For most people the idea of coordinating a team of athletes and volunteers in another country, filling a different role daily, and negotiating athletes through a new language and customs would be quite daunting.
Not so for ‘Additional staff’ Karen Erenstrom. To date, the only task that has fazed her has been cooking a traditional Korean meal at the World Winter Games team’s training camp in front of the Attitude TV crew.
Karen has been involved with Special Olympics New Zealand for about nine years, alongside her son Nicholas Fyfe. Skiing has always been a family affair.
While Karen has travelled extensively and lived abroad for a decade, the 2013 World Winter Games was the first time she had visited Korea.