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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

USA Today: The American Medical Association now considers cheerleading 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 training for their coaches.

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