“Swiss Sport Integrity” – national contact and reporting point

In January 2021, Swiss Olympic launched the “Swiss Sport Integrity” contact and initial counselling centre, where violations of the Ethics Charter can be reported. A neutral body triages and investigates these reports and initiates the necessary measures.
This national reporting office has been launched on a provisional basis following political pressure after the incidents in the Swiss Gymnastics Federation and will acquire official status on 1 January 2022. The STSV recognises the Ethics Charter of Swiss Sport as the basis and obligation for fair, healthy and respectful sport and recommends that all members actively use this service if necessary.

Links

– Presentation of “Swiss Sport Integrity” at the Swiss Olympic Forum on 6 May 2021 (video).
https://player.vimeo.com/video/546157576

– Online reporting form for suspected violations of the Ethics Charter
https://www.swissolympic.ch/ueber-swiss-olympic/kontakte/anlaufstelle

Charter for Ethics

The Olympic values – maximum performance, friendship and respect – form the worldwide basis for a fair and sustainable sport. The Charter for Ethics of Swiss Olympic and the Federal Office of Sport builds on these values. It is a mandatory part of the statutes of each member association of Swiss Olympic.

As a member association of Swiss Olympic, it is important for Swiss Dancesport Association (SDA) to support the values of the Charter for Ethics and also to transport these into the member associations.

The nine principles of the Charter for Ethics in Swiss sport

Working together for healthy, respectable, fair and successful sport.

1st Equal treatment for everyone.
Nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, social background, religious and political affiliation do not lead to discrimination.

2nd Sport and social environment in harmony.
The demands in training and competition are compatible with education, career and family life.

3rd Strengthening personal and shared responsibility.
Athletes are involved in decisions that affect them.

4th Respectful encouragement rather than excessive demands.
Measures to achieve sporting goals do not damage either the physical or psychological integrity of the athletes.

5th Educating on fairness and environmental responsibility.
Behaviour towards others and towards the environment is characterised by respect.

6th Rejecting violence, exploitation and sexual abuse.
Physical and psychological violence as well as any form of exploitation are not tolerated. Raising awareness, maintaining vigilance and rigorous intervention.

7th Rejecting doping and drugs.
Ongoing information and immediate intervention in the event of consumption, administering or distributing substances.

8th Abstaining from tobacco and alcohol consumption during sport.
Demonstrating the risks and consequences of consumption at an early stage.

9th Opposing all forms of corruption.
Encouraging and stipulating transparency in decisions and processes.Dealing with conflicts of interest, gifts, regulating financing and gambling, and consistent disclosure.

Code of Conduct of Swiss Dancesport Association (SDA)
The values and principles defined in this Code of Conduct determine the behavior and interaction within SDA and towards 3rd parties.