As the Olympics recently wrapped up in Beijing, I began to wonder- could cheerleading ever become an Olympic event? Sure, there is debate over whether or not it is a sport in the first place. At my high school, being a cheerleader meant that you were popular, not that you were a great athlete. But at many schools across the country, cheerleaders are hardcore. They put in several of hours of training a day to master complete control of their bodies. The tumbling they do could certainly rival the floor routines of many gymnasts. Some might argue that the scoring would be too subjective, but the same argument could certainly be made for events like gymnastics or diving. If ping-pong is an Olympic sport, then why not cheerleading? Cross your fingers, and maybe we’ll see it in London in 2012.