Pole Dancers Seek New Venue: The Olym...

Pole Dancers Seek New Venue: The Olympics

There are 44 comments on the CBS News story from Feb 23, 2010, titled Pole Dancers Seek New Venue: The Olympics. In it, CBS News reports that:

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#1 Feb 23, 2010
Sure, make it an Olympic event. It's more challenging than curling, I think, and more athletic than shooting a rifle. It is more entertaining that putting the shot. It is no more revealing than many athletic get ups. Mind you, you'll have to have a men's event as well and a couples and a team, not to mention synchronized pole dancing.

Sure. Make it an Olympic even. Maybe it could replace the equestrian events, since you would have to prove you were human rather than equine.
andet1987

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#2 Feb 23, 2010
laojim wrote:
Sure, make it an Olympic event. It's more challenging than curling, I think, and more athletic than shooting a rifle. It is more entertaining that putting the shot. It is no more revealing than many athletic get ups. Mind you, you'll have to have a men's event as well and a couples and a team, not to mention synchronized pole dancing.
Sure. Make it an Olympic even. Maybe it could replace the equestrian events, since you would have to prove you were human rather than equine.
i agree. pole dancers and aerialists have talents too. as long as they do it in good taste, artistically, gracefully, skillfully without resorting to eroticism or trying to arouse others sexually, i believe it would be as interesting as figure skating and gymnastics.

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#3 Feb 23, 2010
andet1987 wrote:
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i agree. pole dancers and aerialists have talents too. as long as they do it in good taste, artistically, gracefully, skillfully without resorting to eroticism or trying to arouse others sexually, i believe it would be as interesting as figure skating and gymnastics.
Right, I note that they eschew eroticism in the figure skating. Yes, sir, they all dress like the Sisters of Mercy, don't they?

Don't you know what the word "gymnasium" comes from?
andet1987

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#4 Feb 23, 2010
laojim wrote:
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Right, I note that they eschew eroticism in the figure skating. Yes, sir, they all dress like the Sisters of Mercy, don't they?
Don't you know what the word "gymnasium" comes from?
hi, copied from Wikipedia:

The word &#947;&#965;&#956; &#957;&#940;&#963; &#953;&#959;&#957; (gymnasion) was used in Ancient Greece, meaning a locality for both physical and intellectual education of young men (see gymnasium (ancient Greece)). The latter meaning of intellectual education persisted in German and other languages, whereas in English the meaning of physical education was retained in the word gym. The gymnasium prepares pupils to enter a university for advanced academic study.

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#5 Feb 23, 2010
andet1987 wrote:
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hi, copied from Wikipedia:
The word &#947;&#965;&#956; &#957;&#940;&#963; &#953;&#959;&#957; (gymnasion) was used in Ancient Greece, meaning a locality for both physical and intellectual education of young men (see gymnasium (ancient Greece)). The latter meaning of intellectual education persisted in German and other languages, whereas in English the meaning of physical education was retained in the word gym. The gymnasium prepares pupils to enter a university for advanced academic study.
Yes, but look at the derivation.
The prefix gymn- refers to nakedness as in the botanical gymnosperm for a plant that produces a bare seed, like a pine. It is found in gymnopaedia, which refers to the spartan custom of expositions by naked youths.
Gymnasium, therefore, originally referred to the room or the place in which athletes trained, which training was traditionally, in the nude. Thus the gymnasium might be defined as the naked room.

Just the place for a pole dancing competition, don't you think?

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#7 Feb 24, 2010
That will be a sight, the gold medal pole dancer on the Wheaties box!

USA! USA! USA!

LOL!
andet1987

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#8 Feb 24, 2010
laojim wrote:
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Yes, but look at the derivation.
The prefix gymn- refers to nakedness as in the botanical gymnosperm for a plant that produces a bare seed, like a pine. It is found in gymnopaedia, which refers to the spartan custom of expositions by naked youths.
Gymnasium, therefore, originally referred to the room or the place in which athletes trained, which training was traditionally, in the nude. Thus the gymnasium might be defined as the naked room.
Just the place for a pole dancing competition, don't you think?
very good. that is right. i found this:
Etymology: < Gr gymnos, naked

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#9 Feb 24, 2010
andet1987 wrote:
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very good. that is right. i found this:
Etymology: < Gr gymnos, naked
You mean you doubted my word?
I am shocked and saddened by your lack of faith.
Ah, these are sad times here in Uncle Sam's fair land. Sad times.
andet1987

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#10 Feb 24, 2010
laojim wrote:
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You mean you doubted my word?
I am shocked and saddened by your lack of faith.
Ah, these are sad times here in Uncle Sam's fair land. Sad times.
please, i am not trying to offend you. i have no intention. ok ?
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#11 Feb 25, 2010
PooPoo Platter wrote:
That will be a sight, the gold medal pole dancer on the Wheaties box!
USA! USA! USA!
LOL!
As an ex club dancer, I can tell you it's harder than it looks.
PooPoo Platter

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#12 Feb 25, 2010
just candid wrote:
<quoted text>As an ex club dancer, I can tell you it's harder than it looks.
I don't doubt that it requires strength, stamina, and athleticism.

But an OLYMPIC sport??? Bob Costas handing off coverage to the pole dance venue? Features about how competitors got their start in small town clubs? A pole dancer carrying the flag at the closing ceremonies? The Norman Rockwell scene of the family huddled around the TV, and the little kid asks Mommy & Daddy detailed questions?

Pole dancing may or may not become an Olympic sport. The campaign to make it an Olympic sport will inspire lots of comedy.

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#13 Feb 25, 2010
just candid wrote:
<quoted text>As an ex club dancer, I can tell you it's harder than it looks.
I rather imagine it is a lot more difficult than running fifty yards or shooting a rifle, both of which are already in the Olympic games. The only problem I see is that it would soon be dominated by twelve year old girls who should be studying instead of spending all day on balance beams and poles.
andet1987

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#14 Feb 25, 2010
should a FATHER be the Trainer if someone likes to practice pole dancing ?
andet1987

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#15 Feb 25, 2010
should a Father be allowed to watch his daughter compete in the Olympics pole dancing ?

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#16 Feb 25, 2010
I'll go to the Olympics is they add pole dancing, how about those lap dances?
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#17 Feb 25, 2010
laojim wrote:
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I rather imagine it is a lot more difficult than running fifty yards or shooting a rifle, both of which are already in the Olympic games. The only problem I see is that it would soon be dominated by twelve year old girls who should be studying instead of spending all day on balance beams and poles.
Bummer :(
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#18 Feb 25, 2010
PooPoo Platter wrote:
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I don't doubt that it requires strength, stamina, and athleticism.
But an OLYMPIC sport??? Bob Costas handing off coverage to the pole dance venue? Features about how competitors got their start in small town clubs? A pole dancer carrying the flag at the closing ceremonies? The Norman Rockwell scene of the family huddled around the TV, and the little kid asks Mommy & Daddy detailed questions?
Pole dancing may or may not become an Olympic sport. The campaign to make it an Olympic sport will inspire lots of comedy.
Norman Rockell may not have known what he missed out on. Matter of fact more mothers should take it up, keep them in great shape.
andet1987

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#19 Feb 25, 2010
Santorini wrote:
I'll go to the Olympics is they add pole dancing, how about those lap dances?
i will watch it. as long as the Old Married Guy is ALSO NUDE with a very hard on while the wh*re is dancing on his lap.
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#20 Feb 25, 2010
Lap dancing is allowed in Canuck'dee with your drink, but pole dancing in the winter Oly's - why not synchronized pogo schticks...

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#21 Feb 25, 2010
andet1987 wrote:
should a FATHER be the Trainer if someone likes to practice pole dancing ?
I would suggest that a) you are taking this a bit too seriously and b) that is the father's decision to make. If my daughter, with her back, wanted to take up pole dancing I think I wouldn't watch but just wait down at the Emergency Room for her arrival.

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