All-Star cheerleading received provisional recognition from the International Olympic Committee in December of 2016. This announcement puts cheerleading into the running to become a part of the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. (The New York Times - Dec. 6, 2016)
The International Cheer Union will receive at least $25,000 annually from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), with the possibility of additional grants, to be used towards show casing the sport. This period can last for three years where at any time the IOC can vote to fully recognize the sport. The International Cheerleading Union will then need to petition to be included, at which point if approved, cheerleading becomes and official Olympic Sport.
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