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Amy Donaldson: Sarah Burke's death a loss for all women

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  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Jan. 23, 2012 1:42 p.m.

    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.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Jan. 23, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    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.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Jan. 23, 2012 9:36 a.m.

    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 hurt.