Svein Arne Hansen is the President of the European Athletics Association. He is leading the sport of athletics in the 51 countries of the EAA. And he is trying to innovate. The social media of the European Athletics Associaiton attracts many young European track fans. The production of the European Indoors gave this viewer one of the finest indoor championships ever. And now, Hansen leads by example. He is suggesting a protocal for key players in both the IAAF, EAA and IOC, who might find themselves accused of wrong doing. He suggests that the accused step aside due to the problems such situations cause the organizations.
This comes at a time when IAAF President Seb Coe is dealing with the Le Monde accusations of Freddie Fredericks about alleged questionable activities around the Rio 2016 Olympic bid. Suggestions are that there are more people to be named, and such stench affects the entire sport. Does it not make sense, in a time of calmness, to develop a protocal for such situations. We hope that Lord Coe sees the suggestion that President Arne Hansen has provided as a smart way to react for the IAAF.
Continue to lead by example, European Athletic Association!