Could pole dancing become an Olympic sport?

(NBC) - 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," pole dancer Jasmin Bristow commented. "They're on a horizontal bar, we're on a vertical bar."

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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