Make Dance Dance Revolution an Official American Sport sign now

As many players and supporters of DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) know, Norway recently deemed DDR an official sport of their nation.

We here want the same.

The news from Norway (Source: DDRFreak [http://www.DDRFreak.com])triggered the formation of a local DDR League. The league, tentatively titled "Maximum Overdrive", was formed by two teenage DDR Players: Case Boyle [14 yrs. old] [League Founder] and Brian Tompkins [13 yrs. old] [League co-founder]. The news also inspired them to start this petition.

The controversy of DDR to be considered a sport or not was very big on the DDRFreak.com Forums, of which Boyle was a member of. This had him thinking much about the subject. The real inspiration came when thge news from Norway arrived.

The Maximum Overdrive project started simple: Make some promotional items (Shirts, Hats, etc.) and start an online movement. (http://MaximumOverdriveNY.tripod.com) complete with an online petition, a material petition, and a good idea to get members by means of going to the mall arcade, which is known to have a good amount of highly DDR-supportive players.

Basically all we ask is for anyone that supports DDR to please sign this petition. Come on, if ESPN can broadcast poker as a sport, why not DDR? Plus, DDR actually matches the criteria of the word "Sport", which technically is "Any activity with a governed set of rules and is played competitively". DDR exactly mentions that. The definition also mentions, "Any activity with a set of set rules that involves physical exertion and is played competitively." Last we remember the only thing physically exerted in Poker was your thumbs.

So, if you agree, please sign this petition in hopes of us reaching our desire of DDR becoming a sport.

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Latest Signatures

  • 12 February 2017851. Benjamin Chipman Dr. (unverified)
    DDR for life!!!!!
  • 11 December 2015850. Adam C
    Do you play DDR? No Do you watch DDR? No w00t!
  • 11 December 2015849. Jacqueline J
    I support this petition
  • 09 December 2015848. Diukpoland Braun
    Do you play DDR? No Do you watch DDR? No This is great idea, really!
  • 09 December 2015847. Christopher R
    I support this petition
  • 09 December 2015846. Lucretia Gomez
    Do you play DDR? No Do you watch DDR? No (('.'() ()'.'))
  • 08 December 2015845. Goo G
    I support this petition
  • 07 December 2015844. Kumiko Wu
    Do you play DDR? No Do you watch DDR? No ^.^
  • 06 December 2015843. Trob Grant
    Do you play DDR? No Do you watch DDR? No This really does deseve to become a sport, everything about it is sportly. Including the physical activities and the scoring system.
  • 05 December 2015842. Billy Gilmore
    I support this petition
  • 05 December 2015841. Matt Ramsey
    Do you play DDR? No Do you watch DDR? No DDR is awesome, and a great workout and strategic game
  • 03 December 2015840. Sarah C
    I support this petition
  • 02 December 2015839. Pioupiou Cummings
    Do you play DDR? No Do you watch DDR? No I've always considered DDR as a sport so this petition is quite "normal" I think.
  • 02 December 2015838. Spencer C
    Do you play DDR? No Do you watch DDR? No A sport is defined as "any activity, competitive and non-competitive, in which the physical capacities of the participant decide the outcome of the activity." If table tennis is considered a sport, DDR should be a
  • 02 December 2015837. Paul S
    Do you play DDR? No Do you watch DDR? No Make Dance games in general a sport not DDR cuz ddr is lame PIU and ITG is where its at
  • 01 December 2015836. Jerson Allenms
    I support this petition
  • 01 December 2015835. Joel Joyce
    Do you play DDR? No Do you watch DDR? No Greatest game ever
  • 30 November 2015834. Brendan Martinakar
    Do you play DDR? No Do you watch DDR? No you guys are too young to get anything done.
  • 27 November 2015833. Craig Charles
    Do you play DDR? No Do you watch DDR? No I don't mind whether DDR becomes a sport or not.
  • 27 November 2015832. Isaac G
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 2015831. Aaron Shaffer
    Do you play DDR? No Do you watch DDR? No The best game I've ever played
  • 25 November 2015830. Anna Goodwin
    Do you play DDR? No Do you watch DDR? No DDR RULES! :D
  • 22 November 2015829. Andres Bailey
    I support this petition
  • 22 November 2015828. Nick Pace
    Do you play DDR? No Do you watch DDR? No DDR is mabey the most difficult exerise game ever created, only of the person is playing on a standard difficulty or higher
  • 22 November 2015827. Rita L
    Do you play DDR? No Do you watch DDR? No if curling is an official sport, DDR should *definately* be one, too!
  • 21 November 2015826. Keith B
    Do you play DDR? No Do you watch DDR? No this would be great I mean look at cheerleading now if thats a sport DDR should be played eveywere and everytime.
  • 21 November 2015825. Andrew Cuevas
    I support this petition

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Philip SuttonBy:
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Petition target:
The U.S. Olympic Committee

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