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A Brief History of the Winter Olympics: Faster, Higher & More Extreme

A Brief History of the Winter Olympics: Faster, Higher & More Extreme

A Brief History of the Winter Olympics: Faster, Higher & More Extreme

Since their earliest days, the Winter Olympics have pushed the extreme. But “extreme” has taken on new meaning.

In recent years, X-Games-style events are stretching the limits and shaping a riskier era for the Olympic games, with death-defying sports claiming prime-time TV spots in Olympic coverage.

Watch the above for a look at the evolution of extreme sports at the Winter Olympics over the past century.

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Credit : Adam Falk and Liliana Llamas for www.wsj.com | Photo : Getty Images

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