Poetry in Motion from the Sidelines

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Taiga Laur (crouching on one knee) is showing how the players should’ve moved in a certain situation on the tactics board. (Photo: Henry Rull)

Even though Taiga Laur, the head coach of Estonia’s floorball team, is coaching athletes at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria, she’s as versatile as a Swiss army knife: a teacher, a composer a poet and a volunteer. The latter has required a lot of sacrifices. 

"I've run around like a hamster on a training wheel all the time. I’ve given classes at school during the day, coached athletes in the evening and been to competitions in the weekends. "I don’t have a very busy family life, but I’ve never felt lonely. I’ve got a lot of friends and the Special Olympics athletes are so genuine. They’re not fake: when they’re angry, they’re angry. When they’re happy, they’re really happy."

About Me:

Henry Rull covers the Special Olympics World Winter Games as a member of the AIPS Young Reporters Programme, which is funded by the European Union's Erasmus+ programme.

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