Monday Night Owls - 17 April 2017 - Should cheerleading be an Olympic sport?
We read an article about whether cheerleading is a sport or not, and the changes it has gone through to be considered a potential Olympic sport:
Vocabulary Top 10:
extracurricular - used to describe extra activities (such as sports) that can be done by the students in a school but that are not part of the regular schedule of classes
usher in - to happen at the beginning of (something, such as a period of activity) and usually to help cause it
spirit industry - the cheerleading industry (spirit = enthusiastic loyalty, e.g. for a team)
stunt - a difficult and often dangerous action
corner the market - to have the greatest market share in a particular industry without having a monopoly
staggering - very large, shocking, or surprising
sports clinic - a sports meeting during which a group of people learn about a particular thing or work on a particular problem
sidelines - the space outside the area where a game is played on a field or court
abide by - to accept and be guided by (something)
pom poms - a large collection of plastic strings attached to a handle that is waved by cheerleaders
Do you think cheerleading should be included in the Olympics? What other sports would you like to see included?