Why extreme sports shouldn’t be banned

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Sports are an indispensable part of human life. However, some are considered to be more dangerous than the others. Because of the dangers those sports can lead to, many people believe they should be banned.

I strongly believe that extreme sports are not a hazard and should NOT be banned. There are many reasons for letting them stay a part of our life. Firstly, extreme sports can increase self esteem and confidence. Secondly, extreme sports challenge the person and increase their skill. And last but not least, extreme sport can add to a persons experience, determination and courage.

Some people insist that extreme sports are much too risky, and there is always a danger of serious injury or even death. But if you want to eliminate risks, you will have to ban many other human activities like driving, traveling by plane and many others. We will also have to forget the Army service, working in coalmines or lions training in the circus! Even crossing a road is dangerous!

Many “innocent” sports are in fact very traumatic. Football, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, figure skating and other sports can lead to bad consequences. Did you know that football is one of the most dangerous sports? A professional football player gets up to 200 injuries of a different kind every year! And the incidents where a player dies during the match are not very rare.

Banning dangerous sports limits the freedom of choosing from a wide range of sports that people should feel free to participate in.

 Sports do not just have positive physical effects, but they also have mental and social benefits for those who participate. I think that taking away elements of risk, danger, and challenge would leave all sports meaningless. Our society would be healthier if more people took part in all types of sports.