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Top Ten Dangerous Sports

Base Jumping
Base Jumping

Unlike skydiving that requires a plane, insurance, order and rules, BASE doesn't really have this level of organization anywhere in the world. Kjerag, Norway and Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland are some of the few "organized" BASE jumping places where it is accepted/tolerated.

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Horse Riding
Horse Riding

Horseback riding is a very dangerous sport. Lots of people say it's not even a sport, but it is. By the way, there's a difference between going on a joy ride and actually doing it as a sport.

Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving

Is scuba diving dangerous? As with any adventure sport, some risk is involved. Humans are not built to breathe underwater, which means that every time a diver descends, he is completely dependent upon his equipment, skills, and emergency training to ensure that he surfaces safely.

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Running of the Bulls
Running of the Bulls

How dangerous is it to run with the bulls? The chance of being hit or gored by a bull in the Running of the Bulls® (encierro) in Pamplona is relatively low. However, being hit may result in injuries ranging from bruises to goring (the bull’s horn piercing the body) and death.

Jallikattu
Jallikattu

People from other states are not thrilled much about the most dangerous sport of Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu, one of the oldest exciting and dangerous sports is a bull taming sport performed in the villages during Pongal celebrations.

Bull Riding
Bull Riding

Bull-riding, just like boxing and horse riding, are the most dangerous sports in the world. And I'm just keeping it to the sports you people would have heard of. Caving, skydiving, scuba diving, etc. are all plenty dangerous.

Gymnastics
Gymnastics

Gymnastics is honestly the hardest sport I know of. I get where football and hockey players are coming from, I mean they are dangerous sports. But in gymnastics, if you make one wrong move or lean the wrong way a centimetre while you are flipping or twisting or something, you can break an ankle because you land wrong.

3 Boxing
3 Boxing

Boxing is the most dangerous sport by far. Every boxer I grew up watching is either dead or is really messed up in the head. In the other sports, its not about hurting the other person or team to win, in boxing that's all its about and someone will definitely get hurt.

Swimming
Swimming

Bull riding is a amazing sport. Also a dangerous. You could break a lot of bones and be in bed for a long time. Bull rider's are risking their lives for everyone that thinks it's a fun sport it's not.

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Gymnastics/Cheerleading/Dance: 22,671
Gymnastics/Cheerleading/Dance: 22,671

You realize that cheerleading is just part of gymnastics but I feel for you because everyone wants to feel like they are tough enough to be in a really dangerous sport... But the truth is cheer is not dangerous.

Volleyball: 14,304
Volleyball: 14,304

Cheerleading is tough, it's very challenging and fortunately, it's not even close to being one of the most dangerous sports. With the risk of Altitude sickness, Avalanches, Frostbite and just falling off the mountain high altitude mountaineering is probably the most dangerous sport you can do.

Track
Track

Crossing a busy road is also inherently dangerous or driving a car is also inherently dangerous. However we as parents will take the time to teach our kids how to cross a busy road (look left, look right, look left again, judge the speed, distance etc.).

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Baseball
Baseball

Baseball. America’s beloved national pastime has more contact injuries than one would expect. The majority of players’ injuries are due to contact with a ball, bat, or another player. Though the rate of baseball injuries has decreased over the past 10 years, one study shows that the severity of injuries is greater for boys.

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Girls' Gymnastics
Girls' Gymnastics

Gymnastics is honestly the hardest sport I know of. I get where football and hockey players are coming from, I mean they are dangerous sports. But in gymnastics, if you make one wrong move or lean the wrong way a centimetre while you are flipping or twisting or something, you can break an ankle because you land wrong.

Boys' Basketball
Boys' Basketball

Basketball is one of the only sports in which male ball players are more likely to be hospitalized than their female counterparts. Of the more than 375,000 basketball injuries that require visits to the emergency room every year, 75 percent are sustained by adolescent boys.

Girls' Lacrosse
Girls' Lacrosse

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1 Decathlon
1 Decathlon

With this I do believe wrestling is a dangerous sport, but definitely not as dangerous as bull riding, football, or MMA. personally I think mma is the most dangerous sport. even though in my eyes wrestling isn't the most dangerous sport, I still believe that it's the toughest sport, and makes tough individuals.

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2 Marathon
2 Marathon

Though running-related deaths are rare, they cause other runners to ask, “Is marathon running dangerous?” Marathon Fatalities The three runners who died in Detroit, aged 26, 36 and 65, all collapsed within 20 minutes of each other, no further along than just beyond the half-marathon mark.

4 Water Polo
4 Water Polo

Water polo is the hardest sports ever played.. if you have never played it you might think its easy but it not. you have to tread water and try and keep the ball in t=you hand while trying to fight off your defender. you practice and train for hours and hours a day to try and keep your strength up.

5 Rowing
5 Rowing

Is rowing fundamentally dangerous? In the USA today another Boxer died. Clearly a dangerous sport. A rally driver was killed last week. Another dangerous sport. Hey we had three deaths in the recent run in the North? Running, clearly a dangerous sport. But rowing is safe, it is playing about in boats. Well clearly its not.

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Softball: 18,119
Softball: 18,119

So if we’re talking about “danger” in sports, we’ve got to start with the sports people play most. And so we did. Today’s list of the most dangerous sports weighs two statistics: the sheer volume of injuries per sport, and the percentage of participants in a given sport who sustain injuries.

Wrestling/Boxing/Martial Arts: 18,174
Wrestling/Boxing/Martial Arts: 18,174

Mixed martial arts is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts.

Baseball: 27,208
Baseball: 27,208

HealthGrove.com recently compiled statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission showing which sports ... Baseball: 27,208 ... Coach and Athletic Director ...

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Soccer: 45,475
Soccer: 45,475

Cheerleading is tough, it's very challenging and fortunately, it's not even close to being one of the most dangerous sports. With the risk of Altitude sickness, Avalanches, Frostbite and just falling off the mountain high altitude mountaineering is probably the most dangerous sport you can do.

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Football: 118,886
Football: 118,886

Football causes 118,886 injuries a year .The talking. When people when people are playing football they forget all about how dangerous and they get really bad injuries and potentially they won't be able to play football you more.Football is so dangerous that people they could bust their heads wide-open and someone should sue the Coach .

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Basketball: 119,589
Basketball: 119,589

Technically, basketball is not a contact sport. Yet, the reality of the situation is that basketball is the most dangerous sport with the highest rate of dental injury, because of complete lack of protection for basketball players on the court.