Should cheerleading be considered a sport?

March 9, 2017

Forty years ago, cheerleaders were known for two things: sex appeal and dance moves. Squads cheered on football teams and provided entertainment through their performances at halftime, but these dances were nothing like the stunt-filled routines we see today. Over the past couple decades, cheerleading has transformed. In fact, on Dec. 6, cheerleading was given provisional status by the International Olympic Committee, giving the International Cheer Union the ability to…