International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) officials are set to meet with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) tomorrow to discuss their application for recognition in Lausanne.
IPSF President Katie Coates and vice-president Kate Whitley are due to attend the meeting, described as "ground-breaking" by the governing body.
"The IPSF have been working since 2014 to meet SportAccord and IOC criteria and this meeting take us a step closer to our recognition goal," the IPSF said in a statement.
Coates had previously said they were "honoured" to be invited to meet with the IOC at the organisation’s headquarters.
The IPSF missed out on achieving IOC recognition last month, with the IOC Executive Board provisionally recognising muay thai and cheerleading.
It followed applications from 16 International Federations, with pole sports among those to have submitted a bid.
The IPSF were praised by the IOC for their "comprehensive application as part of the 2016 IOC recognition procedure", despite being overlooked.
The IOC told the IPSF that it was "clear that a great deal of time and effort has been spent in preparing the application".
The IPSF was also turned down for membership of umbrella organisation SportAccord last year.
The IPSF confirmed they had submitted an application for IOC recognition in October, which they said was the "beginning of a long process we are proud to be ready for" while claiming they are "rapidly evolving" to meet the eligibility criteria.
The recognition process has been led by the IPSF Olympic Sub-Committee, comprised of Whitley, Kriston Leagh, Lies Cuisinier, Bianca Scholten, Maria Alexandra Hernandez and Jimena Barrios.
Their efforts were given a boost after they were officially confirmed as a signatory of the World Anti-Doping Agency Code.