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“Extreme Sports”

Apr 22, 2014 02:31 PM ET // Emily Sohn
Despite tales of overcrowding, fighting and tragedy, hundreds of people continue to try to summit Everest every year. What's the appeal?
Mar 13, 2014 03:00 PM ET // Robert T. Gonzalz, i09
Competitive breath-hold divers can squeeze ten, fifteen, even twenty minutes out of a single lungful of air. How do these divers do it and how can you train to hold your breath for longer?
Feb 6, 2014 06:55 AM ET // Eric Niiler
Some U.S. Olympic athletes are using altitude instead of drugs to gain an edge in Sochi.
Feb 3, 2014 10:00 AM ET // AFP
Norwegian slopestyle snowboarder Torstein Horgmo, who had been a gold medal favorite, was out of the Olympics after suffering a spectacular crash in training.
Jan 28, 2014 11:07 AM ET // AFP
A tough-as-nails New Zealand doctor fended off the attacking shark with a knife.
Jan 3, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
The 2014 Winter Olympics may look more like the X-Games than the Winter Olympics of old.
Dec 19, 2011 10:55 PM ET // Alexander Davies
Mountaineering counts among the most exhilarating and dangerous sports out there, combining the thrill of climbing to the highest points on the planet with the risks of tumbling into crevasses, being buried by an avalanche, and falling prey to hypothermia. If you're interested in giving it a shot, ...