Skating champ Koss subject of ESPN documentary


Former Norwegian speed-skater Johann Olav Koss. Photo:

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – One of the documentaries in ESPN Films’ “30 for 30” series will profile Norwegian speed-skating great Johann Olav Koss and his Right to Play organization, which aims to bring sports to children in poverty-stricken and war-torn areas.

Frank Marshall, the prolific producer behind such hits as “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and the Indiana Jones and Jason Bourne franchises, is making a rare foray into directing with “Right to Play.”

Koss won three gold medals at the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway, but after retiring decided that instead of taking it easy he would found the nonprofit organization and travel around the world spreading its gospel. 

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