A popular term referring to sports and activities perceived to have a high level of inherent danger or risk. Typically this is due to some combination of height, speed, skill required or the general environment.

Originally popularized by marketing companies to promote events such as the the X Games and content provides such as the Extreme Sports Channel and Extreme.com 'extreme sports' can refer to any activity or sport that has a high degree of danger.

There is no universally accepted definition of 'extreme sports' and it's often a case of "you'll know it when you see it".

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