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New Sports in the Winter Olympics: An Extreme Trend?

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Extreme sports are particularly attractive for the Olympics because they have proven ratings success with ESPN’s X Games, which in 2012 drew in 35.4 million viewers. In contrast, ratings for the Winter Olympics have struggled. While the 2006 Turin Games were beat in the U.S. ratings by American Idol, in 2010, snowboarder Shaun White helped make the Vancouver Games the highest rated Winter Olympics yet, with 30.1 million viewers on the night he took home gold in the halfpipe. These extreme sports draw in ratings because they can be enjoyed without having to know much about the sport. “The audience can appreciate the risks,” Forsyth said. “You don’t have to have a lot of technical knowledge to appreciate these sports.” Meaning, people can watch snowboarders jump on a metal rail and flip three times, or a skier jump out of a halfpipe and flip while in a split, and just be entertained. “Skiing is a visually spectacular sport,” said Mike Douglass, the “godfather of freesking,”a subset of skiers who ride more like snowboarders with tricks, flips, spins, etc off of halfpipes and down slopes. “It’s a dreamer’s type"...

 

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The Environmental Impact of Surfing: Part One – Introduction

The Environmental Impact of Surfing: Part One – Introduction | Bright future for outdoor sports? | Scoop.it
A place to learn about surfing and surfboard design. Get surfing tips and read surfboard reviews from surfers like you.
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Dancing with nature: rhythm and harmony in extreme sport participation

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(2009). Dancing with nature: rhythm and harmony in extreme sport participation. Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning: Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 135-149. doi: 10.1080/14729670903116912
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The whole film: STEPS - A journey to the edge of climate change

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Living on the Edge: Extreme Sports and their Role in Society : Articles : SummitPost

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Living on the Edge: Extreme Sports and their Role in Society : SummitPost.org : Climbing, hiking, mountaineering
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Extreme sports surfing to success

Extreme sports surfing to success | Bright future for outdoor sports? | Scoop.it
Once upon a time extreme sports were the domain of a brave few and the requirements were fairly simple - now it is a multi-milion pound industry.
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The Future of Extreme Sports: BPS 2011 : Daniel Granado

The Future of Extreme Sports: BPS 2011 : Daniel Granado | Bright future for outdoor sports? | Scoop.it
This is a video presentation on my article titled The Future of Extreme Sports. The video looks at the role of consumerism and motivations that drive...
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