European Athletics president Hansen dies at age 74
OSLO Svein Arne Hansen, the president of European Athletics and longtime organizer of the Bislett Games in Norway, has died. The Norwegian Athletics Association confirmed Hansen's death on Saturday, saying there had been several complications with his health after he suffered a stroke on March 15. He was elected president of the sport's European governing body in 2015 and got re-elected last year. At European Athletics, he was an ally of World Athletics president Sebastian Coe and a critic of the doping scandals which have tarnished the sport. He helped to introduce the I Run Clean anti-doping education program to European Athletics, and made personal contact with athletics officials to ensure that leaders, coaches and practitioners followed the upgraded guidelines.