European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen hospitalised with stroke

Europe Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen suffered a serious cerebrovascular accident, commonly known as a stroke

He remains in the intensive care unit at a local hospital, where he is receiving the best possible treatment. Doctors have not yet given a detailed prognosis about his recovery, but it is expected that he will remain in the hospital for at least one week and then undergo a significant period of rehabilitation.

After his admission to the hospital, Svein Arne has also tested for the presence of Covid-19 and these tests were negative.

The European Athletics Executive Board will meet by conference call early next week to discuss the sharing of the President’s duties during his period of incapacity in accordance with the European Athletics Constitution and our Member Federations will be informed in due course.