The Sports Parliament unanimously adopted the Ethics Statute on 26 November 2021. Swiss Sport Integrity, the independent reporting and investigative body for ethical incidents in Swiss sport, officially began operations on 3 January 2022. The Swiss sports federations have given a clear signal that they place the well-being and protection of athletes and all persons involved in sport at the centre! The Swiss Sport Integrity Reporting and Investigation Centre handles reports independently, confidentially and, if desired, anonymously.
Swiss Sport Integrity can be contacted at www.sportintegrity.ch and by telephone on 031 550 21 31. The scope of the Ethics Statute includes all members of Swiss Olympic - the national sports federations and partner organisations - as well as their direct and indirect members and other natural persons in Swiss sport organised under private law.
The Olympic values - high performance, friendship and respect - form the basis for fair and sustainable sport worldwide.
The Ethics Charter of Swiss Olympic and the Federal Office of Sport (FOSPO) builds on these values. It is an obligatory part of the statutes of every member association of Swiss Olympic.
As a member association of Swiss Olympic, it is important for the Swiss Dance Sport Federation (STSV) to support the values of the Ethics Charter and also to transport them to the member clubs.
The Ethical Charter for Swiss Sport consists of nine principles that are a commitment for all - for healthy, respectful and fair sport.
1. equal treatment for all.
Nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, social origin, religious and political orientation do not lead to discrimination.
2. sport and social environment in harmony.
The demands of training and competition are compatible with education, work and family.
3. strengthening self-responsibility and co-responsibility.
Athletes are involved in decisions that affect them.
4. respectful promotion instead of excessive demands.
The measures taken to achieve the sporting objectives do not violate the physical or psychological integrity of the athletes.
5. education for fairness and environmental responsibility.
The behaviour towards each other and towards nature is characterised by respect.
6. against violence, exploitation and sexual assault.
Physical and psychological violence as well as any form of exploitation will not be tolerated. Raise awareness, be vigilant and intervene consistently.
7. rejection of doping and drugs.
Provide sustained education and intervene immediately in the event of consumption, administration or distribution.
8. abstain from tobacco and alcohol during sport.
Identify risks and effects of consumption at an early stage.
9. against any form of corruption.
Promote and demand transparency in decisions and processes. Regulate and consistently disclose the handling of conflicts of interest, gifts, finances and betting.
Code of Conduct of the STSV
The values and principles defined in this Code of Conduct determine the behaviour and dealings within the STSV and towards outsiders.
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