For many years, Captain Fritz Jakob Fredriksen (53) steered large ships in the Caribbean. Now he makes quick decisions on the ski jump.
I learned that at sea, to decide quickly. And it is very useful as a volunteer during the ski jumping races in Holmenkollen.
Volunteer for ten years
Fredriksen has been a volunteer at Holmenkollen Skifestival for ten years and is assistant race director.
- I am the right and left arm of the jury, making sure the slope is according to the rules. I have a son who used to ski jump, so I volunteered here. But he's retired, and I'm the jumping dad who stayed behind," laughs Fredriksen.
Love the Polish fans
What do you like most about volunteering in Holmenkollen?
- The best thing is when everything goes as planned, that I make it work, and when you hear the Kollen roar. I like being close to the athletes and the Polish fans are absolutely magical! They create a fantastic atmosphere on the slopes! And it's great to see that the jumpers are so happy to be here. There's something special about "Kollen".