Extreme sports in Extreme conditions
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Citation:Malashenkova, M. (2016, October). Extreme sports in Extreme conditions. Paper presented at ITP Sport, Exercise & Health Research Symposium, Institute of Sport & Adventure (ISA), Otago Polytechnic (OP).
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3779
The definition "extreme“ in relation to sport is performed in a hazardous environment and involves great risk. In the modern world of extreme sports, a number of factors require an athlete to have maximum concentration, cope with the stress and physical and emotional mobilisation capabilities. Extreme sports, or X sports, encompass a wide and growing range of activities from bungee jumping to skateboarding, snowboarding and white water kayaking. Common to all of these sports are risk-taking, pushing limits (physical and legal) and having fun.