Of Course Cheerleading is a Sport! Do you ever wonder why cheerleading is in the Olympics? I am a cheerleader and trust me, it's a sport! Lifting 100lbs+ people is not as easy as you think... In fact I'm surprised that some people think that cheerleading is not a sport! It is a combination of dance and gymnastics (both qualified as a sport) but it's still very unique. And for those people who think that flying is easy, ITS NOT. It takes a crap ton of balance. And also, we don't 'shake our butts around like a bunch of immature strippers'... It's called dance. We work just as hard at practice than any other sport. I'm not trying to offend anyone, but if you don't think that cheerleading is a sport, try it yourself... You'll see how it's not just like those stereotypes.