|European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen dies
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you about loss of European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen at the age of 74 on Saturday, June 20th.
Svein Arne was European Athletics’ fifth president since the organisation’s inauguration in 1970, after being first elected in 2015 and then re-elected last year.
He died in Oslo today after failing to recover from a serious cerebrovascular accident, commonly known as a stroke, that he suffered while at home during the evening of Sunday 15 March.
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It is with a heavy heart I learned yesterday of Svein´s passing. The relationship between IAU and European Athletics really flourished under his leadership. Svein was an outstanding leader for the sports of athletics. On behalf the IAU I extend our deepest condolences to Svein´s family, the European Athletics family and the global athletics community. Rest In Peace Svein. – Nadeem Khan, IAU President
IAU Director of Communication