NEWS

EOC MOURNS LOSS OF EAA PRESIDENT Svein Arne Hansen

22 June 2020

The European Olympic Committees (EOC) is deeply saddened by the loss of Svein Arne Hansen, the President of the European Athletics Association (EAA).

The world of athletics and the Olympic movement has lost an inspirational leader in sports administration, but also a great friend of the athletes.

Hansen was a strong supporter of European sport and widely contributed to the cooperation between EOC and EAA, which is also an important partner of the EOC EU Office.

The architect of the new modern concept of athletics – the Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) – he was strongly committed to make it a success at the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019.

On behalf of the entire Olympic movement of Europe, the EOC express its sincerest sympathy to EAA and Hansen’s family.

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