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• phrase usually, but wrongly, attributed to Ernest Hemingway: There are only three
sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games
• were considered extreme, only sports where the risk of fatal accidents on error were
• self-proclaimed extreme sports has become quite common, in order to enhance the
• New definition: sports that offer high adrenaline or are classic sports variations
initially without dangers but oriented harsher practices, more complex and more
• New classification of extreme sports
Extreme sports offer
the opportunity to
shape the path for
individuals which like
to find out where
their limits lie.
of pushing yourself.
There is no winning
and losing in these
sports and there is
teams or leagues.
Given the high-
adrenaline image, it's
male 15 to 24 year-
olds are the prime
market for extreme
Extreme sports can
also enable people to
•the aerial ballet,
dive or cliff-dive
Extreme vehicle sports:
These sports require the use of
snow, ice or water) sports
and rolling sports
Non Motorized: windsurfing,
The Winter X Games is an annual sports event, controlled and arranged by the U.S. sports
broadcaster ESPN (with coverage also shown on its sister network ABC), which focuses on extreme sports