You have to be pretty fit to make in the world of pole dancing... but are pole-dancers world-class athletes?
The International Pole Sports Federation says "YES!" (shortly after stuffing a buck into my g-string), and they want to prove it on the big stage by showing off at the Olympics.
And I don't mean after hours at some unofficial venues a few blocks from the arenas.
According to David Moye of the Huffington Post, there's a push to get strippers... er... dancers on the pole in time for the 2016 Games as an official Olympic sport.
"My stance has always been that while I support the pole community's efforts to get pole into the Olympics, I don't think the general public is ready for the sport yet on such a mainstream/public scale,"U.S. National Pole Dancing Champion Natasha Wang told Moye.On the other hand, pole dancing wouldn't be the weirdest sport ever to make the Olympics -- not when the Games have given medals for pigeon shooting, tug of war and rhythmic gymnastics