Johann Olav Koss 2007Johann Olav Koss, born October 29 1968 in Drammen, won three gold medals at 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer with world records in the 1,500m, 5,000m and 10,000m. This achievement brought speed skating to the interest of people all over the world. Sports Illustrated magazine named him “Sportsman of the Year”. His world records lasted until the introduction of the “clap skate”, which boosted speed skating results to new records.

6 thoughts on “Introduction”

  1. Mr. Koss is a hero, he has given so much to children, Ithink that because of all his effords in sports he should be awarded the Nobel Price.
    M. Koss you are my hero

  2. Dear Johann Olav Koss
    I am your fan. Would you like to send me an autographed photo of you,

    If it would be possible this is my address:

    Zbigniew Kulasek
    ul :Bogedaina 39/1
    43-200 Pszczyna

  3. Dear Johann,

    I just wanna tell you that I am very proud of your decision to quite on your peak!!!

    greetings from Holland! Femke

  4. Dear Johann Olav Koss,

    The Great Wall Inscription Monuments for Peace with the background of Shanhaiguan Pass which is honoured as the First Pass under the Heaven is hosted by China Great Wall Society and Shanhaiguan Municipal Government. It will be a great cultural project themed peace which expresses the good wishes for peace of human beings and will become a symbolic and everlasting landscape of peace at the foot of the Great Wall.

    Peace is hope of all the people all over the world. We desire peace, pursue peace and long for peace. The Great Wall was built to reduce wars and to gain peace. It is the common cultural heritage of the world and symbol of peace.

    Now I send the olive branch to you, to request you to inscribe on The Great Wall Inscription Monuments for Peace earnestly and sincerely. Your inscription will become a scene at the foot of the Great Wall as a witness of that human beings call for peace and seek peace. Moreover, your inscription will also enable all ethnic groups all over the world coming to the Great Wall to feel the sublime and greatness of peace.

    Best regards.

    Respectfully yours´╝î

    Dong Yaohui
    Standing Vice-Chairman
    China Great Wall Society

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