Cheerleading ruled "not a sport"


From NY Daily News:

A federal judge in Connecticut ruled today the activity was “too underdeveloped and disorganised” to be considered a sport under the law.

Barring a successful appeal, the ruling means cheerleading funding cannot be used to satisfy the US Title IX law that requires equal public opportunities for male and female sports.

The case revolved around a March 2009 lawsuit from members of Quinnipiac University‘s women’s volleyball team, which claimed the Hamden, Connecticut, school’s plan to eliminate the team while creating a new varsity sport called “competitive cheerleading” was illegal.

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