Cheerleading is considered to be a real sport. In 2016 it was officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and had been granted provisional Olympic status. Last year Kit McConnell (IOC sports director) said that the International Cheer Union is now eligible to apply to become part of the Olympics program. That doesn't necessarily mean that cheerleaders will be going to the 2024 Games, but at least they are getting closer to doing so.
TuksCheerleading is a great way to get involved with TuksSport.