The Olympics never cease to amaze me

From the Time Of London

One has its origins in Ancient Greece when long spears were used for vaulting the walls of besieged cities, the other traces its roots to the strip club boom of the 1980s.
Yet within a decade it looks possible that pole dancing could join pole vaulting as an Olympic sport.
The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) confirmed yesterday that it has given observer status to the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) in a move which sets out a “clear pathway” towards full Olympic recognition.
Patrick Baumann, president of GAISF said it was an “exciting time” for pole sports and added: “We will do everything within our remit to help them realise their full potential and . . . one day, maybe become part of the Olympic…