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Nick to serve Olympic-themed episodes on animated shows

MUMBAI: With the Olympic games approaching, US kids broadcaster Nickelodeon is set to premiere four sports-themed episodes of animated shows The Fairly OddParents, The Backyardigans, Dora the Explorer and Ni Hao, Kai-lan from 1 August. The Fairly OddParents special episode called The Fairly Oddlympics will feature Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton as his toon self and in a live-action sequence.


The Backyardigans will kick off Nick Jr.‘s sports-themed premiere week from 4-8 August. Meteorologist Tyrone and sportscaster Pablo will play basketball with Grecian gods Austin, Uniqua and Tasha in Match on Mt. Olympus.


Meteorologist Tyrone and sportscaster Pablo operate out of a classic TV station in ancient Greece. Tyrone forecasts a sunny day, and Pablo wants to play basketball until suddenly it starts to rain. In this new episode, which features a samba soundtrack, the duo travel to Mt. Olympus to try to convince the god of weather to make it stop raining.


The new episode of Dora the Explorer will show Dora and her friends go on a "super adventure race" in We‘re a Team, while Kai-lan will attempt a T-Rex footprint jump in the Dinosaur Games in Sports Day, the new Ni Hao, Kai-lan episode.

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