Cheerleading has transformed into sideline leaps and chants have become part of genuine competitions showcasing serious talent and athleticism. Competitions have expanded from the United States to the rest of the world. News is that cheerleading has received provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee, a pinnacle in a history that dates to the 1800s. Cheerleading is not yet in the Olympics but the Olympic committee is looking for sports popular with younger viewers — it added skateboarding for 2020 — it certainly seems possible that cheerleading could be next