Beginning in the 1990s, Extreme Sports, a new form of adreneline-flowing high risk, yet physically demanding set of athletic activities took off in popularity among young Americans. Extreme sports include snowboarding, inline skating, skateboarding, BMX biking. The widespread participation and interest in these types of athletic activities has its roots in the organization and promotion of the X Games by the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN).
The 33-cent Extreme Sports stamp was issued May 2, 2000 as part of the Celebrate The Century: 1990s issue.
Scott Catalogue USA: 3191d
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Museum ID: 2000.2020.271