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Sorry, cheerleading is not a sport

Updated: July 7, 2014, 12:57 PM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | espnW.com

At its annual meeting in Chicago recently, the American Medical Association unexpectedly voted to adopt a policy designating cheerleading as a sport. It encouraged appropriate accrediting bodies to do the same.

It's about damn time, right?

Not so fast.

The AMA based its decision on an intention to increase safety protocols and funding for high school and collegiate cheer programs, which would be a positive outcome. The problem is that, by ...

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