Koss the Boss to lift Norway
If Norway’s speedskating team did not already have their rivals on their guard then the sight of quadruple Olympic gold medalist Johann Olav Koss at the sidelines will give them an extra frisson of anxiety.
‘Koss the Boss’ stormed to three golds at his home Games in Lillehammer in 1994 and answered the call when American Peter Mueller was stripped of his coaching role with Norway last year for an inappropriate comment to a female team member.
“I said ‘If I can be of any help I’d like to give a hand,'” Koss told Reuters by telephone last week, prompting the Norwegian speedskating association to respond immediately.
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