AMA: Cheerleading Should Be Considered A Sport

June 9, 2014 10:39 PM

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CHICAGO (CBS HoustonAP) — The American Medical Association says cheerleading should be considered a sport because of its rigors and risks.

The nation’s largest doctors’ group adopted that as policy Monday at its annual meeting in Chicago. AMA members say cheerleading is as rigorous as many other activities that high schools and the NCAA consider sports. Adding it to the list would mean more safety measures for cheerleaders and proper t...

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