This is a debated subject, but I'm more literal when it comes to sports. If it's not physical (like race cars) and there is no score or thing to win then it's not a sport. While they do work hard and it can be physically demanding, their point is moot. Do they actually help their team win? Probably not, they're more likely distractions than motivation. It's also very sexist how we view cheerleaders. While male cheerleaders do exist, the fact that cheerleaders are mainly kept around to show off pretty women is a little sad even though we often never complain about it or want to. But as far as a sport, can you give me an N and a O? What's that spell?
Do you think cheerleading is a sport?