This is probably the best news JJJ‘s heard so far today — Cheerleading is finally being recognized as a sport by the IOC!
According to the New York Times, while the International Olympic Committee is recognizing cheerleading, that doesn’t mean that we’ll see actual competitions at the Olympics any time soon. Bummer!
However, the recognition means that cheerleading’s governing body, the International Cheer Union, will receive at least $25,000 every year and have the opportunity to apply for additional grants. Which is a major fete!
This period of recognition lasts for three years, and at any point during this time, IOC execs can vote to fully recognize the sport. After that, the ICU can petition to be included in the Games.
JJJ is pretty sure cheerleading has always been a sport though — have you seen the injuries they endure?! No pads people!
Twitter, which acquired Vine in 2012 before the app had even launched, announced Thursday morning that it would be discontinuing the app in the coming months.
“You’ll be able to access and download your Vines. We’ll be keeping the website online because we think it’s important to still be able to watch all the incredible Vines that have been made,” Twitter shared in an announcement on Medium to current users.
The awards will honor outstanding individuals 19 years old and younger that are leading, disrupting and empowering across a variety of platforms. This program brings the teenage demographic together as one by recognizing the importance of entrepreneurs, influencers, philanthropists and more.
The nominees of this program are all living proof of the program’s moto: Young people can make a difference too. Check out more info on TigerBeat.com.
The stars have taken to Twitter, Instagram and more to pay tribute to the fallen, the heroes and remember the horrific events that happened 15 years ago today.
“Walking the streets of New York City today you can not help but think of those who lost their life many years ago on this very day,” Sadie Robertson wrote on Instagram. “A devastating day…. but on that day our country came together. The city of New York came together. Today, we walk with smiles on our faces through this wonderful city, because we are thankful for our country and for the men and women who fought hard so that we can walk the streets safely. We will never forget.”
Read what Sabrina and Jake wrote below:
Remember the lives we lost 15 years ago, be grateful for those we still hold in our arms today. #NeverForget