Based on the instructions of the Federal Council, Swiss Olympic has defined the following decision criteria for the approval of exceptions:
- Is the dancing couple at least born in 2001 – or younger?
- Is the couple in possession of a Swiss Olympic card national squad/elite squad or junior squad?
- Is the couple regularly selected by the federation to participate in international competitions in their category (competitive sport pathway)?
If none of these three questions can be answered with a clear yes, no exceptions can be granted.
Swiss Olympic also writes to the federations: “We would like to ask you to take not only a short-term perspective, but also a medium- and long-term one. In this pandemic, sport is receiving a great deal of support from the authorities and those responsible, both financially and in terms of ideas. We want to preserve this goodwill and not put it at risk. Sport also bears a great responsibility in dealing with the pandemic!”
The STSV board is willing to share this attitude in solidarity. Everyone is called upon to behave in an exemplary manner.
HERE you can read what Swiss Olympic has communicated.