Everyone is entitled to create their own definition of what a sport is since there is no real clear definition. Trying to claim that an activity can only be labeled as a sport if there is an established governing body for that activity is one way, but I respectfully disagree with you.
Women who currently compete in pole dancing have considered changing the name of this sport so people who cannot broaden their minds will accept it, but then again, would they really accept it? Probably not. It was also agree that there really isn't a name to describe it better. Vertical dance was an alternative, but didn't really work either, so for now we continue to call it pole dancing. We are ok with people who do not want to think of us as participating in a sport. We don't care what you think of us or what label you want to use for us.
Women who compete in pole dancing today train hard and are more athletic and fit than many who people who compete in games you label as sports. Women who pole dance competitively do it for themselves and because they love the art of dance and athleticism required. Women who compete in pole dancing today do NOT flaunt themselves in strip clubs and just walk around a pole to be sexy and turn pigs, I mean men, on.
Here is the definition from Wikipedia
Maybe someday the Olympic committe will recognize it too. When it does, those of you who don't personally choose to recognize it as a sport don't have to watch it. The rest of us will.