Win free extreme sport vouchers

Monday, March 15th, 2010 No Comments

Adrenamag has got more activity vouchers for you to win than ever before.  All you have to do is answer this simple question: In what year was snowboarding entered into the Olympics?  Is it A) 1998 B) An 1898 C) 1922

Send your correct answer – either A, B or C to: info@adrenamag.com Closing date for entries is March 31st 2010 midnight GMT.

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Answer to the last activity competition was: Schweebing is another extreme sport from New Zealand. A version of cycling on a mono-rail in the sky. Where do they get their ideas from?

Is adrenalin addictive?

Sunday, March 14th, 2010 No Comments

Rebecca Hunnybun, a 17-year-old student at Bosworth Community College in Leicestershire, contacted Adrenamag to see if we could help with her project on extreme sports. Hunnybun, a keen extreme sports enthusiast, is currently researching whether adrenalin is addictive as part of her ‘A’ level studies.

Hunnybun, who attempts her first sky dive this month in Nottingham, said: ‘I would appreciate your readers’ help. I’d like to know if they find extreme sports addictive. I would be interested to hear how they feel after an extreme sport. What effect does it have on their body?’
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Extreme bachelors: whats the perfect stag-do for celebrity bachelor boys?

Sunday, March 14th, 2010 2 Comments

george-clooney-engagedSome of the world’s most famous bachelor boys could be coming off the ‘available list’. Sorry girls. Hollywood actor George Clooney, 48, is reportedly about to play the part of a married man, while confirmed bachelor, X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell seems to have found his match.

After a half-a-century wait, he’s about to announce his engagement to Afghanistan-born girlfriend Mezghan Hussainy. And Stoke-lad-about-town Robbie Williams is also reported to be ending his long-term bachelor career by tying the knot with his US girlfriend Ayda Field. When you’ve waited so long, how should you celebrate your stag do? Adrenamag has a few suggestions for our star bachelor boys’ last night of frolicking freedom.

Simon Cowell – off-Rd Dirt Buggies: Mr Tell-Like-It-Is Simon Cowell is renowned for his competitive nature. His stag-do needs to be fast, full throttle, and loud. That’s why we’ve gone for Dirt Buggy racing. And, when his friends let him win, he can bury his head in the sand,  feeling he’s the fastest celebrity on the planet. He’d also have every chance to comment on the performance of his friends as they race through the dirt: ‘That’s truly awful. You’re never going to make a Dirt Buggy racer. Try a career in pop music or something.’

Robbie Williams – zorbing. The former Take That star has led a roller-coaster career, so why not have one last twirl before he heads for a more serene path? He’d be able to exercise those vocal cords, wet or dry zorbing. And, for someone who has often been accused of living in a celebrity bubble, a real life bubble may bring him down to earth and Let Him Entertain his friends.

George Clooney  – white water rafting. Environmentalist and political activist, Clooney needs a carbon neutral activity. Gravity-powered white water rafting would be just fine, even better if he and his friends cycled or Segwayed there.  Cool-as-a-refrigerated-cucumber Clooney could impress his pals with his unruffled suave manner as they ride the rapids. And, because he’d be alone in the wilderness with his buds, his fiancée Italian model and actress Elisabetta Canalis wouldn’t have to worry about all those admiring females that Clooney is famous for attracting.

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Karting hotshot collides with Jenson Button

Saturday, March 13th, 2010 2 Comments
Jordan King is on the left

Jordan King is on the left

Karting whiz-kid Jordan King was already getting revved up to chase glory in the annual Winter Cup season curtain-raiser at Lonato in Italy, when a brief brush with Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button reminded the Warwickshire ace where he wants to be in his motor racing career.

Having met Button at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards several years ago, Jordan again found himself face-to-face with Britain’s motorsport man of the moment when the McLaren-Mercedes star presented him with a trophy for being one of the leading drivers in the KF3 class of the UK-wide Super 1 Series in 2009. Jordan acknowledged that it was ‘quite something’ and ‘certainly a bit different’ to receive his accolade from a driver of Button’s status.

It was also undeniably a boost as the 15-year-old SWR-run speed demon prepares to renew battle on dual fronts following a prolonged Christmas and New Year break; readying himself for upcoming outings in the more powerful and fiercely-competitive KF2 class in both the final round of the 2009/10 Winter Series at PF International in Lincolnshire, and the Winter Cup at Lonato close to Garda.

Bidding to clinch the coveted ‘O’ Plate in the former and head into his main summer campaign on a high, Jordan also has a top five finish firmly in his sights when he subsequently heads abroad on his “Italian Job”, given that by his own admission he endured a disappointingly ‘average’ debut in the same event last year.

‘In testing we’ve been really quick,’ underlined the Repton School pupil, ‘so I’m feeling quite confident and quite happy with everything. I’ve not been out in a little while, but I always get up-to-speed really quickly and I’m really keen to be back in the kart again – I miss the adrenaline rush.’

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Zorbing: snowballing into an Olympic sport?

Friday, March 12th, 2010 No Comments

Snowboarding glided into the Olympics in 1998 when the games were held at the Japanese city of Nagano. Could winter zorbing or snowballing be the next downhill extreme sport to make into the games? “>

Windham Mountain, a ski resort in upstate New York, recently put the sport on to its list of activities: will it snowball?

Andrew Mitchell, a spokesperson for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Switzerland, told Adrenamag: ‘The IOC recognises a Federation governing a sport, not a sport. In order to be recognised, an International Federation must be in place, in conformity with the Olympic Charter and implement the World Anti-Doping code, which is a necessary step before requesting inclusion in the Olympic Programme.’

He added: ‘A candidate sport is assessed against a set of criteria. It is the IOC Session (IOC’s full membership) who vote on the inclusion of a new sport, seven years before the Games it will be featured in.’

So, it’s early days for winter zorbing as there’s no International Federation. Unless someone wants to start the ball rolling.

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