Born on Sideline, Cheering Clamors to Be Sport

The New York Times, continuing its ‘Gender Games’ series, looks into the trend of cheerleading becoming an official sport.

Professor Hogshead-Makar provides her insight:

“As long as it’s actually operating as a sport, we welcome it into the women’s sports tent,” said Nancy Hogshead-Makar, the senior director of advocacy at the Women’s Sports Foundation. Like gymnastics or figure skating, she said, “this is another aesthetic sport that if done right could provide lots more girls with legitimate sports experiences.”

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