European Athletics president Svein Arne Hansen dies at 74
Hansen spent 24 years as meeting director of the Bislett Games in Oslo and 12 as president of Norway’s track and field federation.
He died in Oslo three months after suffering a stroke at his home on March 15.
Dobromir Karamarinov, who took over as European Athletics' interim president when Hansen fell ill, said: "I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Svein Arne today. He was a great leader, a visionary for our sport and a charismatic personality within the athletics family.
"He was much loved by all those who knew him well and above all he was a friend of the athletes. We have lost a great man. All my thoughts and wishes go to his family at this difficult time.”