Most Dangerous Sports

Sports were you are very likely to get hurt (or killed) while playing!

The Top Ten

1 Bull Riding Bull riding is a rodeo sport that involves a rider getting on a bucking bull and attempting to stay mounted while the animal tries to buck off the rider.American bull riding has been called "the most dangerous eight seconds in sports." To receive a score, the rider must stay atop the bull for eight ...read more.

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. What if when you fall down the bull steps on your guts hm, that would be kind of pain full. This list is kind of messed up

I totally agree with you this should be I the top of the list and you can have back broken as easy as that, the people who created bull riding or. Even do it are idiots wanting to kill themselves

For the bullrider this has got to be the toughest 8 seconds to endure, if you're successful, particularly in the short round with the bulls like Bushwacker, Bones, or Voodoo Child. But there is little danger to the audience as in other sports such as baseball. Baseball, to me, has the highest potential for serious injury... Not only to a batter, infielder or pitcher, but to spectators in the stands. If it isn't a super fast ball coming at you, it could be a splintered bat!

I searched this up. THIS IS FOR ALL U PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO SAY THAT MORE PEOPLE DIE OF BULL RIDING THAN HORSEBACK RIDING: I searched up how many people die of bull riding each year. Guess what it said? 3. IT SAID THREE! So I have no idea what this one person is saying about how "only 20 people die from horseback riding each year and 4,368 or so people die from bull riding" he said only 20 people die of horseback riding each year? Try 200. And this guy acted like it was no big deal that "20 people out of the billions of people in the earth die from horseback riding" that is a quote from this dumb dude. He or she is obviously a very stupid person. Because there could only be an average of 5 people dying each year from horseback riding, and it would still be the same. It would still be a family loosing a loved one. SO don't U STUPID PEOPLE DARE TELL ME THAT ITS NO BIG DEAL! And if this dude is reading this, I want him to know that he over exaggerated when he said that like 4,368 people ...more

Bull rider don't even have a helmet or gear to protect them it is a very hi chance of death than any other spot.

2 Horseback Riding Horseback riding (or Equestrian) is one of the most intense sports known to man. Not only because it's physically challenging, but it takes more than athleticism. Horseback riding takes commitment, time, patience, and most importantly building a bond with your horse. If you don't have a good relationship ...read more.

There are so many fatal riding accidents that it is near impossible to keep count. Working around on with any living, thinking animal immediately presents obvious risks. Jade South, Jessica Forsyth and Emma Jonathan are just some names of promising young riders who have lost their lives doing the thing they loved most in the last 3 years. The first two names were girls of 14 years.

It should be horse riding! People are risking there lives! If you can't see that then your just a very stupid person! There are more deaths from horse riding each year compared to other sports!

" you play football? That's cute"

The first time I was bucked off I fractured my arm, sprained my neck, pulled a muscle in my leg, and dislocated my knee. When my cousin was a toddler she walked behind a horse and got kicked so hard she flew ten feet, became cross-eyed and since she hit a fence, she became paralyzed from the neck down. So yeah, horseback riding is VERY dangerous on and off the horse...

CHEERLEADERS, READ THIS. I have a few cheerleader friends who even admit that horseback riding is more dangerous. My sister's friend said that horseback riding was easy and that anyone could do it. She said that basketball was harder! Seriously? Then my sister put her on her barrel horse and told her to take her through the pattern. She started out because the horse was getting impatient with her and started rearing up and kept trying to bolt. She later said that it was harder than it looked. All because it looks easy, doesn't mean it is. Riders who know what they are doing make it look easy, but they are trying so hard. They don't know what to expect. We are always in suspense. I have been riding my whole life and have fallen off a total of 18 times. Once, I was loping bareback and my horse spooked at something. I was completely catapulted off of her, landed on my shoulder and then flipped down a bank. I hopped straight up to chase after my horse who was galloping home. When my ...more

I rode for 2 years and I am still working around horses. Going back into riding, since now we're doing really good with money again. But, even though I never got thrown and injured by riding, I almost got injured by just standing around one. My friend, has been riding for way over 10 years! She was thrown, bit, kicked, and stepped on. She was thrown into the gate, broke her arm. She was then bucked off and landed on the ground, where the horse stepped on her ankle. Her ankle was close to shattered and her shoulder was dislocated. She was bit and had a bruise from around the mark and had some bleeding inside it. Not the serious kind though. She also had a concussion from falling off and slamming her head on the ground.

I was mucking out the fields last week with two ponies. Now, ponies are smaller than horses. People fear horses more than ponies, but you better fear both equally. Especially ponies, they can be very rough and bratty. They have their own attitude too. Well, the ...more

3 Gymnastics Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control.

Gymnast... Almost 11 years... Seen kids do double backs off beam and land on their heads and not be able to move. A girl was doing full twisting yurchenkos into the foam pit and broke both bones in her shin. I pulled in on double backs on bars and hit my feet (some serious soft tissue damage) and my head.

DANGEROUS AND PAINFUL ALL THE TIME

Yes my friends mom ripped her vagina doing gymnastics. She was 3 months pregnant at the time. Ouch.

The only reason people say that cheerleading is the most "dangerous" is because most cheerleaders are preppy, pretty, snotty girls that guys like to watch... Yeah well that should make it a wimpy sport, because most cheerleaders do cheer for looks and popularity and not to say they are in a grueling sport. I was a level 10/open gymnast when I stopped and picked up my dream as a full time coach, and I live in pain still from the intense means a gymnast must go through. I have watched my friends be rolled out on stretchers and had so man surgeries there families went into debt with the cost of gymnastics. At the same time compared to the difficulty level of gymnastics we have a low number of injuries only because we are literally trained how to fall, we workout and condition so much that we are so strong and used to pain half the time we don't even tell anyone about the constant pain we suffer. I broke my ankle once and I was forced to go to a doctor they told me I would be ...more

We aren't at all "preppy and snobby" and cheer is not up higher on the list because guys like to watch it. It's up there because we put our lives at risk. We throw girls 30 feet into the air and catch them. If you think that cheer is not even dangerous then you can try it yourself. Go ahead and hold someone up in the air while she hits different motions or you can try to be the one being up in the air standing on somebody's hand. Have you ever seen a girl rip a hole through her lip because he got hit in the face with her flyers head. And then continue to perform with a smile on. Have you ever seen someone break a bone and continue to hold her flyer in the air like there is nothing wrong. Probably not. Because we are cheerleaders. We are very tough. Sure gymnastics is hard. I used to be a gymnast. But seeing it from both sides I definitely know that cheer is harder and more dangerous.

Gymnastics is very dangerous it is an amazing sport and just by doing it day by day you risk your life just in the gym. It takes a lot of concentration to do a complicated tumbling pass with the slightest impression in the back of your mind knowing that yes I could kill myself doing this and yes I will regret it when I fall on my neck/back halfway in the middle of a full twist and maybe have a slight concussion. But you know what us gymnast, we are not cry babies we fall on our heads, stomachs, backs and butts so, many times in just one practice that we seem to get used to the fact that gymnastics is HARD and DANGEROUS! But we keep trying because we know that with practice and Injuries, live threatening injuries that we can achieve what we want to achieve. Because why would someone want to run 16mph towards a metal table and throw themselves into twist and flips just to get a judge hold up a few numbers? Well I if your not a gymnast you wouldn't know the feeling that comes with ...more

I was in gymnastics for 9 years and had many minor injuries, but also had some serious ones. Such a difficult sport, and super dangerous. When I was 14, I fractured my wrist so badly that they thought they were going to have to amputate it from my elbow down. Luckily, I managed to go through 3 emergency surgeries and come out of my 4 day hospital stay with my arm! I know a lady who had to have both knee caps replaced, due to all the damage from gymnastics over the years. I have weak wrists and knees now, but I'd do it all over again if I could! I recommend this sport for males and females. It teaches you discipline, balance, flexibility, coordination, team work, etc. It is demanding, but well worth it.

4 Cheerleading

Here's to the people who say cheerleading isn't a sport and that cheerleaders aren't athletes. The very definition of sport is, and I quote, "an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature. We practice just as much as you do. Every day of the week, 2 hours. We condition, We run, We do ab workouts and pushups and planks. No, we don't lift weights, we lift our athletes-and we hold them 10-15 feet in the air until our arms shake. Until our legs quiver. Don't doubt the flyers either. We have more muscle than you seem to think. The amount of balance, leg muscle, and core tightness it takes to stay in the air is unbelievable to someone who has never done it before. We run full speed at nothing, then flip in the air, twist, and land on our feet. We jump. We jump high-without a trampoline. Concentrating on pointed toes, extended legs, tight arms, jump height, facials, and smiling Ever based a basket toss? You get blood blisters on your hands. ...more

This is seriously perfect. My guy friend tried telling me today that cheerleading is not a sport. I really took offense to it. Yeah he plays football so he doesn't exactly see how hard we work. But the nerve that he had to say that made me sick. I told him that it is the most dangerous contact sport and he still continues to tell me that it is not a sport. All of these people dissing cheerleading need to take a step in our shoes if they really say that cheerleading is not a sport.

Okay so first of all to everyone who says cheer leading isn't a sport or its not dangerous. Think again. Football they have padding. Most other sports have padding because they are all scared to get hurt. Cheerleaders like me are fierce and we never give up. Football players have a broken toe and they let their coach know and then can't play until its better but cheerleaders could have a broken wrist and will keep it from the coach so they could finish the seasons. We cheer for months straight. Football players just go for one season. We go for multiple. We don't all date football players. That's a stereo type. That crap is in movies. My boyfriend is going to do football next year but I didn't date him because of that. Most of my team is single. We have great personalities and we're not rude or snotty. We work as a team because we have to put our lives at risk with each other. To the motorcross guy who said which is more dangerous being thrown about 60 feet in the air and falling or ...more

What do you mean "Most other sports have padding because they are all scared to get hurt? In hockey players have padding yet they still get injured. Heck, even the ref gets injured!

Every single time we (cheerleaders) throw a girl in the air everyone of us are taking a risk of getting killed! One wrong move could make her land on our heads and break our necks! One tiny mistake in cheerleading can leave many injuries! The reason it's so dangerous is because it's 5 different girls working together to accomplish one task and when one thing goes wrong all of them are at risk!

No one is going to kill there self cheerleading is not that dangerous. Gymnastics and bull riding r so much more dangerous!

I've been a cheerleader for approximately 8 years. Season to season. Practice to practice. Non-stop. 2 hours 5 days a week. There is no such thing as perfection. But trying to reach perfection is always the goal.

Cheerleading is indeed a sport. To those of you football players who think cheerleading is not a sport, you're wrong. Very VERY wrong. We do not step on that floor and push with all will and fight with all our strength to win, with pads on. Pads are for protection for you guys right? We use our bodies for protection. The bodies of bases and back spots are used for protection. Not for themselves, but for flyers like me. Sure we don't throw a football 20 yards, but we throw 100+ flyers probably 20 feet in the air. And catch them. Do you 9/10 times catch your ball during plays? No. We catch our flyer 9/10 times during very complicated stunt sequences. They toss them in they air. That one time they hit the floor is when te injuries come in. But the flyers do not get angry ...more

I agree that cheerleading is a sport, but it is NOT the most dangerous sport in the world. That award definitely goes to either horseback riding or bull riding. Why? Simply because they involve animals with a mind of their own. Heck, even gymnastics is more dangerous than cheerleading. Yes, cheerleaders throw girls in the air, but gymnasts throw THEMSELVES in the air with no one to catch them, and to think their doing it on a piece of wood that's no wider than four inches.

As to why I think horseback riding and bull riding are more dangerous than cheerleading, as I already mentioned, you're on an animal with a mind of its own. I've been riding horses since I was six years old and I've been injured more times than I can count! I've been stepped on, kicked, thrown into fences/obstacles, I've been bitten and so much more. Long story short, you're dealing with a 1000+ pounds animal that is way stronger than you and can easily overpower you.

So yes, throwing girls in the air ...more

5 Football American football is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

I find it funny that all of you football players are saying things like "Are you kidding me! Cheer leading and horseback riding arnt even sports! Each week of nfl at least two people get concussions or broken bones" and
"Football is dangerous and horse riding and gymnastics aren't sports! " Then you say "if you have never played football then don't say it's easy! " Like really? Have you ever ridden a horse? And I'm not talking about being lead around on a pony when you were 5! Every time I go to the barn we do conditioning, oh and this is every day and I'm there for up to 5 hours. Conditioning consists of running up a steep hill... 20 times, running across a feild that's about 100 meters holding a hale bail that weighs about 75-100 pounds... 5 times (back and forth). Then we do 100 sit-ups, then we do a wall sit for 10 minutes, then we repeat this 5 times. Also when we ride it looks like we are just sitting there... Yea. No. When we ride we have to ...more

This is obviously exaggerated. Boy, don't tell me it only takes an hour to do even 100 sit-ups. If that whole thing five times was your daily routine you would get like half a round done before fainting of exhaustion. Also, Hay bales don't weigh 100 pounds. 20, at most. (I would know, I live with horses too). And when you push on the side of the horse, it moves the other way because it is trained like that. You aren't "pushing 1500 pounds of muscle with one leg". And it actually doesn't take that much strength to keep a horse under control. I doubt whoever wrote this has even touched a horse by this comment. I have had years of training with horseback riding and this comment is completely ridiculous. Listen buddy. My mom let kids ride horses at my elementary school fall festival. It's not that dangerous. Football gives you concussions, broken bones, etc. Please do a little bit of research before trying to pretend you know what you're talking about. Please. - TheInsomniac

OK, now just stop! Stop insulting other sports, do you think football is the only sport where you can be hurt, horseback riding: Fall off, you can die, a kick to the head, concussion, fatal injuries. How can you say horseback riding isn't dangerous! By the way, can you guys stop insulting cheerleading! A footballer, you are hurt, you leave for a few weeks, a cheerleader, break your wrist, you suck it up, that's dedication. You train until you can train no more, and still you work hard. The days when you are dying if exhaustion, and still you train hard. A single false move, and you can die. You watch too many movies, cheerleaders aren't stuck up brats, they are real people, dedicated to their passion, willing to put their lives on the line. In football, you get hurt, you go home, all better, sure there are fatal, and permanent injuries, but in horseback racing and cheerleading, a false move and you're dead. I appreciate all sports, so do the same.

Sorry, there are football players that DO play through injuries, thank you very much. Do you not think that footballers train hard? Sorry, but though I do believe that both Cheering and Horseback Riding are sports, I have a hard time believing that in Cheering, 'one false move and you're dead. ' Look this up for yourself- '5-15 people die from cheerleading per year. ' While that figure proves Cheerleading can be fatal, just look up for the same statistic for football. '20 people die from playing football per year. ' Sorry, but those statistics all but prove Football to be more dangerous. And that's no disrespect to the sport of Cheerleading. It's a really awesome sport, and it is difficult to do and amazing to watch. It's simply just not as dangerous as football. - Therater2

Horse back riding? Really? That's not even a sport!

Really? Do you know how insulting that is? We work 4 hours a day, 6 or 7 days a week every week of every month and Every month of every year. So that 1 or 2 times a month during the summer we could have a chance to win a 20 cent ribbon. If it's not hard why do we have to work everyday of the year for a show, and still have the possibility to get 8th place. Why then, wouldn't we not work all year then go to a show and get 1st place? If it were so easy. And you say a real sport is scored and not judged, and that horse riding is judged. But it's not. Judging is an opinion. Is it an opinion... That I knocked down a rail? That I wasn't on the correct lead? That the horse took a half step before the jump? Are these opinions? No. They are facts. We get scores. Knocked down a rail? 4 faults. Horse refused? 4 faults. Over the time limit? 2 faults for every 5 seconds over. Messed up the pattern? Disqualified. If you mess up a play in a ...more

HA! You go sit on a horse and them jump a 4 foot jump, see how easy it is buddy! You go do that and then maybe ill believe that FOOTBALL is more dangerous, when you clear a 4 foot jump your first time on a horse, ill believe you.

Football is one of those sports were every game someone is injured and can't come back for a few weeks! We put our careers at risk every day. One wrong move and you could have an injury that impacts you for the rest of your life. Also concussions from football affect you the rest of your life, a concussion you get in high school can come back 15-20 years later and kill you. That's why we have so much protection, how many other sports can you play with a broken arm and not really even notice it until you get back to the locker room. We play with broken toes, broken fingers, screwed up knees and shoulders, and many other injuries and not even come out of the game. Coaches constantly scream in your face and you can't get your feelings hurt, you just understand they're trying to help you. Cheerleading is not a sport more dangerous than football.

6 Hockey

Hockey is should definitely be in the top 5 or at least ahead of soccer. You are constantly getting hit into the boards which can lead to broken bones, concussions and more. I broke my arm twice from a slash, lost 2 teeth getting high sticked, and KO some guy in a fight

Come on! WAY more dangerous than soccer! I see only 3 players in a soccer game get knocked down. In hockey, EVERY player gets knocked on their ass at least 3 times per game from what I've seen! I can't even name one NHL player that STILL has all their teeth except for the first year players.. Did I mention you are allowed to fight? AND it's full contact. Face first into glass walls, I'm not even 20 and I lost a tooth ALREADY. Worst impact was ending in a 3 week coma. I slammed another player into the wall, BROKE the glass and his whole face was covered in BLOOD! (it was nasty) slamming a guy on grass is nothing.. You wanna talk about pain, how about HEAD FIRST ON ICE! Let's talk about more pain, how bout a 110mph puck in the face.. Never happened to me... Well not yet but I've seen it plenty of times.. Not pretty! Which is harder? Running or skating? Obviously skating! To play hockey, you need to skate just as well as you can walk and run. Anyone can run backwards. Try skating ...more

Alright I've been playing hockey 3 years (now midget) each year was to hospital at least once, broken bone, fracture, sprains, I'm lucky! Coulda had some bad concussions, throat slit by a blade, its rough and some people go out to hurt people, on ice, its hard look what happened just the other week habs vs bruins, chara, that happens more than that, that was just serious, never know what can happen, horseback is dangerous too I do it, not as dangerous, but soccer? Come on seriously? Put some hockey players on the ice with just shin pads you see what happens then! We've broke the glass 3 times this year with pucks, a midget team! They're hard rubber and go fast.. Maybe not number 1, but past soccer? I think so

I love and respect all sports. but hockey, deserves to be bellow the top 5. I'm 14, and I've been playing hockey since I was 4. That's 10 years, you are skating at high speeds, and relying on yourself and others to not collide with another speeding player, the boards or even the hockey net. Of course we have protection, but most of it, is thin. And un reliable. Especially if a puck is being shot at most commonly maybe around 90km (correct me if I'm wrong) or dangerous plastic and wooden sticks being swung around non stop?

I'm a girl and I played on a girls team for 8 years, and you may thing "Oh! They're girls. They don't hit"... I've gotten pushed, Tripped, Cross Check and so forth into the boards by girls 2x my size. But we don't stop. Most often, if we can still move our legs and we don't have a brain injury. We get up and get to the bench ourselves.

Now I'm on a boys team, and it's even more brutal. I've gotten tripped and went head first into the net, body ...more

7 Boxing Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring..

Boxing is brutal. Much more dangerous than the other sports on here. Don't get me wrong, I ain't ripping on any of the other sports on here, football, hockey, etc are all still rough, but think about boxing. The pure science behind everything in that sport is brutal.

Boxing is 50% hitting and 50% not getting hit. When you play football, your goal is to run the ball down to the field and score a touchdown. When you play hockey, your goal is to slap the puck into the net. When you play baseball, your goal to to hit the ball outside the field. When you play basketball, your goal is to shoot the ball into the net. When you box, your goal is to physically and intentionally hurt your opponent. You also have to be quick and be able to have the energy to move around just to not get hit. You play football. You play tennis. You play volleyball. You don't "play" boxing. When somebody hits you in the face with the intention to knock you out, break your nose, or give you a black ...more

One mistake in article... Dude damage is most with smaller gloves because force is distributed in less area ultimately causing more damage

All I'm gonna say is that boxers do train for hours and hours days on end and its super brutal. And I do belive this should be higher than horseback riding or football. Because just like horseback riding one punch could put you in the hospital and you can most likely die like if you throw a right hook it exposes a vital organ and if someone punches that hard enough your done no other sport is like boxing. I mean I do see why bull riding is up there I mean you can get thrown so far you get paralyzed or something but I think boxing should be either 2 or 3. And sure I've never done horseback or cheerleading before but I have done boxing and football and trust me when I say boxing is harder than football. So yes please vote for boxing because we need to get our point across by saying that we aren't just a bunch of little kids punching each other in the face. We are a bunch of fit dudes beating the hell out of each other. And that people should recognise just how much we put into our sport

Boxing is dangerous you people say it's just babies hitting each other in the face. REALLY YOUR PUTTING STUFF SUCH AS CHEERLEADING IS MORE DANGEROOUS? Let me ask you one question. Have you ever been hit by a 12 pound mallet in the face going 20mph? I don't think so and that is the average punch by a pro boxer. Imagine getting hit my 500 of those! YOU THINK BOXERS ARE WEAKLINGS? And the training for boxing is brutal. Running 5 miles a day, hitting a 150 pound bag for an hour... If you think boxing is a children's sport imagine fighting Mike Tyson, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Nikolai Valuev... You'll probably be dead before round 1 is over. 9 out of 10 pro boxers have concussions that decrease the life expectancy for people like them. Sure you other sports hurts so bad to fall on the ground. Imagine breaking a few ribs, your nose, bruised eyes, severe brain trauma, even death. Sure falling 15 feet, getting rammed by 250 lbs imagine 1000 pounds of force to your face! If you ...more

Out of all the sport mentioned here, I do believe boxing is the most dangerous. Think about it and compare all the athletes after they performed. Can a horseback rider complete it's task without gettting hurt? Yes. Can a gymnist compete and not get hurt? Yes. All the sports mention above boxing, you are able to compete and not get hurt. But not in boxing, you will without a doubt get a cut, bruise or concussion even after one round. Remember they go at punching each other for a minimum of 3 rounds up to 12 rounds. Not even MMA can compare to boxing because in MMA you are allowed to tap out and there are more opportunity to defeat your opponent. In boxing the only way is to punch the living daylights out of your opponent and the object is to break their bones (ribs, nose, orbital socket, collar bone etc..) or to injure them internally (liver, kidney spleen, brain etc..) and finally to knock them out cold. Boxing is a real sport for only the tough people. If you are afraid to get hit, ...more

8 Rugby

I've played rugby for 8 years and I have have my face split open teeth put through my cheeks and lips, sprained ribs dislocated thumbs and shoulder, broken nose (twice) ligament damage in my knee elbow sholder and neck, knocked out roughly 5 times, concussions, muscle tear, and some bruises and cuts, but I still love playing :D because I have done worse injuries to other by running into them when crash balling such as beaking their jaw, other their nose, others I knocked out their teeth, I've broken peoples ribs I've broken peoples legs and wrists

Id say this sport should be number one in the list and its more tough in europe than south africa in my opinion

I come from South Africa. Rugby here is way more tough than in Europe and the USA. It's nothing like NFL, because its meant for men to play. Rugby is a much more quick paced and rough and there are no pads needed because we ain't girls.

It has no pads if your hit you can break around 3 to 5 ribs or more!

Rugby is the most dangerous sport. Rugby has no pads while football is like people dresses up as a marshmallow acting like they know how to tackle. Football players do not tackle correctly. Rugby players tackle the correct way.

9 Motocross

Definitely the most dangerous. And to all you people that think that cheerleading is the most dangerous, tell me this. Is falling in cheerleading from about 10-15 feet or falling from up to 50 feet going 35 or 40 mph more dangerous? You decide..

We fall from about 60 feet going faster than that. don't diss something you have never tried. why don't you try a senior 5 competitive cheer practice first? Then I will let you judge us

Hah I can't believe motocross is number 9, this is mostly due to the average persons lack of knowledge of the sport and how extremely dangerous it is, there isn't just a possibility of getting hurt but it is guaranteed that at some point you will be injured..

Anyone who's played any other sport knows that moto-cross is by far very very hard

I do motocross skiing and swimming I've seen people drown swimming and people break their entire back from are small fall but the worst injuries I've seen are in my motocross races if you stop in are race I r dealing with the horns of are bull, you could get hit and your f'd if you do because going 50-60 miles an hour over really rough terrain than you can turn so slightly and it will be very bad for you spinning out of control you can kiss your sorry ass good bye, now, I'm 13, I hold the record for youngest supercross racer which is faster and harder than motocross I do both though I have are 850 cc bike and its so big that has an abs (anti brake lock system) that failed on me my one race and I was in aware that it was not working so as I started slowing down with my rear brake going around the turn at about just under 70 and I had to slow down quickly to be able to survive the sharp jump at the finish line right after the turn and I tapped my front hand brake to slow down and the ...more

Sorry bud 850cc bikes don't race Supercross. And if you had broken both thigh bones you would be dead due to blood loss. And on top of that helmets break, not bend in.

10 Wrestling Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

Cheering I understand. But it's not more dangerous than BULL RIDING! Nor is it more dangerous than Lacrosse... Or Wrestling. Wrestling should definitely be in the top 5 at least! I've been a wrestler for years now and I KNOW how dangerous it is. Hell, I've had 7 practices so far this season (I'm writing this comment 2 weeks into season) and I have already re-injured my busted shoulder and my left leg is almost immobilized from landing on someones arm 50 times in ONE PRACTICE... It hurts. And I'm no softy. To the other posters, fear is inevitable. You must conquer it in order to be a successful anything. I believe that this article is biased... But so is every comment on it. Honestly, a cheerleader probably wrote it BUT... I'm a wrestler - just voicing my opinions. Every sport has it's risk - but there is no way that cheerleading is the MOST dangerous sport. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that wrestling is. I'm just stating my opinion.

P. S. - Lacrosse is probably #1 or ...more

There's a reason the WWE tells fans not to try copying what the Superstars do in the ring.

I currently wrestle for my highschool and I can say from experience that wrestling is a pretty dangerous sport. luckily, I haven't come across many severe injuries, but I know lots of people (practically my entire team) who have broken bones, injured their backs and knees, injured their necks, received cauliflower ear, received cosmetic injuries come across concussions, dislocated shoulders, and still wrestled the next day after coming across some of these injuries. 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. I've never met a successful wrestler who didn't have a killer instinct, a high pain tolerance, and a competitive drive.

My brother has wrestled ever since he was 4 years old, he is 11 now, and he has had MANY injuries; he had to get a staple in the back of his head because he was head thrown into a table. He has also popped his elbow out of place when someone was arm barring/chicken winging him. I have wrestled for 4 1/2 to 5 years and even though I am a girl wrestler. I have popped my knee out of place, gotten a few bloody noses, black eyes, and been thrown so hard I couldn't breathe. Wrestling is a tough sport for anyone to do, a wrestler has to remember all the moves they have learned and know when to do them. They also have to be able to persevere through the 3 matches they have whether or not they are winning because there is always a chance. I believe that wrestling should be in THE TOP 3 but that's my opinion.

The Contenders

11 Lacrosse Lacrosse is a contact team sport played between two teams using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick.

Every lacrosse game, your nearly guaranteed to have at least one serious injury. In our last game, we had to stop 12 seconds early when one of the kids on the other team got sandwiched... Hard. Concussion. Dislocated shoulder. The whole shebang. We called in the ambulance and the kid didn't remember half of it the next day. The best part: it was a completely legal hit. Today. Our goalie got knocked unconscious by a hit. A guy got hit in the throat with a cross check (have you ever been hit in the throat by a guy sprinting at you? All we could do watch watch him squirm on the ground, struggling for air. ), and one of the guys on the other team took a shot on goal and hit our teammate straight in the head. That knocked him out for a little bit there too.

THIS IS DANGEROUS! I'm a goalie and I'm putting my life on the line when I step in the cage.

OK so as goalie, you guys are WRONG. I've broken bones three times in the past two years and that isn't even bad. The pain I get from breaking bones isn't even bad, past two times I've broken I haven't gone in for two weeks because shin hits are so much worse and they don't break and I just assume "hm well this is like a 6/10 compared to the 9's I get from shin hits at (as low as) 65mph and (as high as) 88mph (clocked by not even my hardest shooting teammate and I'm only in HS, college and pros is normally 90. Cheerleading really isn't that dangerous in terms of extremes, multiple players have died. Everyday situations, multiple players on each team break bones in a year while everyday situations for cheerleaders is a 10 foot fall onto a padded mat, sprains are what most cheerleaders face. Hockey is just lax with more pads, Horseback riding is pretty dangerous (for extremes only though ie trampling) and football... Well no one really dies in football (sorry to sound extremely ...more

Lacrosse should be #1. How is cheerleading very dangerous I mean all you do is move your hands and do hand stands and crap. In lacrosse you have a rubber ball flying at you that is moving anywhere from 90mph-111mph. Also don't make a guy mad in lacrosse cause they have huge metal sticks that can hurt if you make people mad. Who would want a huge metal stick and huge guys smoking then shooting a ball at U.Sorry cheerleading but you deserve #100.

12 Parkour

What! Are You kidding me? Has Anyone ever actually seen Parkour? Look up the 'Worlds Biggest Parkour jump', and its across two buildings 20 stories high! Come on Parkour brothers and sisters, VOTE!

Someone explain how falling off a horse, getting tackled by a big buff guy, doing a flip two meters from the ground, doing an acrobatic move like a handstand on gymnastics floor, AND fighting a big bruiser is more dangerous than jumping between buildings over +10 stories high (plus doing acrobatics in solid concrete like a rolling front flip or a wall flip). If you don't think parkour is dangerous, you're pretty (by pretty I mean THE DEFINITION OF) stupid. I barely started training for parkour/free running like a few weeks ago (plus I watch a lot of professional parkour videos) and I already know I'm bound to fall on my back or bleed worse than that time my scooter's breaks failed, making that the worse bleeding of my life so far. If you knew what it feels like to climb really thin fences with little to no support to step on or jumping between quite big gaps, parkour would be number one. Please, tell me of a hobby that's more dangerous than doing stunts that if messed up the slightest ...more

Every time Traceurs practice Parkour on a high level, they risk the chance of injury and death. Especially when attempting high jumps and stunts. Can the rest of the sports boast in jumping down 20ft objects and landing unscathed? Definitely more dangerous than cheerleading. Yeah, you sissies can break a bone or get paralyzed if something go wrong. In Parkour, accidents on high levels are non-existence, it's death. Land wrong from a jump- death. Miss a precision jump in heights- death.

It is very hard. A parkour professional when a building is tumbling over? You can die.

13 Mixed Martial Arts 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.

Literally getting paid to break people's bones and have your bones broken. However, I feel like there isn't as high of a likelihood of death as some other sport because of how controlled everything is.

You get paid to give people a broken nose, it's more dangerous than any other sport

MMA is a sport that no normal person can handle. Jabs, hooks, uppercuts, and etc, with little to no protective gear. Concussions and bone breakage is a must in this sport. Death at an early age is almost impossible to escape.

Exactly! These idiots are exaggerating the hell out of horseback riding, but you can't really exaggerate this. It's completely brutal.

I clearly have no idea why cheerleading is the 3rd dangerous sport. But in my experience, every time this sport takes place someone ends up breaking a bone or knocked out. Apparently breaking bones or getting a concussion isn't as dangerous as lifting 110 pounds girls 4 inches above you with not one but 2 peoples. For god sake, even sparring is more dangerous than cheerleading. Have you recieved a spinning back kick with the heel to your face?

14 Base Jumping

BASE jumping is much more dangerous than any other sport on this list. How is cheerleading on this list? First of all, it isn't even a sport, and second of all, much more people have died from BASE jumping than from cheerleading. Actually, much more people have died from BASE jumping than from almost any sport.

Base jumping= Easy death. It is harder than you think it is. Even if you survive one, The next one you might die.

With base jumping, you're jumping of a 500-800 ft structure (sometimes even lower) but with cheerleading you're jumping off your best friend's shoulders? That doesn't really add up.

MUCH MUCH harder than it looks, easily #1, you must get a jump, and then steering is super hard to control, but if you don't steer well you will run into the edge of the cliff and die.
You must open the pursuit at the right angle, time and place if you want to stay alive, then, you must control your para-suit so that you land in the right spot.
The landing is also very dangerous as well, you could get seriously injured.

15 Free Climbing

This is ridiculous! How is cheerleading ahead of this! People die from climbing! It is much more dangerous! Trust me, I'm a climber myself.

Free climbing(rock climbing) can get some one extremely injured or even maybe killed! If you are on belay and something goes wrong and the person accidentally drops you... I went on a few other websites and they said rock climbing was either number 3-5... That doesn't even mention when some one's free solo climbing! That's when you climb with no rope what so ever!... I think this website is completely under estimating free climbing on so many levels

Easily the most dangerous sport on this list- free climbing should be at number one. Bouldering in the climbing gym has lead to finger injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, and (most of all) foot injuries. That, however, is probably the safest category in this extremely variable sport. Even in the gym, lead climbing has lead to permanent paralysis and broken bones in many places (i.e. the arm or leg). With the next clip right at your chest and the previous one six feet down, you are looking at a fall that could give easily give you whiplash. These circumstances, however, don't even come close to outdoor free climbing. On a multipitch route, you are relying on your skills and equipment to keep you alive. Bolts may not be drilled in correctly, carabiners may be poorly designed, rockfall and/or lose holds may be extremely common. All of these instances could lead to death. Not only is this sport one of the most physically demanding, it is also one of the most mentally challenging. You ...more

Rick climbing is easily one of the most dangerous sports out there. When your on belay, your relying on your equipment and abilities to stay alive, along with other people, especially your belayer, who literally has your life in their hands. If a piece of equipment breaks, or a rope snaps, your dead. Free soloing is even more dangerous, without any equipment to break your fall. Many companies such as Cliff don't even sponsor many free climbers any more, though many have amazing skills such as Alex Honnold. If you do a rate out of 1/3 between climbing and other sports measuring how dangerous they are, climbing will be sure to surpass the other sports by far. I love climbing and am extremely passionate about it, but it is extremely risky.

16 Skydiving

If the parachute doesn't open then you're pretty much dead

If your parachute doesn't work then your won't survive, I would never do this

Skydiving needs someone with a strong heart and needs to practice well before diving skydiving is one of the most dangerous games that people above 18 must go and practice it as well as jumping from high places

Out of 3,000,000 made last year there were 31 fatalities. That is 1 per 100,000 jumps 60 percent of those were under a perfectly good canopy but made low dangerous turns or collided with another jumper. a couple were suspected suicide. So actually it is relatively safe. If your parachute malfunctions your second chute can deploy extremely fast. This is why we train.

17 Rugby League Rugby league football, usually called rugby league, league, rugby or football , is a full contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.

How is football higher on the list, when rugby is the same sport, just without the padding? Rugby players in pads would kill football players.

In rugby people are intentionally trying to get you down, plus you have no protection. People on the ground getting stepped on by a 180 pound man with cleats doesn't feel good. Yes sports like motocross are dangerous but in moto people aren't trying to hurt you. For every rugby game you play there is a guarantee that you will be sore, and if your lucky you won't be injured. Imagine running at full speed and then having another person running full speed tackling you from the side, the impact on your spine and ribs is brutal, knocks the reach out of you and makes you feel like throwing up, but you have to keep running and keep tackling, rugby is not for the weak and it is dangerous no doubt. Not as dangerous as skydiving but certainly more dangerous than soccer and cheer leading and moto!

Rugby requires no padding and football is based off of it, if boys say football is the most dangerous sport they are wrong

I play rugby a lot and used to play football and football is no where near as dangerous as rugby because first of all rugby is a full contact sport and football is not, in football you are unlikely to break a finger but in rugby your lucky to not break a leg or even your neck

18 Mountaineering

Okay, first of all we have to set some boundaries here. What defines dangerous? And what defines sport? Do we conclude that it's the number of deaths tolled that defines it dangerous, or the number of injuries? It would be almost impossible to account the number of injuries in any sport, so lets go with fatalities. Now horseback riding is a hobby, where as horseback racing is a sport. Yet both have had numerous fatalities. Horseback racing has had 26 documented deaths that happened during a race. Boxing has had 57 documented deaths during or shortly after a bout do to the punishment received in the match. As someone pointed out below, there has been over 290 deaths while climbing Mount Everest. And that's just one of the nine 8,000 meter mountains that gets climbed on a regular basis. Now add in some of the smaller peaks that has taken lives and we're probably looking at over a thousand fatalities due to mountain climbing... and yet, if I had to choose a sport / hobby / living that I ...more

If we consider life or death issues, Mountaineering is up there. Close to 300 people have died attempting to climb the Everest alone. Well over a thousand deaths for 8-thousanders climbs, and plenty of deaths in smaller climbs as well.

As a percentage of people attempting the climb, fatality rates in mountaineering are far far higher than they are in any of the sports listed in the top ten.

And if we compare the seriousness of injuries, one should remember that a broken bone or a trauma of some kind occurring during a climb is made far far worse by the lack of access to medical services. If you break a body part while cheerleading, you get rescued within seconds and minutes later you are in the emergency room.

Cheerleading is tough, it's very challenging and fortunately, it's not even close to being one of the most dangerous sports.

How is this not at #1 or close to that. Ok cheerleaders see you on the mountain. Lets really put you to the test. So basically to start out you save up a few thousand even to start. Then you fly 5000 miles or so to your destination. Then you take a never ending hike up the mountains and through all the villages with 30 pounds on your back the entire way. Finally you make it to the mountain out of breath and sweaty but cold. As time goes on air becomes more and more of a need until your taking 20 steps with one breath. You can't even enjoy yourself once you get to the top because you have to rush back down due to the lack of oxygen. This may sound like it's a two or three day trip. Try two or three weeks. Or even months depending on weather. You stick to your competitions, we will stick to our goals to survive.

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. Above 7500m (24606 feet for you Yanks) if you don't drink at least 4 pints of liquid before you go to sleep you probably won't wake up.

Of those that have attempted K2 50% haven't made it back alive. One of my best friends died mountaineering in the alps a few years back and others have lost fingers, toes and tips of ears / noses to frostbite.

19 Racing

I know lots of people consider motorsports not a real sport, because you are just turning a wheel or ride a bike. The physical aspect is more hidden than in other sports but it's definitely there. These guys have to be super fit in order to endure a race. For example a Formula 1 race takes up to two hours, two hours where you have to perform at the absolute limit. I mean they have to hold their bodies up to 6g. Normal people wouldn't last two laps around a circuit. And the mental part? Would you head straight for a wall with over 300 kph? Most people are afraid to go over 200. But that's car racing, motorbike racing is at least in my opinion even more dangerous. They have a little bit of protection against the tarmac but have you ever seen a high side? They are flying through the air with over 100 kph and land on solid ground. The sole reason the injury rates aren't that high are the limited spots in a race. In the average season about 24 riders take part, and at least 2 or so will ...more

Of course it's a sport; it's in the sports pages, not real estate pages. The brainless "not a sport" claim is actually to purport that it's not an athletic endeavor. And it is a brainless claim, to say that maintaining forceful yet precise and lightning-fast control of the car for over an hour when g-forces are peeling the muscles off your bones at all times and the engine is roasting you, doesn't take superb fitness. Anyway, the American College of Sports Medicine studied this argument and put it to bed, saying that top race drivers are in fact "elite athletes."

So many crashes and fire. Not safe. Surprised it’s not in the top 5

29 really are you kidding me so many people have died and your putting racing at number 29 on the list so me a list of how many people have died from cheerleading I mean I've seen broken bones and stuff from that sport but this is the most dangerous sport list ok so until someone gives me a list of the people that have died from cheerleading then racing is still the most dangerous sport

20 Free Diving

My dad is a free diver and he loves the sport. It takes a lot of training and patience my dad has taken courses in Florida and trains at least 4 times a week. The farthest he drove down was 190 feet a lot of people aren't aware of this sport. Not so long ago one of my dad's friends had a blackout when he was diving and died it is extremely important that you never go free diving alone always had a buddy with you

There are only about 5, 000 free divers around the world. It's a unique sport. An estimated 100 people die from free diving every year. This is compared to an estimated 20 deaths per year from horses, which is a far more popular sport.

With free diving, you are working against yourself.

Many dangerous element including limited air, extreme underwater depths, currents, poisonous snakes, sharks, getting stuck, blackouts, disorientation, if spear fishing then we encounter excited sharks, barracuda, other predators and entanglement. Did I mention all on one breath?

Free diving is the sec on mod dangerous sport in the world 4 your information People! HELLO OPEN YOUR LITTLE BRAIN YOU HAVE TO HOLD YOUR BREATH FOR A REALLY LONG TIME

21 Luge

Wow, Luge is after walking? This is one of the most dangerous sports ever! If you flip over have fun scraping your face off, and god knows what else. You go incredibly fast and you have little hand holds to grab onto, if you slip there goes your fingers! If you do flip and go sailing through the air, no one knows if you'll land without busting your head wide open or worse death! How is walking more dangerous?!?!

People die like in 2010 Olympics

So many people die in luge

I do luge its not that dangerous the Death in whistler was plain stupidity by the sled driver he entered thunderbird (the 16th corner in whistler) I have crashed 10 times and worst thing I got was a concussion I train on both Germany and canadian tracks. BUT ITS ONLY DANGEROUS IF YOU ARE BEING STUPID AND NOT KNOWING WHAT YOUR DOING! But soccer on the list is stupid.

22 Cliff Diving

Cliff diving is quite dangerous if you know how to land but at the same time its quite fun;I've been cliff diving before and it was amazing. People should just be aware of their surroundings... Rocks, shallow waters you get the point

Diving in General is dangerous if you do it wrong you can get seriously hurt!

Jumping from a high cliff can give you a thrill... Or a heart attack.

Hit not it from before

23 Surfing Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave, which is usually carrying the surfer towards the shore.

Ok I will always think cheerleading is dangerous but so is surfing my dad was surfing yesterday and cut his foot open and had to have 8 stitches in his foot(it almost hit his artery and could have killed him) he had to have 12 staples in his head because one of the fins on the board got stuck in his head (long story) he also broke his neck (when he was 16) and many more injuries and seriously I can't believe golf is on the thingy and the comments are so stupid like the one that says your back could give out... That has NOTHING to do with golfing it could happen anytime and yea I mean you could get hit in the head with a golf ball but you would have to be pretty retarded to swing you club the wrong way and aim the ball at your head in cheer you have to throw a 100lb girl in the air and risk your life for her because if she falls from that height SHE could die my friend had to be rushed to the hospital because her stunt group dropped her and she had to have an emergency surgery on her ...more

Why is horse back riding and cheer more dangerous than this cheer is not even a sport

Anything could happen to you when surfing, it could be a normal day and you go for a wave and fall and this time you hit your head on a rock or sandbar. It is unpredictable, just the slightest shift in the wind can decide whether you'll make out the way you went in. Your board could pop up and hit you, you can cut your face, foot, leg, etc. You can get held under water and drown. And then of course there is the fact that are sharks and other fish in the water that could mistake you for a meal. Surfing is so unpredictable which makes it such dangerous sport.

I've seen numerous amounts of surf injuries including seeing sharks, stingrays, jellyfish etc. Surfing can't be compared with all those you call dangerous sports. You can also get hit by the rocks or the reef and those are fatal or really painful injuries. Surfing those huge waves like mavericks is super dangerous because you got the reef the rocks the cold water the sharks and the wipeout so that's probably the most dangerous or one of the most dangerous sports in this list

24 Baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.

Should be top 10, so many people get hurt and have have to get surgeries that can put you in a no sport break for days-months-years-even put you out of the sport for good.

Should be at least top 10. How many players get hurt on outfield collisions, running into the wall in the outfield, getting hit with the ball or bat or broken pieces of the bat, get injured sliding/diving to a base. Even the fans are getting injured and killed from home runs, out of the park foul balls, broken pieces of the bat flying in to the crowd etc.

Thank you I play base ball and you could get killed if someone hit a line drive and hit you if your a pitcher or any position last year I got hit by a pitcher and he throws at least over 50 miles per hour stupid cheer leaders that's not even dangerous why is baseball way down here stupid volley ball that's not even dangerous thank you for reading this good bye again tell me that this is a very dangerous sport and it is so volley ball and cheer leading is so stupid and I play base ball I am a girl!

Baseball is kinda dangerous, Catchers hurt their knees, pitchers break their arms, and then the rest get hit by some ball ready to hit them.

25 Water Polo

Honestly,
you haven't played such a demanding sport
until you have played water polo.
you sit and tread water for four eight minute quarters.
I'd like to see you guys try
to get half your body out of the water,
by just using you legs.
and... So much goes on under the water.
hitting, pinching, grabbing, kicking, twisting of the wrists and suit.
I mean it really sucks.
people don't think its that bad.
because I bet half of you don't even know what it is.
like if all you football players complain about how hard you work,
I wanna see you last one water polo game let alone a practice.

I am a lifeguard at a large pool that often hosts water polo games. Yes, I guard for water polo (and I also play). Never in any other sport have I had to see so many spinal injuries. The real problem with injuries such as these in polo as opposed to another sport is that A. ) If someone has a spinal injury they SINK FAST. They won't just die from a broken back, they will die from drowning, and if the person you're trying to rescue is large and heavy, (as a lot of polo players are), getting them off the bottom of a 9 foot pool is not fun.B. ) The material underneath them is NOT SOLID. In the time it takes us to get in the pool and get the victim into in-line stabilization, the injury could have worsened considerably if the water is choppy.C. ) Have any of you on this site EVER had to perform deep water back boarding? The few of you who have understand how difficult this can be and what a pain it is.

Aside from this, water polo involves shoulder dislocations, torn rotater cuffs, ...more

Water polo is harder than football.
it involves constant swimming and treading
you have to propel half your body out of the water
and you get pummeled underneath the water, since the ref can't see and all low blows are legal

finally someone who knows what I'm on about

i did a speach on this and at the end I had convinced my entire class and at that moment I had not been aware of the fact that people have died from the injuries they have sustained in water polo

not to mention the elbowing in the neck you recieve and then a kick to the gut not only can you not breath your winded too trust me had it done it's really really not great I passed out!

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