Sven Arne Hansen, photo by PhotoRun.net
Hansen to continue with delivering the change
PRAGUE (CZE): The 2019 European Athletics Congress on April 13 will be highlighted by the election of the European Athletics President, Vice Presidents and Council Members. “Elections are often referred to as historic, but I believe that this description is genuinely appropriate on this occasion because we will take important steps towards improving the gender balance of our senior positions,” said European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen, who will be standing unopposed for a second four-year term. BritainÂ´s Cherry Alexander looks set to become the first woman in the history of the organisation to become European Athletics Vice President. The venue for the Congress is the Hilton Prague in the centre of the Czech capital. Candidates will make their presentations on Friday 12 April, the elections will take place during the main part of the Congress on Saturday 13 April and the first meeting of the newly-elected Council will be on Sunday 14 April. In additional to the elections, the Congress will also hear the financial reports for 2017 and 2018 and approve the financial plan for 2020-23 as well as consider amendments to the constitution and proposals from both the Council and European Athletics Member Federations. From European Athletics.