Right to Play The Power of Sport and Play for Development Health and Peace
Summer of Peace 2012 > International Peacebuilding & Global Citizenship > Sports
Broadcast on August 16, 2012
With Johann Koss
Norwegian speed-skating legend Johann Olav Koss made world headlines when he won three Gold Medals at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Games, breaking a total of 10 world records over the course of his career. Koss donated a large portion of his winnings to Olympic Aid, a fundraising organization created at Lillehammer, and challenged fellow athletes to do the same. After witnessing the potential of sport to effect change in the lives of children, Koss founded Right To Play in 2000 and has pioneered the Sport for Development movement worldwide. Koss has won numerous accolades, including honorary doctorates from the University of Calgary and Brock University, and was named “One of 100 Future Leaders of Tomorrow” by TIME Magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Johann completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Queensland, and completed his executive MBA at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.