Should Cheer be considered a sport?

“Exercise, ice and a lot of Advil. And do everything you can to keep it stable,” just a little something that athletes tend to have to do in order to play. Working to get their sore and injured bodies going in order to compete to the best of their ability. Which some would agree is a part of being an athlete of a sport, but Eileen Bangaoil, the person who said that, is not on a “sports” team. She went into surgery for an ACL injury that limited her ability for the time being. They go through the same things in order to perform as an athlete on a sports team does, so why what she does isn’t considered a sport.

The definition of a sport is an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. Which cheer-leading in fact fits all of those requirements. Agreeing with the point of some cheer not exactly having much physicality needed to be involved with but that is pure entertainment. “The truth is, there really isn’t a solid definition of “official” sport,” is correct don’t you think? Anything that involves physical skill and the training and practice of that physicality in order to enhance those abilities for the opportunity to win in a competition should then be considered a sport. Whereas would be placing cheer-leading under the category of sport and not taking or changing something defined as a sport or competition out of its category.

http://www.espn.com/espn/page2/story?page=drehs/040316

https://varsity.com/event/1252/cheer-as-a-sport.aspx

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