Ethics Statute of Swiss Sport

The Charter of Ethics , run by Swiss Olympic and the Federal Office of Sport (FOSPO), will now be substantiated and implemented in Switzerland with the aid of the Ethics Statute of Swiss Sport. It starts by defining the various bodies and their responsibilities in our country. The Sports Parliament, consisting of delegates from the sports federations, has adopted the Ethics Statute. The current version entered into effect on 1 January 2022.


The Ethics Statute is binding for all federations linked with Swiss Olympic and their direct and indirect member organizations. The ethics provisions apply to all individuals holding a post, license or membership with an association or federation linked with Swiss Olympic. The same also applies to participants in competitions organized by these organizations. This is applicable regardless of sporting performance level, age and nationality.

Violations of the Ethics Statute

Article 2 of the Ethics Statute of Swiss Sport lists 4 offences and actions which are classed as violations of the ethics provisions.



Abuses relate to a culture and to the presence or absence of structures and processes within a sports organization which either prevent the implementation of this Statute, encourage violations of the Statute or make violations more difficult or impossible to detect.

Sanctions can be imposed following abuses of both individuals and of sports organizations.