For his achievements in Olympic speed skating and for founding Right to Play, a non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged children in developing countries.
Johann Koss has left his mark both as an Olympian and a social entrepreneur. As an Olympic speed skater representing Norway, he won 4 gold medals and set 10 world records, achieving iconic status in his sport. Leading by example, he also rallied his fellow athletes to use their public profile to raise money for charitable causes. After his Olympic career, he moved to Canada and founded Right To Play International, a not-for-profit organization that uses sport and play to build quality education programs, improve health, develop life skills and foster peace among children and in communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world.