The logo represents the soul of the Society of Outdoor Sports & Performance Medicine a.k.a. EXTREMESPORTMED.
A man is shown in the stance of The Discobolus of Myron (“discus thrower”, Greek: Δισκοβόλος, Diskobólos; Greece, 455 AC; see figure below). This ancient Greek statue has become recognized as the iconic representation of athleticism, as well as the iconic image of the ancient Olympic games.The similarity of our logo to the Discobolus is meant to remind that, while new trends emerge in sports, historically, competitive sports have their bastion in the Ancient Olympic Games.
On the logo, the athlete wears a bicolored long-sleeved tracksuit, which is typical of most action and adventure sports.
The enigmatic aspect of the wave-shaped image is evocative of the slope of a mountain, a ramp or a wave of the sea. What is clear is that the athlete is going in the opposite direction. He/she climbs the slope, in the act of performing one of those freestyle tricks which are typical of action sports.
Most action and adventure sports are practiced on boards derived from the surf-boards since surfing is undoubtedly the oldest of the extreme sport. It is not a coincidence that the wave is also reminiscent of a shark’s fin. On surfing beaches, there is always a warning notice of possible shark attacks with the fin of the shark. It is not essential if shark attacks pose statistically minimum risk to surfers. The fin represents the numinous unpredictability of natural forces which extreme sports participants must confront.
In one version, the logo, while retaining its original elements, has been surrounded by a spherical shape to represent a globe and convey the international, multidisciplinary vision of the society.
The logo exists in three versions, namely: wave-shaped, round or written in words.
The tracksuit shirt is red; the pants are white or light blue. The sphere and wave can be blue, light blue or white. The letters are blue or white.