Helping Japan – my favourite things in life all come together to help
This week has been great with a big medal harvest in my No. 1 sport – Biathlon. The Norwegian biathletes Emil Hegle Svensen, Alexander Os and Ole Einar Bjørndalen won 4 x 7.5 km Relay Men on Friday but cancelled their victory celebration and donated their price money to the relief effort following the earthquake and tsunami catastrophy in Japan.
The fantastic thing about Lions is that we are all volunteers. And we are present around the world, so Lions-members in Japan – with intimate local knowledge. That means that the money can be put to a more precise use.