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Extreme sports

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Presentation about Extreme sports; History, Background, Classification, Competition

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Extreme sports

  1. 1. By Tarek Besrour 18-03-2016
  2. 2. Extreme sports History Background Classification Competition video
  3. 3. History 1950 • phrase usually, but wrongly, attributed to Ernest Hemingway: There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games 1970 - 1980 • were considered extreme, only sports where the risk of fatal accidents on error were real 1990 • self-proclaimed extreme sports has become quite common, in order to enhance the activity. 2000 • New definition: sports that offer high adrenaline or are classic sports variations initially without dangers but oriented harsher practices, more complex and more dangerous 2004 • New classification of extreme sports
  4. 4. Background Extreme sports offer the opportunity to shape the path for individuals which like to find out where their limits lie. Lifestyle sports provide more individualized ways of pushing yourself. There is no winning and losing in these sports and there is very little organization into teams or leagues. Given the high- adrenaline image, it's unsurprising that male 15 to 24 year- olds are the prime market for extreme sports Extreme sports can also enable people to confront fears
  5. 5. Classification (1/2) Air sports •the aerial ballet, base jumping, sky flying Land sports •mountaineering, motocross extreme, extreme skiing Water sports •barefoot, high- dive or cliff-dive
  6. 6. Classification (2/2) Extreme vehicle sports: These sports require the use of snow, ice or water) sports and rolling sports Motorized: waterskiing, motocross Non Motorized: windsurfing, skateboarding Extreme non-vehicle sports: rock climbing, canyoning
  7. 7. Competition (1/3) 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
  8. 8. Competition (2/3) SUMMER
  9. 9. Competition (3/3) For the last 20 years, the Festival International des Sports Extrêmes (FISE) in Montpellier has been a staple event in the action sports calendar
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