It is with great sadness that the European Non-Govermental Organisation (ENGSO) announces the passing of its former and Honorary President Bengt Sevelius.
ENGSO Honorary President Bengt Sevelius was 90 years old. He was the sports leader who had the ability to act and operate at all levels. He led the national handball team with the same spirit as the sport club on local level.
Bengt was very active in international sports during the 90s and 00s. He was the secretary general in the Swedish Sports Confederation, RF, and in 1995 he was elected as the President of ENGSO. He had this position until he decided to step down in 2007 and was then replaced by Birgitta Kervinen, Finland. Bengt Sevelius was sincerely dedicated to European sport. He was a role model for many European sport leaders and he is greatly missed by many persons from sport in Europe.
ENGSO mourns the loss of a great friend and a passionate advocate for grassroots sport. ENGSO representatives will be present at the funeral to commemorate his life, his role in sport and the great support he gave to ENGSO.