While I am exposed to the "extreme sports" concept, I thought this was
a very nice article. Thanks for taking the time to do this follow up. I'm
sure that Sarah was a very nice young lady. I wonder if there is a time to say
that something called a sport is not a sport if the objective is not to get
Wayne, in halfpipe skiing, the objective is not to not get hurt any more than
the objective of football is not to not get hurt. Staying healthy is obviously
a consideration in every sport, but it is not the primary objective.
I enjoy watching women's tennis. However, the "x games concept",
whether for men or women is a bit foreign to the idea of sport associated with
the original Olympics. Free style skiing appears to be "skateboarding on
ice". It is the same criticism for the combination of martial arts and
boxing in a cage. Female ice-skating is enthralling. The male version is
lacking. I guess that it's a matter of "what the meaning of 'is' is"
and the definition of art and sport.