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Winter Sports Special

To celebrate the Winter Olympics, Blue Peter brings you a snow sport special. Radzi takes on a very special skeleton bob challenge, and Lindsey gives snowboarding a go.


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The Winter Olympics have begun

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and the Winter Paralympics

are just around the corner.

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And to celebrate both awesome Games,

we have come here,

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to the gorgeous Swiss Alps

in Switzerland.

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On today's show, we've got

a lot of speed, a lot of ice,

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and a whole lot of snow.

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Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!

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Who said they could do...?

Start the show!

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Hello, and welcome to Blue Peter.

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Now, first things first, when

you are in this gorgeous location,

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with one of my favourite

sporting events

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in the entire world happening,

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there's one thing to do.

A Swiss happy dance. Hey!

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Now, I'm not going to lie to you,

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that was quite difficult

in the snow.

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But I'm also absolutely pumped

about the Winter Games

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because of the calibre

of the Team GB athletes.

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The likes of Elise Christie

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and Lizzy Yarnold

are unbelievable talents.

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All the athletes will be looking to

get themselves onto the podium

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and bring home some silverware.

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But how is it even possible, you

might ask, for a British athlete

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to be at the top of their sport in

a country that has hardly any snow?

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Lindsey went to find out

when she tried snowboarding inside.

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I'm in Manchester to find out about

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one of the most popular sports at

this year's Winter Olympics -

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snowboarding.

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But we're missing a key ingredient.

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That's more like it!

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This is the UK's longest

indoor ski slope,

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and the perfect place

to have a go at the basics.

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My instructor, John,

begins by teaching me

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to control myself

using the edges of my board.

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Keep your head up, look over

my shoulder, that's it. Toes up.

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I'm an experienced skier

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but this is so different

to anything I've learned before.

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It's just when I start going

left or right,

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I get freaked out that one side's

going to turn down the mountain.

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Both feet fixed together

feels really strange to me.

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That's it.

I've turned,

I've done it.

Very good!

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And I just have to accept that

falling over...

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Aaagh!

..is part of the process.

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This is terrifying. Ow!

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Hello... Grrrr!

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But I'm not going to be beaten.

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I am determined to get down

the slope in one go.

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And with a bit more practice,

I finally manage a full run.

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Very good, slow it down,

slow it down.

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All right, yeah, good skills!

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I made it all the way down! That

felt quite good, you know.

Nice.

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So, there's regular snowboarding...

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Ah, cute.

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And then

there's freestyle snowboarding.

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Whoohoo!

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And THAT is what I'm interested in.

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This is Katie Ormerod,

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one of the finest freestyle

snowboarders anywhere in the world.

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Katie,

thank you for being on Blue Peter

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and well done on earning your badge.

Thank you.

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First things first,

what is freestyle snowboarding?

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Freestyle snowboarding, basically,

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if you just think of regular

snowboarding where

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you go down the hill a bit,

you then throw in other obstacles,

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so rails, or jumps in.

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You can basically be

as creative as you want to be

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going off these jumps, doing spins,

flips, do whatever you want to do.

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This is slopestyle.

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This involves snowboarding

down a course

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performing a variety of tricks

over obstacles along the way.

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We're sat on the mountain at the

moment and down there I can see

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a jump, a lump of snow, basically,

which is, is that a kicker?

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Yeah, you can call it a jump but

some people also call it a kicker

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cos its main purpose is to

kick you up into the air.

Ah, OK!

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Katie, that was immense!

You made that look so easy.

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That's what I would call a classic

backside 420 spin off the kicker.

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It's a backside 360, but...

I got some of it right! We're close.

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Katie started snowboarding

when she was just five years old,

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and she's not the only one.

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This is it,

we've got the squad here.

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Who is ready for a jam session?

ALL: Yeah!

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I think there's only one thing

left to say. Go on, John.

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THROUGH LOUD-HAILER: Let's do this!

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Indoor slopes like this one

mean more young people

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can give snow sports a go.

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I'm Travis and I'm six.

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Yeah, Travis, whoohoo!

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I like jumping over things.

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I love skiing because

it's fun and rewarding

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when you land a new trick.

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Yeah, a grab!

Yay!

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Hi, my name's Mia, I'm 10.

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I love snowboarding because

you can learn all different tricks

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and you can be creative.

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But I can't stand back and let

these guys do all the hard work.

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It's time for me to step forward

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and put my very basic skills

to the test.

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OK, so, good session, guys.

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CHEERING

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All right, so, you've seen what

these guys have got,

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so let's see what YOU'VE got.

Oh, no!

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So, whether you like it or not,

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we've built the biggest jump to ever

grace the Chill Factore.

What?!

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Here we go!

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Oh.

Are you ready?

Even that looks massive to me.

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I know it looks rubbish to you guys.

But I'll give it a go.

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Anything for the BP badge.

Don't laugh at me, please.

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This is my moment.

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My chance to become

the queen of the slopes

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and soar through the air like Katie.

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CHEERING

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Yeah, whoo!

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Here goes. Just keep it steady,

Linds, and don't fall over.

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Oh, no.

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You've got this.

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Here we go! Come on!

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OK, not the biggest jump

in the world, but look,

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there's space below my board!

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Which means technically, I've just

performed my very first air.

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Do you know what,

I am a bit embarrassed

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cos that wasn't the best jump

ever, was it, guys?

No!

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But it has been so fun learning,

and I've loved it. Thank you, John.

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Go give snowboarding a go.

Awesome, isn't it?

Yeah!

Yeah!

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What an effort, Linds!

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Linds? Linds?

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Hey! Linds. How are you? Linds...?

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What, you don't think this is

Lindsey Russell? Ah, my mistake.

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I do apologise.

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Fringe. Yeah.

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THAT is Lindsey Russell.

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And now we've got the old gang back,

who'd like to see some post? Linds?

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I'll take that as a yes.

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This has been sent in from Ava,

who's 12 years old,

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and what a Spot Shelley book

that is, Ava.

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I love playing Spot Shelley

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and that has got you

your very own silver badge.

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Next up, it's Alya

who's just six years old

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and the creativity used to create

this collage

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is off the charts, Alya!

Loving your style.

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Hermione, who's 14, has sent us in

this work of art.

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The Blue Peter ship.

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The expertise in that, Hermione,

is absolutely fantastic.

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Oliver and Jelena,

six and eight years old.

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You've sent in, I think,

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the second-best snowman

I've ever seen in my entire life.

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Isn't that right, Linds?

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Actually, it's the best.

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Erin, who's eight years old,

has made this fantastic Shelley.

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I tell you what, if I had your

artistic skills at eight years old,

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I think I'd become an artist.

Well done!

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Linds, hasn't it been fab?

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She's really not been herself

today, has Linds,

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but please do keep sending in

your post to the usual place.

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We love it and it might get you

your very own Blue Peter badge.

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Next up, when Linds is much more

like herself,

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is when me and her go head-to-head

in speed skating.

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Travelling at nearly 60mph,

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speed skating is

one of the fastest sports around.

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This isn't a sport

for the faint-hearted

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as skaters go head-to-head

on razor-sharp blades

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just over a millimetre thick.

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Radz, they are unbelievably fast.

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I could watch them all day -

but rather them than me.

I know.

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Imagine if that was why

we were here!

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It is, isn't it?

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Of course it is!

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In just a few weeks, we'll be

battling it out to discover

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who is the fastest BP presenter

on ice.

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Now, I've done a few films on ice,

Linds.

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And it's fair to say

I know a thing or two.

Yeah...

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Probably still worth getting

a bit of coaching, Radz!

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Oh, dear!

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Enter former Olympic skaters,

Mandy and John.

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Hey, guys.

We look the part.

We feel like wobbly ducks.

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We are a little bit nervous today,

can you help us out?

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You'll be fine out there today.

As long as you enjoy yourself

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and give it a good go,

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you'll really enjoy the experience

of learning to speed skate.

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How are you going to turn us

from novices into pretend experts?

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The more time you spend on the ice,

the more confident you'll get.

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The first thing we need to learn is

how to balance

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on these special speed skates,

with the help of Mr Snowman.

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Oh, yes!

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Oooh! Gosh, I'm not even

on the ice yet!

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OK, I'm going very slowly.

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I don't like this. Can you just

push me along, Mandy?

No.

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I don't want to move.

That's it.

This is it, that's it.

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Why is it so slippy?

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SHE FAKE-SOBS AND LAUGHS

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Using the snowman means

we can concentrate on our technique,

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without falling over.

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It's so slippy!

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Ice, slippy? No(!)

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Linds, how's it going?

Shush, Radzi.

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But Mr Snowman can't hold our hands

forever, and it's time for us

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to get out and do this on our own.

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Bring your feet together,

bring your feet together.

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That's it, remember your arm swings

as well, that's good.

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Please never let go,

never let go!

That's it.

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Try and get your body down in the

straight.

This is so much fun.

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And John decides I'm doing

well enough to work on my start.

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This arm forward, this arm back

and it's just a case of running.

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There we go. And then skating!

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As for me, well,

I'm not that advanced just yet.

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I'm speed skating!

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But by the end of the day,

we've both made some real progress.

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Mandy's decided to just...

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RADZI LAUGHS

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I've been upgraded to coach.

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A few weeks later, it's time

for our next training session

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and John and Mandy kick it off

with a surprise.

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Hi, Radzi, hi, Lindsey.

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I'm Elise Christie and I'm the world

champion short track speed skater.

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If I was going to give some tips

to newbies on short track,

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I would say the first thing is

you have to get your body

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really low and into a really low,

cramped position

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because that's really aerodynamic

and fast.

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The next one is that you should

just really have fun,

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because it's such a fun sport

and it's all about going fast

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and racing

and seeing who can finish first.

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So definitely, go out there, have

fun and be excited.

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That's amazing.

That's incredible.

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Well, if that doesn't inspire,

nothing will.

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Let's do this!

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We're back.

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This is our last practice before

we head out onto the ice

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for our challenge.

Push, together. Push....

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Now we know how to stay on our feet,

it's time to try and get faster.

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OK, just going to push with the

right foot, that's it.

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Push, together. Push, together.

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As in, like, as if you're walking,

you just get that rhythm going.

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So we're not pushing, you're going,

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like a duck, two, three.

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All I can do is keep practising,

try and get quicker,

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so I can beat Radzi.

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My position has to be right,

I have to look ahead,

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I have to commit,

I have to be confident.

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And that's how I'm going to

beat Lindsey. Shhh!

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We'll see about that, Radzi.

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Next time, it's race day.

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There'll be drama...

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Whoa, whoa, whoa!

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..there'll be a crowd, and

there'll even be a BBC commentator.

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It's one-on-one, fastest over

two laps, best of three.

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But will there be an ice king

or an ice queen?

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Bring it on!

Bring it on.

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Right, let's...

See you out there.

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Yeah, I'll see you...

Good luck,

mate.

Yeah, you go first.

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I know we weren't very good, but it

was so much fun and I've genuinely

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got the ultimate respect for anyone

that's a speed skater because

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that sport is rock-hard. But stay

tuned for part number two where

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Lindsey and I go head-to-head with

some fairly average speeds.

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But if it's true incredible speeds

you want, make sure you watch this

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next film - it will not disappoint.

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And, in fact, while that's playing,

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I'm going to impress the locals here

with my snowball juggling.

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I've got two snowballs,

all I need is one more. Anyone?

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No, not again!

I said no! Just one, please!

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OK, you're going to get that one!

And you as well!

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OK, while we keep doing this, you

now get to see my favourite sport

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of all time - skeleton bobsleigh.

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Oh, my goodness,

my heart is absolutely pounding.

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Oh!

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And it's this that's

got my blood pumping.

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I've just hurtled head-first

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down an icy skeleton bob track.

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Skeleton is one of the fastest

and most exciting sports in the

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Winter Olympics,

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and when I was a student I had

ambitions of becoming a top slider.

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But I haven't

been near a track for three years,

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so to help me realise my dream

of sliding on ice...

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..Shelley Rudman is taking me

back to basics.

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Let me just show you. If you're

going to lift your head up it'll be

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like that, feet up, a bit higher.

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Hold on really, really tight.

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It's a bit wet today so it might be

a bit slippy as well.

OK.

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I'm definitely a bit rusty

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but I've still got some

of the noisier skeleton skills.

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HE YELLS

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After my training

I asked Shelley for some top tips.

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For anyone who doesn't know what

skeleton is, what exactly is it?

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Skeleton bobsleigh is where you race

head-first on your front

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on a sled down ice chutes.

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And how fast do you go?

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You can go up to about 85mph.

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There aren't any brakes

so you can't stop.

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You could drag your feet to slow

you down but that's not advisable

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and the curves are coming at you

quite quickly

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and you start to almost

navigate them instinctly.

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The first time is really unusual,

though, so it's...

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SHE PANTS

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It's very breathtaking

and it's a unique experience.

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COMMENTATOR:

4.99!

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That's a tremendous

start from Shelley Rudman.

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What do you think it takes to be

world-class at skeleton?

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I think you have to have

a really good instinct.

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You need to have really good

spatial awareness.

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You need to be quite strong,

quick, powerful

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and all those components can make

you...the start of a good athlete.

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And if you were, say,

ten years old, at home, thinking,

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"Skeleton looks brilliant..."

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Perhaps you see it at the

Winter Olympics and you think,

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"I want to get involved in that,"

what advice would you have?

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Try lots of different sport -

speed sports, maybe balance sports -

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and try and build up

their abilities that way.

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So, lots of transferable skills

from other sports that

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could in the future help you

with skeleton?

Exactly.

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COMMENTATOR:

This is going to be

good from Shelley Rudman.

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She will go into the lead, surely.

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Big hit there but it doesn't matter,

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she's in first place.

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Thanks so much for joining us.

Thank you.

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And good luck for the rest for the

season.

Thank you very much. Cheers.

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But my challenge isn't to talk

about skeleton, so I'm heading to

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Igls Sliding Centre

in Innsbruck, Austria,

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to link up with Team GB's

development squad

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and make a high-speed run

down the world-famous track.

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But before I'm allowed to slide,

skeleton ice coach Mark Wood

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wants me to take in each bend

and bump of the track,

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and some important safety advice.

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You'll feel these little waves,

nothing to worry about.

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You're going to feel it want to go,

that's OK, don't worry about it,

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it's fine.

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Just making you aware of what could

possibly go wrong as what

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could possibly go right as well.

I appreciate that.

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One of Mark's coaching techniques is

to encourage sliders to

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visualise the course in their minds,

helping commit every twist

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and turn to memory.

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Big corner two.

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Down.

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Almost immediately into three.

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Feel the first pressure,

shoulder down.

Yeah.

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Release as it comes off.

Yeah.

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Squeeze this pressure

and then just let it come out.

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This is the major area. The key to

get down the track is right here.

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If I'm going to come off my sled

it'll probably happen here -

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corner nine.

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Got to try

and keep hold of the sled.

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If you lose the sled,

push it away from you

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and then keep tight in. The reason

we're pushing the sled away from us

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so that it's accelerating

and we're slowing down.

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If you don't get anything else on

this track apart from this...

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That's all I'm really worried about

is this part.

OK.

All right?

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He's going to be nervous.

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I mean, he hasn't been on a sled

for quite a while, right?

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It's all going to be brand-new

to him again and, you know,

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you've got to imagine you're two

inches off the ice,

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your face is really, really close,

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and you're going to be doing about

60mph.

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We can't guarantee anything.

Once he's gone, he's on his own.

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If anything goes wrong he's got to

get out of it himself.

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Not many people choose to take

up this sport.

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It's fast, furious and dangerous.

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And that's exactly why it

appealed to me.

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But at this moment in time

I'm not so sure.

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There's a huge part of me that is

actually scared.

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Haven't done this for a very,

very long time

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and just crossing that finish

line is going to be an exhilaration

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that's going to be off the charts.

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But, to be honest with you,

number one is be safe...

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I can't think about that too much

cos that actually does

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really make me scared.

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Now it's my turn.

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I'm about to go at the same

speed as a car on the motorway.

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Except I'm going

face-first down the ice.

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After just a couple of hundred

metres I'm really picking up pace.

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Before I know it,

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I'm hurtling around the longest bend

in the course.

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And once I'm clear of that, I'm

approaching THE danger corner.

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Corner nine.

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And I'm through,

on the sled, in one piece.

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And now I'm on the home straight

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and loving it.

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Oh, my goodness!

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Yes!

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Yeeeees!

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Oh! On the top of that run

I was thinking to myself,

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"Am I going to do this?

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"Come on, Radzi, come on, Radzi,

come on, Radzi,

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"let's do it,

let's do it, let's do it."

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Oh! And I am

so pleased I just did that.

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Oh, my goodness,

my heart is absolutely pounding.

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I actually loved that.

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Oh, that was so good!

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GUNSHOT

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If you love speed, adrenaline

and exhilaration, skeleton is

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the sport of you. Let me tell you,

it's definitely the sport for me.

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Now here is a BP exclusive -

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on the very day

we were sliding on that track,

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the GB future squad were training.

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One of those guys, Jerry Rice,

has now qualified for Team GB

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and will be competing at the Winter

Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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I'm so behind him. Alongside him -

Dom Parsons, Lizzy Yarnold

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and Laura Deas.

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Guys, fingers crossed, do the

business and bring home the gold.

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Did someone say

skeleton at the Olympics?

0:21:350:21:38

Hey!

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Yes! So that is what is happening

at the Winter Olympics

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and here's what's

happening on the BP website.

0:21:430:21:45

Spoon numero uno.

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Oh!

What's happening?

I can't feel a thing.

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Loads happening on the BP website.

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Now, this is meant to be the BP

winter sports special

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so I've combined bobsleigh and luge

to make this - the BP sledge!

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OK, I did just want to go sledging.

We're off!

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Whoo!

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Yup, fun - but I want more speed.

Which is why me and Lindsey

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are about to go

head-to-head in speed skating.

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Onward!

0:22:460:22:48

Welcome to the Nottingham Arena

and to the National Ice centre,

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the Blue Peter speed skating

challenge,

0:22:520:22:54

as Radzi goes head-to-head

with Lindsey

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to see who'll be the fastest,

who'll be the bravest.

0:22:570:22:59

It's best of three races around

two laps

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of the National Ice Centre surface.

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Plenty of nerves down on the start

line, and we're almost ready

0:23:040:23:08

for the start of race number one.

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Ready!

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PISTOL FIRES

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And we're underway in race one.

0:23:150:23:17

It's a good start from Radzi.

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Looks like he's going to get to the

first corner first.

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Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

0:23:220:23:24

Both of them managing to

stay on their skates at the moment

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and Lindsey trying to close

the gap down the back straight.

0:23:270:23:32

Good support from the fans on the

far side of the National Ice Centre

0:23:320:23:36

as Lindsey has Radzi in her sights,

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and now tries to take him

on down the home straight.

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But Radzi just about manages to

fight off the first

0:23:420:23:45

attack from Lindsey.

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I touched you, Linds!

0:23:470:23:48

Radzi has the lead.

He had it from the start.

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Got the better start,

got into the first corner first.

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And Lindsey, despite her best

efforts,

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has not yet been able to get

back towards him.

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Now she closes the gap again.

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Whoa! Whoa!

0:24:030:24:05

Radzi almost stumbles

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but he's going to take race number

one by about a metre and a half.

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It's Radzi who wins race number one.

0:24:100:24:13

Radzi now knows if he wins race two

he will be the champion.

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I nearly fell over a few times.

You did. I was hoping you would.

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You didn't!

You wouldn't get out my way!

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CHEERING

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The pressure is on Lindsey as the

two skaters get to the start line.

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PISTOL FIRES

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Whoa!

0:24:370:24:39

Both of these skaters have had good

luck messages from Elise Christie,

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star of the Great Britain

short track speed skating team who

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trains on this very ice.

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And Lindsey's made a very good

start to head number two.

0:24:480:24:51

Radzi just opening up his strides to

try and close the gap.

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He's taken that corner very wide

but now swings in behind Lindsey

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and will try and overtake

on the home straight.

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Lindsey, just as Radzi did in heat

number one, has taken the inside

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track, got to the first corner

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and has kept her lead

throughout the race so far.

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Just over half a lap to go

0:25:110:25:12

and Radzi knows he's going to

have to attack now.

0:25:120:25:15

Lindsey nice and tight round

the corner and as they come into the

0:25:190:25:22

home straight Lindsey is managing to

hold off Radzi's challenge.

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And Lindsey with a sprint finish

gets across the line

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and levels things up at 1-1.

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We are going to have a deciding

race to see who's going to be

0:25:320:25:36

the Blue Peter speed skating

champion.

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So, we're even.

We're even.

It all comes down to this.

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So we come to the third

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and deciding heat of the Blue Peter

speed skating challenge.

0:25:460:25:50

One race all so far.

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This is the decider. It's a good

start from both skaters and Radzi

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doesn't get to the first corner

first, it is Lindsey who has

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that advantage but this time they're

closer than they have been

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in either of the first two heats.

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Good speed down the home

straight from Lindsey

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to just open the gap

a little bit further

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and Radzi's got a lot of work to do.

0:26:260:26:29

It's Lindsey who lost the first

heat, who came back in the second

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and looks as if she's got

the distance.

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She looks as if she's got the gap.

0:26:380:26:40

She looks as if she's got

the speed to hold off Radzi.

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It's Lindsey who wins!

0:26:440:26:46

She takes the Blue Peter speed

skating challenge

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by two races to one.

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Yes! Boom!

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If you enjoyed watching this

even a tiny, tiny bit,

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imagine how much fun you'll have

watching this at the Winter Olympics

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when the best in the world are all

doing this sport

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so much better than we are.

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Get some skates and give it a go.

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Don't forget your gloves -

it's cold.

It's very cold.

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How much fun was that? And all I'll

say is give speed skating a go.

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In fact, why don't you get

inspired by watching Team GB

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compete at the Winter Olympics

and the Winter Paralympics?

0:27:200:27:24

In fact, watch the entire thing,

it will be incredible

0:27:240:27:27

and fingers crossed for every single

athlete - especially for Team GB.

0:27:270:27:31

Well, that's just about it for me

today.

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All I'll say is a massive

goodbye from me

0:27:330:27:35

and a...massive

goodbye from the Swiss Alps.

0:27:350:27:38

See you next time.

0:27:380:27:40

To celebrate the Winter Olympics, Blue Peter brings you a super snow sport special! Radzi takes on a very special skeleton bob challenge, Lindsey gives snowboarding a go, and the two go head to head In a speed skating race! Where better to bring you a show full of action on ice, than the Swiss Alps?