February 21, 2002

Where are the new sports? With the X-Games a full on corporate event, snowboarding an Olympic sport, and Hollywood using the "extreme" lifestyle as a movie device - are there any underground sports about to break through? Extreme Frisbee? Hacky sack? My money's on Xtreme Basketball.

posted by owillis to extreme at 06:27 PM - 5 comments

Sure, Extreme sports seems to be the new wave as evident by the coverage presented on Extreme sports.com and, yep, you guessed it The first ever Extreme sports channel .

posted by RGarraud at 09:59 PM on February 21, 2002

Not that Ultimate Frisbee is a "new" sport, but it would make a terrific addition to the Olympics - or any other major competition. Only problem is, there are no referees; I guess an association would have to develop new standards for judging, or else the potential for large-scale competition is rather small.

posted by Marquis at 10:29 PM on February 21, 2002

There's no more exciting extreme sport than chess. Perhaps they can add it to appease the Russian Olympic federation.

posted by gyc at 11:38 PM on February 21, 2002

Skeleton, anyone?

posted by ttrendel at 01:02 AM on February 22, 2002

There are dozens of "new" sports out there, if by new we mean not covered often by the media. My favorite is freestyle flying disc (sorry for the crappy-looking website), but I'm very biased because it's my sport. The road to the Olympics is a long one, and since the Olympics want to eliminate sports the road just got a lot more bumpy. Ultimate took its first step this summer when it was added to the World Games, a lower-profile international sports festival.

posted by neuroshred at 06:19 PM on February 22, 2002

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