10 Most Dangerous Sports In The World

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Sports can be a great source of exercise for not only your body but also your mind. It can be also a great provider of entertainment. While some of us choose sports as a hobby, many built their career on it. Most of the sports in the world have some kind of risk involved in it. Be it small injuries or dangerous ones, players always have the chance of getting hurt. But these sports have a high chance of getting hurt because of its extremely dangerous concept. These are the most deadly sports in the world:

  1. WHITEWATER RAFTING:

Rafting and white water rafting are recreational outdoor activities which describe the riding of a boat or raft downstream.  Full of peril, in this activity an inflatable raft is used as a vehicle for navigating the rough waters of whitewater or other rough water bodies. Carrying a huge amount of water, these rivers push down the raft in an incredible and dangerous pace. This activity requires a lot of focus and teamwork and also a lot of rowing. You have to avoid obstacles like the deadly spikey rocks and the edges. Because of the environment varying largely and the wild waters, there are threats including the participant getting tossed off of the raft and getting smashed by the stones. Common injuries in this sport are broken bones or twisted knees.

2. BMX:

Bicycle motocross, commonly known as BMX is an abbreviation for bicycle motocross or bike motocross,  performed on BMX bikes. BMX began in the early 1970s in the USA. When young cyclists appropriated motocross tracks for fun, racing and stunts, it eventually evolved in specialized BMX bikes and competitions. In BMX athletes are continuously trying to outdo one another by dangerously crazier and higher reaching tricks. In BMX, the participant is required to perform a combination of acrobatics while he is astride the BMX bike. The cyclist strives to perform creative and new tricks that are fun to watch and also no one else has ever done before. Because of that, they often get injured or even get concussions, besides cuts, scrapes, and bruises.

3. FREE ICE CLIMBING:

Ice climbing is the sport of climbing inclined ice formations. Ascending a mountain is dangerous but it’s even more dangerous when you’re climbing on icefalls, frozen waterfalls, frozen cliffs and rock slabs covered with frozen water. And it is without a rope. Every element of this activity is dangerous. Because of its extreme concept, the injuries of this activity include broken bones, sprained muscles, twisted ankles, torn ligaments, back injury, broken bones, concussion, or frostbite. And there are always chances of falling off the cliff which can be even more deadly. Because of the weather changing constantly, one can easily lose the path, and deaths are common in this sport.

4. STREET LUGE:

Street luge is an extreme gravity-powered activity much like skateboarding. This activity involves riding a street luge or a sled board at a fast pace down a paved road or course. Street luge, also known as land luge or road luge, was organised in the 15th century in Norway.  The riders are or Lugers can accelerate their sled to a speed up to 150 km/hr. The race happens on the basis of time recorded. Each Luger gets to clock his own time. The race mainly happens on the ice, even though there are artificial tracks available. In this sports injuries are often fatal or very serious because of the high speed the cart generates.

5. BIG-WAVE SURFING:

Big wave surfing is an extreme sport, a discipline within surfing. In this activity, surfers paddle into waves which are at least 20 feet high, on surfboards also known as towboards. The famous competition, the Billabong XXL, puts on offer prize money of $100,000 for riding the wave to an intimidating height of 100 feet. The biggest risks of this sport include being pulled into the water by the stream, or drowning, or even have the head smashed against the underwater rocks. There’s also a chance of getting whacked by the gun aka the surfing board.

6. BULL RIDING:

Bull riding, a Rodeo sport, is one of the most dangerous sports in the world. In this sport, the participant is required to get on a bucking bull and attempt to stay on its back while the animal tries to toss off the rider. If the participant gets bucked off and fall from the bulls back, it can lead to concussions and other severe injuries. There is also the risk of getting trampled by the bull, which can weigh up to 1800 pounds. A survey shows that nearly 20 of every 100,000 rodeo contestants can expect to suffer a catastrophic injury. 

7. CAVE DIVING:

Cave diving, which is underwater diving in water-filled caves, is the most intense and dangerous form of scuba diving. Even with so many dangerous risks and deadly obstacles, water-filled caves attract scuba divers, and speleologists because of their unexplored nature, and it presents divers with a challenge. Underwater caves have a wide range of never seen before physical features, and also can contain fauna not found elsewhere. These complex caves only see the light of flashlights of those who dare to enter them. The major risks are lighting failure and low visibility. It could eventually lead to being separated from your partner. Another problem is the loss of air, especially because one can’t rise to the surface to catch air, lest he might smash his head. This activity often needs, along with insurances.

8. CANYONING:

Canyoning, also known as canyoneering in the United States or kloofing in South Africa, is travelling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling or rappelling and swimming. It offers a lot of obstacles like reaching from waterfalls to raging rivers to slippy rocks and steep cliffs. One has to make sure not to lose grip or the current below are going to carry you away. Canyoning can be very dangerous. Escaping via the sides of a canyon is often impossible. Because of the remoteness and inaccessibility of many canyons, rescue can be impossible for several hours or several days.

9.  HELI-SKIING: 

Heliskiing, one of the most dangerous sports in the world, is banned in Germany and was banned in France in 1984. Heli-skiing is an off-trail, downhill skiing reached by helicopter, instead of a ski lift. Some passionate patrons, completely ignoring the fact that it is a possibility to be stranded by weather changes, or get killed by an avalanche, book a year in advance. Though they find great thrill in leaping onto snow on peaks, in this activity even the helicopter rides can be dangerous.

10. BASE JUMPING:

BASE jumping is also sometimes written as B.A.S.E. jumping since it is an acronym that stands for four categories which one can jump from: building, antenna, span, and earth (cliff). BASE jumping is parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure or a cliff. because of the lower altitudes of the jumps, BASE jumping is significantly more dangerous than skydiving from a plane. Being one of the most dangerous sports in the world BASE jumping can be extreme in many ways. Apart from the obvious risk of jumping from hundreds of feet above, there’s always a chance of being thrashed by the wind. It is even illegal in many countries, including in the US, except at organized events. Therefore it is one of the extreme sport with most deaths. 

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