Summer of Sport! Blue Peter


Summer of Sport!

The 2017 sport badge season closes with a bang. Find out what everyone's been up to inspire their friends. Also, Barney takes on a mountain biking challenge.


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There are loads of ways to earn your BP sport badge.

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Alex and Harry tried their hand at a "flipping" brilliant sport

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called swimming.

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Then of course there is Holly and Rocco, they played tennis.

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But Leroy and Jordan are doing my favourite thing,

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-which is the Frisbee. That was a bit hard. Thank you.

-Barney?

-Yeah.

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Do you remember when I had a go at water-skiing?

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Yeah, it was amazing.

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SPLASH!

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All right, Radz?

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BOTH: Hello. You're watching Blue Peter.

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Today's show is all about this bad boy. It is the BP sport badge.

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What better place to talk about this sporting legend than where

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-sporting legends get made?

-Let's check out this venue, shall we?

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The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. In there right now,

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the IAAF World Championships are taking place.

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All sorts of celebrities in there. Usain Bolt is going to be there.

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Mo Farah is going to be there and let us not forget Elinor,

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the BP mascot winner who designed Hero the Hedgehog.

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She won tickets to this event as part of her prize.

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And later on we will see her see Hero take to the stage.

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We are also taking a look back at some of the previous

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competitions and their incredible prizes.

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We're also going to spot Shelley.

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But before all that, wait a moment, because the countdown has begun.

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You have only got one week left to get your hands on your limited

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edition BP sport badge.

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It is really easy, head to the BP website, download the form and then

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attach a photograph to it and send it to us by midday next Thursday.

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Let's be absolutely clear, that's 12pm next Thursday, one week.

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-Don't forget it.

-If you want some inspiration, watch this film.

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-It's really good.

-I spoke too soon.

-That was better than mine.

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Give me a break.

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You know what? Sometimes it is just nice to get out and about, isn't it?

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Breathe in the fresh air, soak up the scenery.

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It's really worth doing something like that every once in a while.

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Then again, it's also worth doing something extreme.

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LOUD MUSIC

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And downhill mountain biking is pretty extreme.

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Flying down off-road trails on specialist

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bikes as fast as humanly possible.

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I'm in the Scottish Borders to give it a go

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and my expert guides are these guys.

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Emily and Corran are two of the best young riders around.

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Both compete in major competitions

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and their dad Crawford used to be a professional rider.

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OK, first things first.

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How would we explain the sport of mountain biking?

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It's rough terrain, it's gravelly.

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You're not on the road like road biking.

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It's all over the place, jumps, drops.

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When did you first start - how old were you?

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I learned to ride a bike without stabilisers when I was two years

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-and four months.

-OK.

-Then after that, it just...

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It was all downhill from there! It was all down... No? OK, fine.

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-Your dad happens to be awesome at this, doesn't he?

-Yes, very awesome.

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Crawford is deaf and uses sign language

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so Corran will be translating his answers for us.

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When did you get into it, Dad? When did you first start?

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He started when he was 18, just for fun.

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-Here we are all these years later.

-Yes.

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So how does the bike need to be different to do this kind of sport?

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Let's start with the tyres, Emily.

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Well, when you do mountain biking it is good for them to be thick.

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The thicker they are, the more grip you've got.

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And they are lumpy so it is even more grip.

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OK. What about the handlebars, Dad,

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what is important about the handlebars?

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They are not like road bikes at all.

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Your handlebars need to be wide so you have more control.

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If they are narrow you would be a bit more all over the place.

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I honestly don't think it would matter if my handlebars

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were this wide. I think I'm still going to do a bit of wobbling today.

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-I'm going to need a bike, aren't I?

-Yeah.

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-Are you going to show me the ropes?

-Yeah.

-Are we going to do it?

-Yeah.

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OK. You can lead the way.

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Before we hit the trail, the guys want to make sure I'm using

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the brakes properly so I don't go flying over the handlebars.

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Once they are happy, Crawford has some advice about pedals.

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Going along flat, your pedals should be level.

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Then when you go round the corner, to the left,

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you put your right foot down.

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If you are going to the right, you put your left foot down,

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-just like you are skiing.

-So whatever corner you are going into

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-you put that side of the pedal up.

-Yeah.

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Pushing into the corner with your pedal will give you

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more grip and push you through the corner.

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Great tip and I feel like I have got the basics, but the real challenge

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of downhill mountain biking are

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the many different obstacles along any trail.

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Get it wrong and it could be nasty. Ouch!

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So I need to tackle my first rocky patch. This looks like fun.

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How am I going to ride down that?

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-You're going to have to be confident.

-Yeah.

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-And you're going to have to lean back.

-Yeah.

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You are going to have to brake before you do it,

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-don't brake whilst you're going down it.

-Yes, that's a good tip.

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Make sure you commit before you go down it and you should be good.

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-Really?

-Yeah.

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OK, this is probably the scariest thing

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I've done for a while. Let's see what happens.

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It's not going to happen.

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It feels really unnatural to ride OVER the rocks rather than

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round them. I might need another go at that.

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I'm going to do it this time, here we go. Here we go.

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OK, no, no!

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Not happening.

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It's so hard to just go for it.

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I'll come back round and try again.

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Come on, Barn, third time lucky.

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Here we go. Oh, my goodness!

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That was amazing!

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Yes! Nailed it.

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See, there is actually some truth in the saying "if, at first,

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"you don't succeed, try again."

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I just proved that, didn't I?

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-That was OK, yeah?

-That was good.

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-Great, OK. What's next?

-The hard one.

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That wasn't the hard one?

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No.

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As if riding over rocks wasn't difficult enough,

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the actual hard one is this - a drop,

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which is exactly what it sounds like.

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You drop off that.

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CHILDREN SNIGGER

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-Do you? BOTH:

-Yeah.

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A classic downhill challenge,

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and the only way to safely overcome a drop

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is to fully commit to jumping off it. Easy!

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-Lean back and push your bike forward.

-Yeah?

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That'll lift your front wheel up, so you won't go forward,

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and then you land both wheels at the same time, hopefully.

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Now, this isn't as big as something the pros would jump off,

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but to me, from the top, it feels big!

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Oh, it's terrifying.

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He makes it!

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Look at that.

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I've learned so much in such a short space of time,

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which is lucky, really,

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because my challenge hasn't even started.

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Tomorrow, the Mountain Bike World Cup is taking place

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three hours down the road...

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Are you kidding?!

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..and I am going to be riding on one of its trails.

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Will I be able to keep my nerve...

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I'm convinced I'm going to slip.

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..through every twist, every turn, every jump?

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Stay tuned for part two, when I take part in the World Cup.

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-Barney?

-What?

-I'm very excited.

-Yes, you are.

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-Because I love athletics.

-He does.

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And in that stadium there

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is the IAAF World Athletics Championships.

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However, today isn't all about athletics.

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I know what you're going to do.

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You're going to list a load of sports that people can take part in

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to earn their BP sport badges.

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-I was going to give two examples.

-You don't need to.

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I've written a list. Here we go.

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Aerobics. Motorsport. American football.

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Netball. Archery. Roller-skating.

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-Badminton. Rounders...

-Barney.

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I ain't finished yet. Rowing. Softball. Rugby. Basketball.

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Athletics. Roller-skating. Badminton.

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This might take a while,

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so while Barney carries on,

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let's take a look at this week's sport badge special.

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Darts is in there. Table tennis.

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Disability sport. Tennis. Diving.

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Over the summer, you lot have been busy getting sporty

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and inspiring your friends and family,

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to earn your brand-new 2017 sport badge. Check this lot out.

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Ryan inspired Ria to have a go at playing badminton,

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but they had a problem -

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the great British weather. It was windy outside,

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so the shuttlecock kept flying away. Oh, dear.

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Next up, Sophia got in touch to tell us

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she inspired Maddie to have a go at kayaking.

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Looks a bit chilly there.

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Maddie says she found it fun

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and was happy she got the chance to try a brand-new sport.

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Ragav wrote in to tell us about what sounds like a very competitive game.

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He inspired Ishan to get involved with cricket.

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Ishan kept bowling so close to the wicket

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but couldn't quite bowl Ragav out.

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This is Arianna and Alesha, who went horse-riding. You're braver than me.

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Arianna encouraged Alesha to go over the big jumps,

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and she did it with an even bigger smile on her face.

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Next up, Ben told us about when he inspired Alex to go swimming.

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Ben says that swimming is a skill to learn for life,

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and I absolutely agree with you, my friend.

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Thank you to everyone who's got in touch and sent something in.

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Keep it coming!

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Yoga. Hockey. Curling. Ice hockey.

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-Are you still going?

-There's a lot of them.

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-Kayaking.

-Did you even see the posts these good people sent in?

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Yes.

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Lacrosse. Martial arts. Do you know what I've been thinking?

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You know the World Champs are happening in there?

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-Yes.

-All those incredible athletes are in that building,

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-doing incredible stuff, and we're outside?

-Yeah.

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How amazing would it be to be inside there

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watching the athletes doing what they're doing?

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-Um...

-How amazing would it be to be in there with them,

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soaking up the atmosphere of that incredible event in there?

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That would be awesome, if we could do that.

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-Um...Barney...

-What?

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Watch this.

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Why?

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The IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017,

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and the eyes of the world are on the London Stadium.

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But there's one performer who's really caught the eye,

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and that someone is a hedgehog.

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Hero the hedgehog has wowed crowds

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and attracted attention like no mascot before,

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and Hero wouldn't be here

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without one very special Blue Peter viewer.

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The story begins in January, when we launched a competition

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to design two very special mascots.

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Our winner, Elinor, designed Hero the hedgehog

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for the IAAF World Championships,

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and Whizbee for the World Para Athletic Championships,

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and our judges loved them.

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Next, I had the exciting job

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of telling Ellie the amazing news.

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Hello, Elinor.

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You're our winner.

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After Ellie's designs were turned into reality in the factory,

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it was time to reveal them to the world.

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Hero and Whizbee, welcome to Blue Peter. You look amazing.

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And in no time at all,

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Ellie and her mascots were superstars.

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But that was only the beginning of her prize.

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Next stop, the World Para Athletics Championships 2017.

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-Elinor! Straight-up talk! That's your ticket.

-Thank you.

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This is my ticket. We've got them in our hands, finally.

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-How are you feeling?

-Really excited.

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That way there is the London Stadium. Shall we head there?

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I can't wait. Let's go.

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Because this is the World Para Athletics Championships,

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it's Whizbee that's the star of the show and can be seen everywhere.

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Here we are. These are the best seats in the house.

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Whizbee's got a Blue Peter badge.

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This is so unbelievably exciting.

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We're seeing Whizbee in front of the crowd, right there.

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In fact, let's go and meet Whizbee.

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Look at that!

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Ellie, this is what you created. What are you thinking?

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Really good.

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Now, if meeting the mascot you designed wasn't enough,

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how about getting to walk on the actual London Stadium track?

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Look at this place!

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Wow-ow-ow!

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Or being interviewed for Brazilian TV?

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Ellie even gets to drive the truck that collects the discus,

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and Whizbee's on it. That's one fast-moving bee!

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But someone who'll give Whizbee a run for the honey

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is two-time World Para Athletic and Paralympic T44 100 metre champion,

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Jonnie Peacock!

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So, Jonnie, what do you think of Elinor's mascot, Whizbee?

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When I saw him come out,

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it was just such a cool design,

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and to see him with his blade out,

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I think that was such a great twist,

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which was really smart.

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That's high praise for Ellie's design, but we're not done yet.

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She's about to get a masterclass on how to start the 100 metres

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from this para sport legend.

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What we do to get into the blocks, put your feet in each pedal,

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however you want to do it,

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hands behind the line,

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and when he says "set",

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you just push up...

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I mean, getting a lesson from one of Great Britain's greatest-ever

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sprinters?

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It doesn't get any better than that.

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Or does it?

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Because a few weeks later,

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we are back at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park,

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just look at it, for the IAAF World Athletics Championships

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London 2017. We're talking about Usain Bolt

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and Sir Mo Farah. However,

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I'm about to meet three top entries in their age category

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for our World Championship competition.

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Ellie has tickets for what could be an incredible night of athletics,

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only this time, she's joined by competition runners-up

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nine-year-old Rufus

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and 13-year-old Bradley.

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-Elinor, how are you feeling to be back?

-Really excited.

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You're really excited.

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Bradley, you are actually an athlete yourself.

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What sport do you do?

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I do dressage, which is like horse riding.

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You have to make the horse dance.

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Rufus, is there any one person you're most looking forward

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to seeing inside that stadium compete?

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Mo Farah, because it's his last race

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and he's going to do the 5,000 metres

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and I'm hoping he's going to win it.

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-You really are hoping, aren't you?

-Yeah.

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Well, without further ado,

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-Rufus, Elinor...

-Thank you.

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-..we are now officially ready. Shall we go in?

-Yeah.

-Let's go in.

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But as we head to the stadium,

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we get a phone call.

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There's someone who'd like to say hello.

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So, Hero, you've been getting up to a little

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bit of mischief on the track.

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So there's been a forward roll down the steps,

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then there was the time when you slipped on the steeplechase

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and I thought did yourself a slight injury there.

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There's a man called Usain Bolt, who'll be racing in the relay.

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Oh, we've got to hit that for a photo, don't we?

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Shall we hit the Usain Bolt pose? Three, two, one...

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Oh, it's just like that!

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I am so excited!

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Let's get our seats.

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We have officially arrived.

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Have you seen how close we are to the finish line?

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-It's massive.

-It really is massive.

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As the action begins,

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there's one person we all want to see.

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I can't wait to see what tricks Hero does.

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Right, yeah.

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And Hero doesn't disappoint.

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APPLAUSE

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The crowd love that hedgehog.

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Imagine what it must be like for Ellie to see 60,000 people

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watching her mascot design.

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From the star of the show to a sporting superstar,

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Sir Mo Farah!

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When the commentator announces Mo Farah's name, London goes crazy!

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-COMMENTATOR:

-Oh, to be here on this day.

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Mo's under a little bit of pressure.

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He's got to do what he's done before.

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The crowd respond.

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SHE SCREAMS

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Mo Farah fights for the silver!

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So, so close.

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Second for Sir Mo, but what an unbelievable athlete.

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Now, though, it's time for history.

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Rufus, what time is it?

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Bolt o'clock!

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We are about to witness the last race of the greatest

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sprinter in the history of the world,

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Mr Usain Bolt.

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Come on, Bolt!

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-COMMENTATOR:

-..Being chased by the great man.

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Mitchell-Blake is going to get it.

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Away he goes. The USA have got Coleman chasing.

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Mitchell-Blake is going to have it.

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It's going to be tough.

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Ohh!

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Yeah!

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Yes! Great Britain are first!

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-COMMENTATOR:

-A new British record.

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Wow, wow, wow.

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So, no fairy-tale end for Bolt,

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but gold for Great Britain.

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For these guys, by entering a Blue Peter competition,

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they were part of a moment that will live for ever

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in sporting history.

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How was it?

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And it's safe to say

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that Hero the hedgehog will never be forgotten.

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Best day ever!

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Yeah, it looked like the best day ever, actually.

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Where was my invite?

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-Um... Shall we move on?

-OK.

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-Do you know what?

-What?

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To be honest, it didn't get much better than that.

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-How can it get better than that?

-I don't know.

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We've had some pretty cool competitions over the past year.

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-Design A Dragon.

-Yeah, Dream Big.

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The Team GB sport badge.

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-What about Big Day Out?

-They are incredible opportunities,

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and you don't just get to win a competition.

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-You win an amazing day.

-You get a sense of pride,

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-a sense of achievement, that's what you get.

-No.

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-You also get an orange badge.

-Oh, yeah.

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Every week, Blue Peter brings you exclusive content

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that you won't see anywhere else.

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But what makes the show special

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are our once-in-a-lifetime competitions.

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And when I say once-in-a-lifetime, I mean it.

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Last year, we pulled out all the stops

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for our Dream Big competition.

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It was judged by Roald Dahl's daughter Lucy.

0:17:590:18:02

Our winner Betty got to see her dream story brought to life.

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And after going to the film's premiere,

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she had the chance to show it to the big man himself,

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Oscar-winning director Mr Steven Spielberg.

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The toucans opened their own internet cafe...

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in Shoreditch,

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providing a careers-advice service

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for other animals stuck in dead-end jobs,

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unsuited to their skills.

0:18:270:18:29

I can see why you're sitting here.

0:18:290:18:31

That's really marvellous.

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Betty, you've got a little something to ask Steven, haven't you?

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Yes. Would you mind taking a selfie with us?

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I would love that.

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Absolutely amazing.

0:18:410:18:43

But Betty wasn't the only one to dream big last year.

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When we needed a new Blue Peter sport badge

0:18:470:18:49

ahead of the Rio Olympics,

0:18:490:18:51

we turned to you guys.

0:18:510:18:53

Sam created a badge that was given to every member of Team GB

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during the biggest sporting event on the planet!

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And they loved it.

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After you.

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And speaking of loving it...

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Max loved his Big Day Out riding a train around London's

0:19:050:19:09

underground network,

0:19:090:19:11

trying to spot his amazing poster design.

0:19:110:19:13

Cool, right?

0:19:130:19:15

Last autumn, it was seen by thousands,

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as they travelled all over London,

0:19:170:19:20

and your creativity doesn't end there.

0:19:200:19:23

When we asked you to design a dragon for the Great Pagoda in Kew Gardens,

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you answered in your thousands.

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9,000, actually.

0:19:300:19:31

It feels amazing. It's so cool to think that it's going to be

0:19:310:19:35

on top of the pagoda.

0:19:350:19:36

Florence can't wait to see her design come to life.

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In fact, it's being created right now.

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And just remember, you could be our next orange badge winner.

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Coming up this autumn on Blue Peter - we reveal the lucky winner

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of our Code-breaker competition.

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Even I haven't got one of these.

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And we launch an incredible brand-new competition

0:19:580:20:01

with one of the world's most famous animation companies.

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It's the tiniest BP badge I've ever held.

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Look at that. Look.

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Right, I'm entering that.

0:20:110:20:13

You can, if you're 16 or under. Are you?

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-No.

-Then you cannot enter it.

-OK.

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You've got a week left to get your own limited edition

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-BP sport badge. I want one.

-Barney.

-What?

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-Amazing news - you've got one.

-I do have one. It's right here

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on my lapel. Would you like to get one?

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Head to the Blue Peter website and do the usual stuff,

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and then just wait for a bit.

0:20:300:20:32

Don't just take our word for it. Check this out.

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Hi. I'm Jo Rowsell Shand,

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two-times Olympic champion cyclist.

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My name's Heather Knight, the England women's cricket captain.

0:20:390:20:41

Hi, I'm Max Chilton, British IndyCar racing driver.

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This summer, why not inspire a friend to try a new sport

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and you could earn a Blue Peter sport badge?

0:20:480:20:50

Get involved and inspire one of your friends to take up a new sport.

0:20:500:20:54

You could be the lucky owner of this Blue Peter sport badge

0:20:540:20:57

if you inspire a friend to take up a new sport this summer,

0:20:570:21:00

so get involved.

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You've only got until 7th September to earn your sports badge.

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Go on, what are you waiting for?

0:21:060:21:08

Those are sporting giants, all telling you to apply for

0:21:080:21:11

your Blue Peter sport badge,

0:21:110:21:13

so what are you waiting for?

0:21:130:21:14

It's not just a nice new, shiny BP sport badge that you get.

0:21:140:21:17

You also get the chance to apply to be on the judging panel

0:21:170:21:19

for the Young Sports Personality of the Year Award 2017.

0:21:190:21:22

I'd forgotten that. I'm going to apply.

0:21:220:21:25

Are you 16 or under?

0:21:250:21:26

Then no!

0:21:260:21:27

Speaking of sporty and speaking of young,

0:21:270:21:29

Emily and Corran are two legends I met recently,

0:21:290:21:32

and they took me to the World Cup to try and teach me the ropes.

0:21:320:21:35

Did I end up being an expert?

0:21:350:21:37

No...

0:21:370:21:38

Earlier, I got a lesson in downhill mountain biking

0:21:400:21:42

from two of the best young riders in the UK.

0:21:420:21:45

Now, though, it's time for my challenge to step up a notch,

0:21:450:21:48

as I attempt to take on one of the courses

0:21:480:21:50

at the Mountain Bike World Cup,

0:21:500:21:52

this year being held in Fort William.

0:21:520:21:55

My instructors, Corran and Emily, will also be competing,

0:21:550:21:58

taking on the same trail as myself.

0:21:580:22:01

So, to prepare for our ride,

0:22:010:22:03

we meet up to get a look at the obstacles we're facing.

0:22:030:22:06

What are you doing to get prepared for the race?

0:22:060:22:08

We'll walk the course and choose our lines,

0:22:080:22:11

fastest lines, so we can do better, faster.

0:22:110:22:14

-I could do with knowing the fastest line.

-Yeah.

0:22:140:22:16

Though my brakes are going to be on the majority of the time.

0:22:160:22:19

-Shall we get walking and see what we can see?

-Yeah.

0:22:190:22:21

If I was to work out which bit to ride round,

0:22:210:22:23

I'd probably go for that bit round there, cos it's drier.

0:22:230:22:26

I'd say that'd be quicker, but it's not going to be, is it?

0:22:260:22:29

No, because then you'll have to go all the way round,

0:22:290:22:31

so I would recommend going through here,

0:22:310:22:33

but you don't want to go through very thick mud.

0:22:330:22:35

You've got to make a split-second decision to get round the fastest?

0:22:350:22:38

-Yes.

-That's why you walk the course.

0:22:380:22:40

You can choose your line before you go.

0:22:400:22:43

-Memorise the course. Know where you'll go.

-Memorise the course,

0:22:430:22:46

-know where you're going to go.

-Know what's going to happen next.

0:22:460:22:48

I'm picking up some brilliant tips.

0:22:480:22:51

Corran and Emily head out onto the mountain

0:22:510:22:53

for their runs. Both are tipped to do very well,

0:22:530:22:56

but if they do, they won't be the first brother

0:22:560:22:58

and sister downhill champions.

0:22:580:23:00

Rachel and Gee Atherton

0:23:000:23:02

are mountain biking superstars,

0:23:020:23:03

and I caught up with them.

0:23:030:23:05

I'm at the start of my downhill career.

0:23:050:23:08

You've got a huge career to look back on.

0:23:080:23:09

Have you got any highlights that really stand out?

0:23:090:23:12

I've been five-time world champion,

0:23:120:23:13

and winning here in Fort William, the home World Cup,

0:23:130:23:15

we actually won that together. It's so cool.

0:23:150:23:18

And these kids that race now could experience that with their siblings.

0:23:180:23:21

I'm after some top tips on what I need to do and think about.

0:23:210:23:24

The first bit of advice is to go steady.

0:23:240:23:26

It's a great sport but it can be dangerous.

0:23:260:23:28

You're racing down a mountain, there's rocks, there's trees.

0:23:280:23:31

There's a lot to go wrong, so I think the best way

0:23:310:23:34

is to ease into it.

0:23:340:23:35

It's great to get tips like that,

0:23:350:23:37

but as I make my way to the start line,

0:23:370:23:39

the nerves are beginning to kick in.

0:23:390:23:42

The course I'm taking on is 500 metres of fast-paced twists,

0:23:420:23:45

turns, slopes and drops,

0:23:450:23:47

which will be tough enough...

0:23:470:23:49

and then the rain begins.

0:23:490:23:50

So what once was a glorious sunny day

0:23:500:23:53

has turned into a lovely wintry one. I like this weather.

0:23:530:23:56

I'm just not too sure how I feel about riding in it.

0:23:560:23:58

I've got the right gear on, the right bike,

0:23:580:24:00

but things are going to be a little slippier than I'm used to.

0:24:000:24:03

Rider 90 is on track.

0:24:030:24:05

Wish me luck.

0:24:050:24:06

OK, here we go.

0:24:060:24:08

He's off.

0:24:080:24:09

The course is now really slippy

0:24:090:24:11

so I have to take it slowly to begin with

0:24:110:24:13

to get used to the trail and the conditions.

0:24:130:24:15

I start to build confidence until...

0:24:180:24:20

HE GASPS

0:24:220:24:24

..I lose momentum and put my foot down.

0:24:240:24:26

I'm annoyed with myself.

0:24:260:24:27

I don't want to do that again.

0:24:270:24:29

Because it's so wet and so rainy,

0:24:320:24:33

I'm convinced I'm going to slip.

0:24:330:24:35

So I'm using my brakes and trying to slow down as much as I can.

0:24:350:24:38

I'm beginning to pick up the pace

0:24:380:24:40

and start to spot obstacles earlier.

0:24:400:24:43

Corran and Emily's training is paying off.

0:24:430:24:45

All we've got to do is make it round to the end.

0:24:500:24:52

That's all I've got to do.

0:24:520:24:53

Just make it down to the end.

0:24:530:24:55

Pedal down, do what you were told...

0:24:550:24:58

This bit's going to be slippy.

0:25:000:25:01

Oh, but you made it. Mate, we're doing it.

0:25:010:25:04

But then I come across the biggest drop on the course.

0:25:060:25:09

It's terrifying. Are you kidding?!

0:25:120:25:14

I've just got to go for it.

0:25:180:25:20

Yes, you did it!

0:25:230:25:24

That's the bit I was scared of.

0:25:240:25:26

I'm so chuffed I made it.

0:25:260:25:28

The end is in sight.

0:25:280:25:30

I genuinely thought I was going to fall off

0:25:330:25:36

on a couple of occasions,

0:25:360:25:37

but the challenge was to make it to the end.

0:25:370:25:40

I fell off once at the beginning

0:25:400:25:41

and it was the slowest part of the track.

0:25:410:25:43

There you are. Not quite Emily and Corran's standard,

0:25:430:25:46

but I enjoyed it. Give it a go. You'll love it.

0:25:460:25:49

And Corran and Emily's standard is the very best.

0:25:490:25:51

They both end the weekend as champions.

0:25:510:25:54

-Corran, how are you feeling?

-I'm excited.

0:25:540:25:56

I didn't expect to come first.

0:25:560:25:58

You must feel so good. Emily, how about you?

0:25:580:26:00

Well, it was really hard,

0:26:000:26:02

there was a lot of pedalling,

0:26:020:26:03

and I had no idea that I was going to come first.

0:26:030:26:07

I'm so proud to have gone from beginner

0:26:070:26:09

to a run at the World Cup in such a short space of time,

0:26:090:26:13

and a lot of that is down to my coaches,

0:26:130:26:15

two young people who I think have got big futures

0:26:150:26:18

in downhill mountain biking.

0:26:180:26:20

Quite possibly the slowest I've ever been on a bike

0:26:240:26:26

but really good fun.

0:26:260:26:28

-Final question.

-What?

-Where was Shelley?

0:26:280:26:30

Right here. See? Everyone knew it

0:26:300:26:32

but only one person got there the fastest.

0:26:320:26:34

If you want to find out if it was you, head to the Blue Peter website.

0:26:340:26:36

-While you're there, why not have a look at what's there all week?

-Yes!

0:26:360:26:39

Be inspired to get your sport badge.

0:26:420:26:44

You could earn one of these, a Blue Peter sport badge.

0:26:440:26:47

Go on, inspire a friend.

0:26:470:26:49

Inspire a friend and get your hands on a 2017 Blue Peter sport badge.

0:26:490:26:53

Check out our new sport quiz

0:26:530:26:55

or join in Fan Club live

0:26:550:26:57

before, during and after the show,

0:26:570:26:59

where you can chat to us and other Blue Peter fans.

0:26:590:27:02

Try our games and challenges

0:27:020:27:04

and of course see our exclusive

0:27:040:27:06

online clips.

0:27:060:27:07

Only on the Blue Peter website.

0:27:070:27:09

So go and check it out after the show.

0:27:090:27:12

Not yet, cos we're still here.

0:27:120:27:13

Next week, we are back live in the studio

0:27:130:27:15

with Lindsey, and anything can happen.

0:27:150:27:18

I can tell you exactly what's going to happen, Radz.

0:27:180:27:20

It's a world record special.

0:27:200:27:21

We're going to try and break a world record live in the studio.

0:27:210:27:24

-You know how I don't like mornings?

-Yes.

0:27:240:27:26

I woke up at 3am to find out all about the world of peas.

0:27:260:27:28

-I've got a pea joke.

-Go on.

0:27:280:27:30

-What's a pea's favourite movie?

-Go on.

0:27:300:27:32

-A romantic one. Do you know why?

-No.

0:27:320:27:33

-Because they're a bit mushy.

-Ha! That makes me happy.

0:27:330:27:36

That's good. That was quite a POD joke. Odd joke.

0:27:360:27:39

-OK. We should probably go.

-Yeah.

0:27:390:27:41

-See you next week.

-We're like to peas in a... No.

0:27:410:27:43

HE MOUTHS

0:27:430:27:45

The 2017 sport badge season closes with a sporty bang. Find out what everyone's been up to, to inspire their friends. Also, Barney takes on a mountain biking challenge and we catch up with the London 2017 competition winner.


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