Johann Olav Koss
Johann Olav Koss is initiator and co-founder of MOT, together with Atle Vårvik.
Johann has a desire for a peaceful world where children can be children, play and feel well.
He is the founder of Right to Play. Johann is an international and visionary leader and strategist with a background of several kinds of organization work. He has been a member of IOC, and was the athlete’s spokesman in IOC and a board member of WADA. Johann is a doctor, has degree within Executive MBA at Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Johann is one of the best speed skaters of all time. He is four-time Olympic champion and three times world champion. Johann received the Oscar-statuette in 1990, 1991 and 1994, the sport journalist’s statuette in 1991 and 1994, Fearnley‘s Olympic award in 1994 and Jesse Owen’s International trophy in 1995. In 1994 he was named the sportsman of the year by Sports Illustrated.
TIME Magazine has named Johann as “One of 100 Future leaders of Tomorrow” and by World Economic Forum he was named “One of 1000 Global Leaders.”
Johann has been imperative for the continuity and stability of MOT. One of his strengths has been inspiration and strategic thinking and ideas. He has also contributed with is experience within finance, PR and reputation.