European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen has revealed that doping samples from competitors who break a European record will now be stored for 10 years.
Hansen praises "bravery" of Stepanova on eve of her participation in European Athletics Championships
Svein-Arne Hansen, President of European Athletics, has praised “the brave statements and actions” of Yulia Stepanova, who will compete here at the European Athletics Championships under a neutral flag.
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe has held meetings with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and the country’s Minister of Education and Sports Lindita Nikolla at the start of a two-day visit to Tirana.
European-only races at elite one-day meetings, to help the development of middle and long distance runners, are now being actively promoted internationally by the new European Athletics President, Svein Arne Hansen, who has used Mo Farah as an example of how to improve by racing at the right level.
Svein Arne Hansen, newly elected President of European Athletics, said he had had a “good, frank conversation” with Patrick Hickey, his counterpart at the European Olympic Committees (EOC), in talks which will help shape the future presence of athletics in the European Games.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has hosted a high profile two-hour demonstration of its Nestlé Kids’ Athletics grassroots development programme, one of the biggest of its kind in the world of sport, here.