Funny sport 2012 – fight and street dancing bloopers An extreme sport (also called freesport, action sport, and adventure sport) is a popular term for certain activities perceived as having a high level of inherent danger.These activities often involve speed, height, a high level of physical exertion, and highly specialized gear or spectacular stunts. The definition of an extreme sport is not exact — for example, although studies show that road cycling ranks as the sport with the highest number of injuries, it is not considered an extreme sport because it is not counter-cultural[citation needed]. The term’s origin is also unclear, but it gained popularity in the 1990s when it was picked up by marketing companies to promote the X Games. Ice Climbing is a more extreme type of climbing. While use of the term “extreme sport” has spread far and wide to describe a multitude of different activities, exactly which sports are considered ‘extreme’ is debatable. There are however several characteristics common to most extreme sports. While not the exclusive domain of youth, extreme sports tend to have a younger-than-average target demographic. Extreme sports are rarely sanctioned by schools.[citation needed] Extreme sports tend to be more solitary than traditional sports .(Rafting and paintballing are notable exception, as they are done in teams.) In addition, beginning extreme athletes tend to work on their craft without the guidance of a coach (though some may