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Triple Gold Medal-winning speed skater Johann Olav Koss is leading efforts to arrange a global cease-fire during the 1996 Summer Olympics. Koss hopes that such an "Olympic Truce" will allow UNICEF relief workers to provide medical care to children in war-torn regions, especially Bosnia and Herzegovina. "I believe sport can give hope to children in those areas," the Norwegian Olympic champion told TIME Daily. He hopes a ceasefire during the Atlanta games will be more successful than a similar effort during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Koss' homeland, which produced only a brief truce in the Bosnian civil war.