What is the World’s Most Dangerous Sport?
(We Bet You’ll NEVER Guess)
Plus summer camp for some is right around the corner!
Between 1982 and the spring of 2010, there were over 1,100 catastrophic injuries in high school and college sports, which includes any severe or fatal injury that occurred while participating in the sport.
Cheerleading can instill confidence, leadership and athletic ability into girls … yet its gymnastic-like stunts, coupled with lacking safety regulations, make it one of the most dangerous sports around.
Yet, a great portion of those injuries did not occur during a football, hockey, wrestling or any other type of contact sport, like you might suspect. They did not all occur during a baseball, soccer or basketball game either.
As it turns out, according to the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which recently released its 26th annual report on the topic, the sport that causes more serious and deadly injuries among women than any other sport is … cheerleading.
In all, during the period spanning 1982 to spring 2008, there were 152 fatalities, 379 non-fatal injuries and 374 serious injuries among high school sports, and 22 fatalities, 63 non-fatal injuries and 126 serious injuries among college sports.
Of these, cheerleading accounted for a whopping 65 percent of high school, and 71 percent of college, catastrophic sports injuries among females.
“What’s staggering, really, is that the single most dangerous activity in sports in schools is to be a flier