Written by Les Masterson
The nation’s large doctors’ association adopted that policy during its annual meeting in Chicago this week.
The AMA declared that “cheerleading is as rigorous as many other activities that high schools and the NCAA consider sports.”
By approving the new policy, the AMA is suggesting better safety measures in cheerleading.
The New York State Board of Regents voted in April to recognize cheerleading as an official interscholastic sport.
Whether cheerleading is a sport has been a contentious sports debate for years. One side says the cheerleaders train just as hard as any other athletes. Detractors say any competition that is judged isn't a sport. What do you think? Is cheerleading a sport? Vote in the poll above and share your thoughts in the comment section below.