The advent of “extreme sports” provides the latest form of hair-raising competition, but athletes pushing the envelope is nothing new. Roman chariot racing offered plenty of thrills and spills in front of frenzied fans at the Circus Maximus. Elsewhere, in ancient Mesoamerican civilizations, a ball game resulted in players being sacrificed to the gods…

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https://www.pikrepo.com/fofmp/man-wearing-motocross-gear-doing-superman-stunt-in-mid-air
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chariot-Race_in_Trajan%E2%80%99s_Circus.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mesoamerican_ballgame_(Codex_Colombino_folio_2).png

https://www.needpix.com/photo/1119712/shark-surfer-surfing-wave-ocean-water-summer-surf-sea
https://www.pikrepo.com/fbwfy/giant-shark-person-surfing-photograph

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shark_warning_-_Salt_Rock_South_Africa.jpg
https://pixabay.com/photos/shark-danger-sharks-dangerous-sea-5109404/

https://pixabay.com/photos/bull-bull-riding-rodeo-cowboy-ride-4988345/
https://pbr.com/about/animal-welfare/
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Motor-Car_Racing_(17377280172).jpg
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:D%C3%A9collage_de_la_Mercedes-Benz_300_SLR_au_Mans_1955.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Le_Mans_Memorial_1955_crash.jpg

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2337295-cheating-scandals-will-forever-tarnish-the-brady-belichick-legacy

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Concussion_Anatomy.png
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chronic_Traumatic_Encephalopathy.png
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https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A4%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB:Rugby_Denmark_vs_Austria_1.JPG
»Give blood—play rugby«?
https://media.defense.gov/2007/Oct/30/2000435766/780/780/0/071027-F-0044B-003.JPG
https://media.defense.gov/2007/Oct/30/2000435758/780/780/0/071027-F-0044B-069.JPG
https://www.maxpixel.net/Team-Rugby-Sport-Players-Rugby-Rugby-Union-3718779
About Gwyn
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https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/16/us/georgia-teen-dies-skydiving-trnd/index.html
https://uspa.org/
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https://www.gq.com.au/fitness/sport/inside-the-weird-wild-dangerous-world-of-jai-alai/news-story/d440b84593880cbb96b1788cfb531b31

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leon_Shepard_%22TEVIN%22._Miami_Jai_Alai.jpg
Jai Alai' (say hi-li) world's fastest sport, Biscayne Fronton, Miami, Florida
https://www.newyorker.com/books/double-take/letter-from-the-archive-a-j-liebling-on-boxing
https://www.livestrong.com/article/541876-negative-effects-of-boxing/
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