Please, no kisses and no Fans in the stadium

Makes the Coronavirus is from the Swiss afraid of? Gian Gilli hesitate. The man who is never shy of a word, hesitates. Two seconds only, then he says: "no, i

Please, no kisses and no Fans in the stadium

Makes the Coronavirus is from the Swiss afraid of?
Gian Gilli hesitate. The man who is never shy of a word, hesitates. Two seconds only, then he says: "no, it's not scary, but it will be busy. Corona is an issue." Gilli is the chief organizer of the ice hockey world championship, which takes place in may in Switzerland. Still far away and yet so close. That's why you inform yourself, and be with the public authorities, says Gilli. He is not the Only one.

Who is affected by the Virus in the Swiss sporting world?
Since Wednesday, the geographically can be very accurately classify: Ambri and Lugano, the two Ticino ice hockey club, fight it out on the weekend your home games in front of empty stands, the Canton of Ticino has decided. To be great is the danger that more and more people infected by the Virus. The League has been convened for Monday an extraordinary meeting to discuss with all the Clubs in the further course of action in terms of Playoff. As an immediate measure, it was decided, until further notice in all the Games of the National League and Swiss League Shake Hands after the end of the game only with gloves to perform. Thoughts need to overrun in addition, all events with a mass. Similarly, all the organizers of football games. And the ice hockey world championship.

thoughts need to overrun in addition, all events with a mass. Similarly, all the organizers of football games.

As the Ticino ice hockey club react?
Lugano with Communiqué and understanding for the decision. And a crisis meeting late in the evening. The HC Lugano clarifies whether it is insured and how the audience will be compensated. The Club important revenue to miss the Derby against Ambri is one of the most lucrative Games of the season. On Thursday it was informed to Ambri, the Public and the Fans. In a press release, it means that Fans will be able to return for the game against HC Davos Tickets at the acquired outlets. In addition, the Fans will. him club Shop, a 10 percent discount on purchases at the 28 February granted.

Who decides on a game or cancellation of the Race?
The Ticino mind games don't show, decide: Clubs and Association, but in the Canton. The Affected have to learn the decision at almost the same time with the Public. Also Gian Gilli believes that the hockey world Cup at the end of the Federal office of public health and the government decide: "We will make sure not to go it alone." Similar sounds at the Engadin Skimarathon.

What to say to the people responsible for the cancellation of the Engadiners?
On Thursday, announced the graubünden cantonal government, the size of the width of the sports is cancelled on the occasion of the Switzerland annually, some 14'000 athletes. You have to expect that the occasion could not be carried out. Nevertheless, the hope was that the Skimarathon find that despite the Coronavirus instead, said spokesman Christian Gartmann. It is only the second Time since 1969, the Engadine may not take place. In 1991, he had to be because of the heat breaking cancelled.

spokesman Christian Gartmann about the cancellation of the Engadin ski Marathon. (Video: Keystone-SDA)

What happens now?
The occasion makes the losses, and the participants don't get back all the money. In the case of a cancellation, you can expect a participation fee of 100 Swiss francs, with just under 20 Swiss francs. Money remains after payment of all costs, still left, distribute it to the organizers to the participants. An event of default of insurance has not completed organizer Menduri Kasper.

How much a failure costs insurance?
a Lot of money. Kasper is on a Budget of 3 million Swiss francs from a six-figure sum. "You would not have paid off for us," he says. For larger events, a failure insurance, however, is normal. Fifa has assured, for example, the 2014 world Cup in Brazil, with 900 million dollars against displacement or a partial failure. The Police offered protection against terrorist acts, natural disasters, epidemics, wars, or accidents. Also the hockey world Cup has a default insurance, up to date to check Details, says chief Gian Gilli. It is a question of whether we are adequately insured.

For larger events, a failure insurance is normal. Fifa has assured the world Cup 2014 with $ 900 million against displacement or a partial failure.

How can I protect a team against Corona?
"Hmmh", blurts out Walter O. Frey, chief physician of Swiss-Ski. The Problem is the 14-day incubation period that make it so difficult. "So, an Athlete could spread the Virus for 14 days undetected, and the whole team be infected," he says. He has recently written to every Athlete a personal E-Mail and once on the correct behavior in the Public made aware of: No shaking hands, no hugs, no kisses. And often to wash hands. To do this, he has given to the athletes to the Japan racing gloves and mouth protection.

you Need to protect more of the athletes or the spectators?
for This purpose, two answers. Only a medical: "Everyone is potentially infectious and plugged," says the doctor Frey, "therefore, each and every one." The second response provides a glance to Italy, he says: in the first line, the audience – and the game plan. The series A performs on the weekend games without Fans. Determined by this, Italy's Minister of sport. Therefore, the President of the series had asked A. He wanted to protect above all the adherence to the game plan, because this is necessary so that you come up to EM in June. Italy is one of the hosts, Switzerland, plays in Rome.

The implementation of the Giro is up for discussion. Even the Olympic games are affected. For the Judokas, no Chinese athletes are allowed in competitions.

What sports concerns in the world?
The number of people Affected is growing. The indoor world Cup the athletes in Nanjing was cancelled, the men's race in Yanqing. The Serie A was postponed last weekend four games. The Europa League game with Inter against Ludogorez took place yesterday in front of empty stands. The Chinese football season may not start until further notice. Affected: also Blerim Dzemaili, he has recently changed to China and wants to report according to the Italian media back to Europe. The formula 1 race in Shanghai was postponed in addition – date unknown. The Cycling classic Milan–Sanremo is prior to the cancellation, the implementation of the Giro is up for discussion. Even the Olympic games are affected. For the Judokas, no Chinese athletes are currently at international competitions admitted. Bitter for you, because the qualification for Tokyo 2020 ends on December 31. May.

Created: 27.02.2020, 12:12 PM

Updated Date: 02 March 2020, 11:00

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