Sunday, 27 April 2014

Pole Dancing

Today I noticed a poor quality BBC video of the Pole World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, where more than 150 pole dancers from around the world have been competing (CLICK). I had no idea how artistic these top athletes are. Now the good news for London fans. The International Pole Sports Federation will be holding the World Pole Sports Championships London in July. You can book tickets now (CLICK). The BBC spends a fortune televising boring old sports like football and rugby with no artistic content, just mud. Let's hope it can spare a few quid on the World Pole Sports Championships London. It might persuade me to switch on my television set.

2 Comments:

At 28/4/14, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Indian gymnastic sport Mallakhamb is far more energetic than the pole dancers appear to be.

A sample
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FTBrtifKYQ

 
At 28/4/14, Blogger Ian Cox said...

Thanks for your comment. I posted this video of top Mallakhamb gymnasts on my blog a few years ago:
http://coxsoft.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/mallakhamb.html

The differencies between the two sports are that the Mallakhamb pole is greased and has a top, which allows for more spectacular mounts and dismounts than pole dancing. Both sports want Olympic status. It would be interesting to compare the two.

 

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