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date: 29 September 2020

Extreme Sports 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Douglas BoothDouglas BOOTH, Holly ThorpeHolly THORPE

There is no clear definition of what makes for an “extreme” sport. They share some common elements, however: they are popular with youth, they involve often dangerous exposure to the natural elements, they are not usually sanctioned by the sporting organizations that govern mainstream sports, and they are very popular with the media. Extreme sports typically have been most popular with young white males, although that too is changing. The Summer and Winter X Games, viewed by over 34 million people in the US alone in 2012, are the biggest venue for extreme sports. ...

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