News in Review Extreme Sports: Tempting Fate?

News in Review Extreme Sports: Tempting Fate?

Like most News in Review stories, this analysis of the phenomenon of proliferating and increasingly dangerous “sports” is much more than what first meets the eye. This is a story about human behaviour, human needs and contemporary social values. The story asks many fundamental questions: What is the nature of sport? When is the line crossed in terms of risk in a sport? Why do people engage in any recreational activity that puts their lives at risk, be it mountain climbing, drug use, heli-skiing, day trading or reckless driving? Do extreme sports fulfill extreme needs? What social conditions or psychological needs generate these activities?

  • 1999
  • 00:15:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1999
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