Acrobatics is a sport, cheerleading isn't a sport. However, acrobatics plays a part in cheerleading.
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It depends on how its judged. It takes effort, organization and coordination from a team. Team sparring and team forms are part of Tae Kwon Do competitions, so why not cheerleading?
It requires discipline for point sparring technique to be acquired. Kata's are more disipline heavy, yes. But still considered part of the 'sport' of TKD. My point is how its judged. The katas are still sport and cheerleading could be judged, and are frankly not too philosophically different from Katas. I dont se how they judged cheerleading to not be a sport. I have a philosophical disagreement with that.
In figure skating, acrobatics, gymnastics (same?), competitive cheerleading, etc.
The judges are the referees/arbiters/umpires of the successful landing of the respective sport's version of a goal/basket/shot/run/score/whatever. By accomplishing various tasks/activates, etc., to the satisfaction of the judges the athletes “score”.
Now, I would say that the things I mentioned already are less of a "full sport", if you will, than, say, football...
But still, I consider them a sport.
Last edited by The Mark; 07-21-10 at 07:59 PM.
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