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eggshaped
205191.  Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:44 am Reply with quote

What is the most dangerous sport in the USA?

 
samivel
205192.  Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:46 am Reply with quote

Watching American football on TV?

 
Fat Cat
205193.  Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:46 am Reply with quote

I thinks it's cheerleading isn't it?

Either that or chainsaw juggling....

 
eggshaped
205196.  Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:55 am Reply with quote

Cheerleading is the number one cause of sports related injuries among women, but I'm looking for both sexes - and specifically deaths rather than injuries.

 
smiley_face
205197.  Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:03 am Reply with quote

eggshaped wrote:
What is the most dangerous sport in the USA?

"How many burgers can you eat in a minute?" contests, surely.

On a more serious note, I'd read somewhere that it was fishing...

 
npower1
205208.  Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:32 am Reply with quote

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On a more serious note, I'd read somewhere that it was fishing...


I think I've seen this as well but it was related to the UK and it arises because fishing has the most participants. Do Americans fish using rods or do they use bullets?

 
Tas
205209.  Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:32 am Reply with quote

But would that be deep-sea, fly or some other form of fishing?

:-)

Tas

 
eggshaped
205213.  Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:50 am Reply with quote

A more dangerous sport than fishing would probably be one where a higher proportion of its participants died.

 
Tas
205214.  Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:53 am Reply with quote

A little bit of research shows that Basketball has the greatest number of hospital visits generated by 13-18 year olds in the US. I cannot find anything about the dealiest sport over there...

:-)

Tas

 
npower1
205216.  Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:00 am Reply with quote

*going a bit over the top*

Why only participants? If a passerby happens to be hit by a fisherman's hook isn't that a fishing related injury? Is a car accident going to a football match a football related accident?
Recently a footballer had a heart attack whilst playing and subsequently died. Does that make football dangerous?


*goes back to serious mode*

 
Tas
205219.  Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:04 am Reply with quote

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Recently a footballer had a heart attack whilst playing and subsequently died. Does that make football dangerous?


Any athletic endeavour runs that risk, I would have thought.

Parachuting should be up on the list of percentage of participants killed, I would have thought (although that could be a klaxonable answer, I s'pose).

:-)

Tas

 
dr.bob
205221.  Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:07 am Reply with quote

Darts?

Sharp objects being hurled through the air by poster-boys for triple bypass surgery :)

 
eggshaped
205226.  Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:17 am Reply with quote

I'm not klaxoning here. Don't know if it's true, but:

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On average, one pole vaulter has died each year during the past two decades. With about 25,000 participants, that ratio gives pole vaulting the highest death rate per participant of any sport, according to a study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.


http://vaultchicago.com/newsarticles/Pole_vault_deaths_spu.shtml.htm

 
eggshaped
205229.  Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:17 am Reply with quote

Was going to save this for a gabbly quiz. Now that the new series is only a month or so away, are they going to be resurrected?

 
smiley_face
205243.  Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:16 am Reply with quote

Oooh, I hope so. Those were good fun last year. I'd be up for doing one, certainly, though preferably earlier in the series, since I'll be in the middle of nowhere between mid-October and Christmas.

 

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