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Our Mission

Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance for life.

 Our Team

Johan Olav Koss

Johann Olav Koss, one of the best speed skaters in history and now the Chief Executive Officer of the children's humanitarian organization Right To Play, is a four-time Olympic gold medalist for his home country of Norway. He is as synonymous with sport as a tool of social change and development as he is with his four gold medals and one silver medal at the Winter Olympics of 1992 and 1994. Koss won one gold and one silver medal in his first Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France, in 1992 before thrilling and inspiring his own country of Norway with a trinity of three gold medals – the 1,500-m, 5,000-m and 10,000-m -- in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. He was speed skating world champion in 1990, 1991 and 1994 over the course of a career in which he set 10 world records. Koss went on to train as a physician at the University of Queensland in Australia. He became a UNICEF ambassador and founded Right To Play, the global organization which uses sport and play to spur personal and social development of children and young people around the world, with a focus on disadvantaged developing nations in Africa. Koss moved to Toronto to complete his Masters of Business Administration at the University of Toronto, where he resides while leading the six national fundraising offices and four regional program offices of Right To Play.

 

Professional Highlights: 

Olympic champion