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Johann Olav Koss

Speed Skater
Male
Born Oct 29, 1968
Age 45

Johann Olav Koss is a former speed skater from Norway, considered to be one of the best in history, and current assistant coach of Norway's speed skating team.

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  • Right To Play Leader Johann Olav Koss Honored In Dc
    USA Today - Nov 14, 2013
  • Restoring Peace To Syria's Children Through Play
    Huffington Post - Sep 20, 2013
  • Gimme Shelter
    Yahoo News - Dec 29, 2012
  • Insider's Guide To Toronto
    Wall Street Journal - Jun 16, 2012

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CHILDHOOD

1968 Birth Born in 1968.

TEENAGE

1987 19 Years Old Johann Olav Koss was born in Drammen, Buskerud County, Norway. Johann Olav Koss became the Norwegian Junior Champion in 1987, but he could not compete with the world top skaters in the 1986 and 1987 World Junior Championships.

TWENTIES

1988 20 Years Old In 1988, he debuted with the seniors at the World Championships in Alma-Ata, but failed to qualify for the final distance. … Read More
1990 22 Years Old 1 More Event
His breakthrough came in 1990, winning the World Allround Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. … Read More
1991 23 Years Old He won the European Allround Championships in 1991 and finished second in the next three editions. … Read More
1992 24 Years Old Koss made his Olympic debut at the 1992 Winter Olympics, finishing seventh on the 5,000 m, five days after undergoing surgery because of an inflamed pancreas. … Read More
1994 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, the final year of his speed skating career, Koss also gained fame outside the speed skating world by winning three gold medals at the 1994 Winter Olympics in his native Norway, winning all races in new world records, two of which would remain unbeaten until the clap skate era.

THIRTIES

1999 31 Years Old He married Canadian businessperson and politician Belinda Stronach on 31 December 1999, but they divorced in 2003. … Read More

FORTIES

2009 41 Years Old 1 More Event
He married his second wife, Jennifer Lee, in New York on May 23, 2009. … Read More
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