held the past two years and even liken it other Olympic events.

"I would look to a sport like gymnastics especially with the apparatus type competition they're on a horizontal bar we're on a vertical bar," said pole dancer Jasmin Bristow.

Unfortunately for pole dancing supporters it's too late for the 2012 games in London.

They're closed to any new events.

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