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The World Pole Sport Championships took place last month and with it came some controversy. The topic of pole dancing in the Olympics isn’t new anymore, but after International Pole Sports Federation’s latest competition, the discussion got a little more serious. What’s the difference this time around? IPSF has made stricter rules, come up with number and letter combinations in place of familiar pole dance move names like FM10 in place of the Spatchcock and are deducting points for smaller mistakes much like they do in Gymnastics and Ice Skating. To get a better understanding of how IPSF is running their competition and their reasoning behind it, click here! What do you think? Should pole be in the Olympics? Do you think this new standard in London “seperates the men from the boys”? Share your thoughts below or on Twitter – @UPArtists Photo via The Wall Street Journal

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