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NY to classify cheerleading as sport
Buffalo, N.Y.- Board of Regents votes to classify cheerleading as sport beginning winter 2014/2015 cheering season.
The Regents said the measure will help ensure that coaches are properly trained and that schools follow a common set of standards.
New York has been considering whether to recognize cheerleading -- with its pyramids, tosses, and tumbling -- as an interscholastic sport since 2009.
State officials said 34 states and the District of Columbia currently do so.