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Svein Arne Hansen

Svein Arne Hansen (born 6 May 1946) is a Norwegian sports official and the current President of the European Athletic Association.

He hails from Bygdøy and works 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 has also been a deputy member of the Norwegian Confederation of Sports' electoral committee.

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


  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.
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