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North West's sporting stars back Tokyo 2020 challenge to get kids active

Olympic and Paralympic athletes are busy preparing for next year's games in Tokyo - but are still taking time to encourage school children from across the region to get in on the action.

Fancy Taekwondo lessons from an Olympic medallist? Credit: ITV News

Liverpool's triple Taekwondo Word Champion Bianca Walkden and para-cycling gold medallist Lora Fachie are backing the "Travel to Tokyo" challenge.

The scheme encourages school children and their families to try out new activities, logging their progress online.

And there are some very special prizes to spur them on: