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Cheerleading is not always considered a sport because it is not always competitive. The definiton of a sport is: an activity with rules or customs engaged in competitively, so if you are talking about competitive cheer then yes that is a sport. In addition, the flips and air stunts require specialized training and top physical condition.

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People dont believe it's a sport because they are jealous that they dont have the streingth, stamina, loyalty, and dedication. If they did they would tryout but they probabally wouldn't make to team! :)

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Because, people have the image of a cheerleader as a girl in a short skirt, jumping around shouting GO TEAM GO! Whereas they think of a gymnast as an athlete. People don't think about the truly difficult things cheerleaders do. All-star cheerleaders do many of the same things as gymnasts, plus they stunt.

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Those who consider cheerleading a sport consdier it so for many reasons:

1. It is competitive, and cheerleaders do compete

2. There is an official governing body the USASF for All-Star and NCA for school

3. It requires heavy athletic talent in the fields of gymnastics, flexibility, strength, and many other

4. It's high risk and dangerous

Those who argue against it say that when judges determine a score, it is not based on pure athletic talent, but on the opinion of a third party.

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i think that the reason why people prefer other sports to gymnastics is because it is a risk even for the professional that enter at the olympic standard have to be care because one wrong move and it could ruin a career.

personally i think that gymnastics is a great sport and i admire all the gymnasts out there what ever age your all amasing !!!!

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gymnastics is in the Olympics because gymnastics is not a huge sport so that is why a lot of small sports r in the Olympics so they can be big 1 every 4 years.

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Cheerleading is a sport. It takes a lot of practice and work to be a cheerleader. People just don't consider it as a sport for some reason.

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Because they're STUPID!

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