Extreme Sports

China's most terrifying tourist attractions

This summer saw China unveil a trio of new and uniquely frightening visitor experiences, upping the ante when it comes to offering daredevil kicks. But the country has a history of concocting extreme activities - here are the worst of the bunch 

BMX: Liam Phillips optimistic of reaching final

Great Britain's Liam Phillips set his sights on a final place and a possible medal after advancing to the BMX semi-finals with a strong quarter-final showing on day two of action at the Olympic Velopark.

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Sarah Burke: Freestyle skiier and pioneer for her sport

Although she had been in a coma for nine days after a fall in training, the death of 29-year-old daredevil Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke on Thursday sent shock waves not only through the global skiing community but among extreme sportsmen and women of every kind. Burke, a role model to women skiers and to the youngsters she trained, was considered one of the world's best female freestyle skiers and was favourite for superpipe gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.