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Encyclopedia > Johann Olav Koss
Olympic medal record
Competitor for Flag of Norway Norway
Men’s Speed Skating
Gold 1992 Albertville 1,500 m
Silver 1992 Albertville 10,000 m
Gold 1994 Lillehammer 1,500 m
Gold 1994 Lillehammer 5,000 m
Gold 1994 Lillehammer 10,000 m

Johann Olav Koss (born 29 October 1968 in Drammen, Norway) is a former speed skater, considered to be one of the best in history. Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Speed skating has been featured as a sport in the Winter Olympics since 1924. ... The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1992 in Albertville, France. ... The 1992 Winter Olympic Games Speed skating results The venue was the Anneau de vitesse located next to the Théâtre des Cérémonies, a couple of kilometers west of downtown Albertville. ... The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1992 in Albertville, France. ... The 1992 Winter Olympic Games Speed skating results The venue was the Anneau de vitesse located next to the Théâtre des Cérémonies, a couple of kilometers west of downtown Albertville. ... The 1994 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ... The 1994 Winter Olympic Games Speed Skating results // Mens events 500m 1,000m 1,500m 5,000m 10,000m Womens events 500m 1,000m 1,500m 3,000m 5,000m Categories: | | ... The 1994 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ... The 1994 Winter Olympic Games Speed Skating results // Mens events 500m 1,000m 1,500m 5,000m 10,000m Womens events 500m 1,000m 1,500m 3,000m 5,000m Categories: | | ... The 1994 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ... The 1994 Winter Olympic Games Speed Skating results // Mens events 500m 1,000m 1,500m 5,000m 10,000m Womens events 500m 1,000m 1,500m 3,000m 5,000m Categories: | | ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... County Buskerud District Municipality NO-0602 Administrative centre Drammen Mayor (2003) Tore Opdal Hansen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 366 137 km² 135 km² 0. ... Speed skating, or long track speedskating, long track speed skating, is an Olympic sport where competitors are timed while crossing a set distance. ...

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Biography

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. In 1988, he debuted with the seniors at the World Championships in Alma-Ata, but failed to qualify for the final distance. The following year, he finished eighth in the same tournament (after a fifteenth place in the European Allround Championships), placing second on the 1,500 m. His breakthrough came in 1990, winning the World Allround Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. The following four years, he would win two more world titles (1991 and 1994), while finishing second in 1993 and third in 1992. He won the European Allround Championships in 1991 and finished second in the next three editions. Koss had a total of twenty-three World Cup wins, while winning four overall World Cup titles (the 1,500 m in 1990 and 1991, and the combined 5,000/10,000 m in 1991 and 1994). Map showing Almatys location in Kazakhstan Almaty Orthodox church Mosque Almaty (Алматы; formerly known as Alma-Ata, also Vernyj, Vyernyi (Верный) in Imperial Russia) is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of 1,185,900 (2004) (8% of the population of Kazakhstan) citizens. ... The European Speed Skating Championships are a series of speed skating events held annually to determine the best all-round speed skater of Europe. ... The International Skating Union has organized the world championships since 1893. ... Innsbruck is a city in western Austria, and the capital of the federal state of Tyrol. ... The Speed Skating World Cup is a series of international speed skating competitions, organised yearly by the International Skating Union since the winter of 1985/1986. ...


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. He would recover to win gold on the 1,500 m (by only 0.04 seconds over fellow countryman Ådne Søndrål) and silver on the 10,000 m (behind Dutch skater Bart Veldkamp). The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1992 in Albertville, France. ... The pancreas is a gland organ in the digestive and endocrine systems of vertebrates[2]. It is both exocrine (secreting pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes) and endocrine (producing several important hormones, including insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin). ... Ã…dne SøndrÃ¥l (born May 10, 1971, in Notodden) is a Norwegian speed skater. ... Bart Veldkamp (born November 22, 1967) is a Belgian speed skater, but originally a Dutchman from The Hague (The Netherlands). ...


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. For his performance, he was named Sports Illustrated magazine's Sportsman of the Year in 1994, together with Bonnie Blair. In addition, he received the Oscar Mathisen Award three times: in 1990, 1991, and 1994. The 1994 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ... A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline, usually a sports event. ... Clap skates (also called clapskates, slap skates, slapskates, from Dutch klapschaats) are a type of ice skate used in speed skating. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement. ... Bonnie Kathleen Blair (born March 18, 1964 in Cornwall, New York) is a retired American speedskater. ... Since 1959, the Oscar Mathisen Award (also known as the Oscar Mathisen Memorial Award, the Oscar Mathisen Memorial Trophy, and sometimes the Skating Oscar) is awarded annually for outstanding speed skating performance of the season. ...


After his speed skating career, Koss trained as a physician. He became a UNICEF ambassador and a member of the International Olympic Committee (until 2002). He married Canadian businessperson and politician Belinda Stronach on 31 December 1999, but they divorced in 2003. Koss is now the CEO of the International Humanitarian Organisation, Right To Play. Right To Play uses sport and play as a tool for the development of children and youth in the most disadvantaged areas of the world. For other uses, see Doctor. ... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... Belinda Caroline Stronach, PC, MP (born May 2, 1966 in Newmarket, Ontario) is a Canadian businessperson, philanthropist, politician, and a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) in the Canadian House of Commons. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Right To Play is an athlete-based international humanitarian organization that emphasizes sports to aid the development of children and youth in underprivileged areas of the world. ...


Medals

An overview of medals won by Koss at important championships he participated in, listing the years in which he won each:

Championships Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
Winter Olympics 1992 (1,500 m)
1994 (1,500 m)
1994 (5,000 m)
1994 (10,000 m)
1992 (10,000 m)
World Allround 1990
1991
1994
1993 1992
World Cup 1990 (1,500 m)
1991 (1,500 m)
1991 (5,000 m / 10,000 m)
1994 (5,000 m / 10,000 m)
1992 (1,500 m)
1992 (5,000 m / 10,000 m)
1993 (5,000 m / 10,000 m)
1990 (5,000 m / 10,000 m)
European Allround 1991 1992
1993
1994
Norwegian Allround 1991
1992
1993
1994
1989
1990
Norwegian Single Distance 1989 (1,500 m)
1989 (5,000 m)
1990 (1,500 m)
1990 (5,000 m)
1990 (10,000 m)
1991 (1,500 m)
1991 (5,000 m)
1991 (10,000 m)
1993 (1,000 m)
1993 (5,000 m)
1994 (1,500 m)
1989 (1,000 m)
1990 (1,000 m)
1992 (1,000 m)
1992 (5,000 m)
1988 (10,000 m)
1991 (1,000 m)
1992 (1,500 m)
1994 (5,000 m)

Speed skating has been featured as a sport in the Winter Olympics since 1924. ... The International Skating Union has organized the world championships since 1893. ... The Speed Skating World Cup is a series of international speed skating competitions, organised yearly by the International Skating Union since the winter of 1985/1986. ... The European Speed Skating Championships are a series of speed skating events held annually to determine the best all-round speed skater of Europe. ...

World records

Over the course of his career, Koss skated ten world records: This list of speed skating records is an overview of the current speed skating records in the various events in the speed skating sport. ...

Event Result Date Venue
3,000 m 3:57.52 13 March 1990 Heerenveen
5,000 m 6:41.73 9 February 1991 Heerenveen
10,000 m 13:43.54 10 February 1991 Heerenveen
Big combination 157.396 26 February 1991 Heerenveen
5,000 m 6:38.77 22 January 1993 Heerenveen
5,000 m 6:36.57 13 March 1993 Heerenveen
5,000 m 6:35.53 4 December 1993 Hamar
5,000 m 6:34.96 13 February 1994 Hamar
1,500 m 1:51.29 16 February 1994 Hamar
10,000 m 13:30.55 20 February 1994 Hamar

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Personal records

To put these personal records in perspective, the WR column lists the official world records on the dates that Koss skated his personal records.

Event Result Date Venue WR
500 m 37.98 7 January 1994 Hamar 35.92
1,000 m 1:14.9 10 January 1993 Hamar 1:12.58
1,500 m 1:51.29 16 February 1994 Hamar 1:51.60
3,000 m 3:57.52 13 March 1990 Heerenveen 3:59.27
5,000 m 6:34.96 13 February 1994 Hamar 6:35.53
10,000 m 13:30.55 20 February 1994 Hamar 13:43.54
Big combination 157.257 9 January 1994 Hamar 156.882

Koss was number one on the Adelskalender, the all-time allround speed skating ranking, for a total of 1,998 days, divided over three periods between 1992 and 1997. He has an Adelskalender score of 155.099 points. is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Photo by Helge Øyvind Hoel. ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Photo by Helge Øyvind Hoel. ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Photo by Helge Øyvind Hoel. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Thialf is an arena in Heerenveen, Netherlands. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Photo by Helge Øyvind Hoel. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Photo by Helge Øyvind Hoel. ... Samalog, sometimes called sammenlagt, is a scoring system in speed skating. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Photo by Helge Øyvind Hoel. ... Adelskalender is a ranking table for speed skating. ...



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References

  • Eng, Trond. All Time International Championships, Complete Results: 1889 - 2002. Askim, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 2002.
  • Eng, Trond; Gjerde, Arild and Teigen, Magne. Norsk Skøytestatistikk Gjennom Tidene, Menn/Kvinner, 1999 (6. utgave). Askim/Skedsmokorset/Veggli, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 1999.
  • Eng, Trond; Gjerde, Arild; Teigen, Magne and Teigen, Thorleiv. Norsk Skøytestatistikk Gjennom Tidene, Menn/Kvinner, 2004 (7. utgave). Askim/Skedsmokorset/Veggli/Hokksund, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 2004.
  • Eng, Trond and Teigen, Magne. Komplette Resultater fra offisielle Norske Mesterskap på skøyter, 1894 - 2005. Askim/Veggli, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 2005.
  • Teigen, Magne. Komplette Resultater Norske Mesterskap På Skøyter, 1887 - 1989: Menn/Kvinner, Senior/Junior. Veggli, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 1989.
  • Teigen, Magne. Komplette Resultater Internasjonale Mesterskap 1889 - 1989: Menn/Kvinner, Senior/Junior, allround/sprint. Veggli, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 1989.

External Links

  • Johann Olav Koss at SkateResults.com
  • Personal records from Jakub Majerski's Speedskating Database
  • Evert Stenlund's Adelskalender pages

See also

Awards
Preceded by
Leo Visser
Oscar Mathisen Award
19901991
Succeeded by
Bonnie Blair
Preceded by
Falko Zandstra
Oscar Mathisen Award
1994
Succeeded by
Gunda Niemann
Preceded by
Miguel Indurain
United Press International
Athlete of the Year

1994
Succeeded by
Jonathan Edwards
Preceded by
Atle Skårdal
Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year
1991
Succeeded by
Vegard Ulvang
Preceded by
Norway national football team
Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year
1994
Succeeded by
Bjørn Dæhlie


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Leaders of the Adelskalender

Rudolf Ericsson - Peder Østlund - Jaap Eden - Oscar Mathisen - Ivar Ballangrud - Michael Staksrud - Åke Seyffarth - Nikolay Mamonov - Hjalmar Andersen - Boris Shilkov - Dmitriy Sakunenko - Juhani Järvinen - Knut Johannesen - Jonny Nilsson - Per Ivar Moe - Eduard Matusevich - Ard Schenk - Kees Verkerk - Magne Thomassen - Hans van Helden - Vladimir Lobanov - Jan Egil Storholt - Sergey Marchuk - Vladimir Belov - Eric Heiden - Viktor Shasherin - Andrej Bobrov - Nikolay Gulyayev - Michael Hadschieff - Eric Flaim - Johann Olav Koss - Falko Zandstra - Rintje Ritsma - Gianni Romme - Jochem Uytdehaage - Chad Hedrick Adelskalender is a ranking table for speed skating. ... Peder Østlund (May 7, 1872 – January 22, 1939) was a Norwegian speed skater. ... Jaap Eden first became famous as a speed skater, winning the World Championships in 1893, 1895 and 1896. ... Oscar Wilhelm Mathisen (1888-1954) was a Norwegian speed skater and celebrity, almost rivalling Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen as symbols for a young nation (Norway became independant in 1905). ... Ivar Ballangrud (March 7, 1904- June 1, 1969) was a Norwegian speed skater. ... Michael Staksrud (2 June 1908 – 10 November 1940) was a Norwegian World Champion in speed skating. ... Ã…ke Seyffarth (Jan 15, 1919, Stockholm - Jan 1, 1998, Mora) was a Swedish speed skater who specialised in long distance events. ... Hjalmar Johan Hjallis Andersen (born March 12, 1923) is a former speed skater from Norway who won three gold medals at the 1952 Winter Olympic Games in Oslo, Norway. ... Boris Arsenevich Shilkov (Russian: ) (born 28 June 1927 in Arkhangelsk, Russia) is a former speed skater. ... Knut «Kuppern» Johannesen (born November, 6th 1933) is a former Norwegian speed skater. ... Erling Martin Jonny Nilsson (born 9 February 1943) is a former speed skater from Sweden. ... Per Ivar Moe (born 11 November 1944 in Lillehammer, Norway) is a former speed skater. ... Adrianus Ard Schenk (born September 16, 1944) is a former Dutch speedskater. ... Cornelis Arie (Kees) Verkerk (born 28 October 1942 in Puttershoek) is a former Dutch speedskater. ... Magne Thomassen (born May 1, 1941) is a former Norwegian speed skater. ... Hans van Helden (born 27 April 1948 in Almkerk, the Netherlands) is a former speed skater, originally competing for the Netherlands, later for France. ... Jan Egil Storholt (born February 13, 1949) is a former speed skating champion from Norway. ... Sergey Vasilyevich Marchuk (Russian: ) (born 13 April 1952) is a former speed skater from the Soviet Union. ... This article is about the Russian handball player. ... Eric Arthur Heiden (born June 15, 1958) is an American speed skater who won all the distances and thus an unprecedented five gold medals at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, United States. ... Nikolay Alekseyevich Gulyayev (born Moscow - 1 January 1966) was a Sowjet speedskater, considered to be the worlds very best in 1987. ... Michael Florian Hadschieff (born 5 October 1963 in Innsbruck, Austria) is a former speed skater. ... Eric Joseph Flaim (born 9 March 1967 in Pembroke, Massachusetts) is a former American speed skater. ... Falko Zandstra (born December 27, 1971 in Heerenveen) is a former Dutch speed skater. ... Robert Rintje Ritsma (13 april 1970, Lemmer The Netherlands)is a Dutch speed skater. ... Gianni Romme (born February 12, 1973 in Lage Zwaluwe) is a Dutch speed skater. ... Categories: Sports stubs | Dutch speed skaters ... Chad Hedrick in Groß-Gerau, Germany, in 2005. ...

Olympic champions in men's 1500 m speed skating
1924: Clas Thunberg | 1928: Clas Thunberg | 1932: Jack Shea | 1936: Charles Mathiesen | 1948: Sverre Farstad | 1952: Hjalmar Andersen | 1956: Yevgeny Grishin / Yuri Mikhaylov | 1960: Roald Aas / Yevgeny Grishin  | 1964: Ants Antson | 1968: Kees Verkerk | 1972: Ard Schenk | 1976: Jan Egil Storholt | 1980: Eric Heiden | 1984: Gaétan Boucher | 1988: André Hoffmann | 1992: Johann Olav Koss | 1994: Johann Olav Koss | 1998: Ådne Søndrål | 2002: Derek Parra | 2006: Enrico Fabris 
Olympic champions in men's 5000 m speed skating
1924: Clas Thunberg | 1928: Ivar Ballangrud | 1932: Irving Jaffee | 1936: Ivar Ballangrud | 1948: Reidar Liaklev | 1952: Hjalmar Andersen | 1956: Boris Shilkov | 1960: Viktor Kosichkin  | 1964: Knut Johannesen | 1968: Fred Anton Maier | 1972: Ard Schenk | 1976: Sten Stensen | 1980: Eric Heiden | 1984: Tomas Gustafson | 1988: Tomas Gustafson | 1992: Geir Karlstad | 1994: Johann Olav Koss | 1998: Gianni Romme | 2002: Jochem Uytdehaage | 2006: Chad Hedrick 
Olympic champions in men's 10000 m speed skating
1924: Julius Skutnabb | 1932: Irving Jaffee | 1936: Ivar Ballangrud | 1948: Åke Seyffarth | 1952: Hjalmar Andersen | 1956: Sigvard Ericsson | 1960: Knut Johannesen  | 1964: Jonny Nilsson | 1968: Johnny Höglin | 1972: Ard Schenk | 1976: Piet Kleine | 1980: Eric Heiden | 1984: Igor Malkov | 1988: Tomas Gustafson | 1992: Bart Veldkamp | 1994: Johann Olav Koss | 1998: Gianni Romme | 2002: Jochem Uytdehaage | 2006: Bob de Jong 

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Johann Olav Koss (born 29 October 1968 in Drammen, Norway) is a former speed skater, considered to be one of the best in history.
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Johann Olav Koss (born October 29, 1968) is a Norwegian speed skater, considered to be one of the best in history.
Born in Drammen, Koss became a national junior champion in 1987, but he could not compete with the top skaters in the 1986 and 1987 World Junior Championships.
Koss made his Olympic debut in 1992, finished 7th in the 5000 m, five days after undergoing surgery because of an inflamed pancreas.
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