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It's coming up to 4:20 this Thursday afternoon.
Loads to tell you about today including, on the slopes,
a day in the life of a top British snowboarder and, up the cliff,
how a staircase is helping one village in China.
There's been an investigation into the safety issues that forced
17 schools in Edinburgh to close temporarily last year.
It started after a wall at this primary school
Now a report's been released, it says there should have been
The city council says it's learned lessons from what happened,
which affected more than 7,000 students.
Also today, the torch for next year's Winter Olympics has been
unveiled, as it's exactly 365 days until the Games kick
Thousands of sports stars from around the world will be
Like the Summer Olympics, the winter Olympics take place every four
years. In 2018, athletes will compete in seven sports. Triathlon,
Bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, louche, skipping and skiing. 102
gold medals are up for grabs and as many as 100 countries are expected
to take part, including Team GB. Let's not forget the mascots. The
White Tiger and if there. Excited yet? See you there.
Well, it's not just excitement, there's a lot of hard work involved
One of them is 19-year-old snowboarder, Katie Ormerod,
who sent us this video diary from her training camp in Austria.
My knee is Kiki Ormerod and I am a freestyle snowboarder. I am going to
take you through a day in the life of how I live and what I do as a
professional snowboarder. We have found days, so I will show you going
to the gym. I hope you enjoy it. Hello. This is Kitty. Still in bed.
I got involved with freestyle snowboarding when I was about five
years old. I love the fact you can travel the world with your best
friends. It has been a dream to get the Olympic gold. It is a bit windy.
Where are the afternoon? The gym. If I tried hard, it hurts a little bit,
so I am keeping it strong and healthy by having physio now and
again. My training has been going really well and I have gotten really
good results this season, so I am excited and hope you enjoyed my day
in the life. Well, this next story
could be an extreme sport, imagine if you had to climb 800
metres to get to your home That's what these kids have to do,
but a new giant staircase Seems like a peaceful
place to live, right? It's in the Sichuan province
of China, but it's had a bit How do you get to
the cliff top village? people used to have to climb 800
metres up the cliffs with only these But things are on the way
up, quite literally. Brand new steel staircases have been
built all the way to the village. Villagers say it's a big help,
much safer and they hope tourists No thanks - I'd rather go
visit these orangutans! Scientists who have been studying
how apes communicate with each other, believe it's help them
understand how human That's the sound
of orangutans talking. But researchers believe the apes
combine these clicks, squeaks and kiss noises to basically
'talk', and that this could be the same as how
human language started. That's all from me and the team
today, I'll be back Don't forget to check out
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