Svein Arne Hansen

Svein Arne Hansen (6 May 1946 – 20 June 2020) was a Norwegian sports official. At the time of his death, he was President of the European Athletic Association.

Svein Arne Hansen

He was from Bygdøy and worked as a stamp trader outside of sports. He was formerly the meet director of Bislett Games, and advanced from vice president to president of the Norwegian Athletics Association in 2003.[1][2]

He was also a deputy member of the Norwegian Confederation of Sports' electoral committee.

Hansen was a vocal proponent of lifetime bans for doping offenses.[3][2]

After suffering a stroke in March 2020, Hansen died in June 2020.[4]


  1. ^ "Friidretten valgte Svein Arne Hansen" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 23 March 2003.
  2. ^ a b Haga, Sverre Gunnar (29 July 2005). "Superfikseren". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). p. 20.
  3. ^ Andersen, Roy Freddy (10 August 1999). "Dopingtatte kan bli boikottet på livstid". VG (in Norwegian). p. 26.
  4. ^ Shefferd, Neil (20 June 2020). "European Athletics President Hansen dies aged 74". Dunsar Media. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Marius Rooth
President of the Norwegian Athletics Association
Succeeded by
Tore Hordnes
Preceded by
Hansjörg Wirz
President of European Athletics
Succeeded by