Switzerland launches rescue pack for soccer and ice hockey

BERN: Switzerland has announced a rescue package of 350 million Swiss francs ($ 362 million) for his professional football and ice Hockey but you insist that the money should not be used to pay wages to high-income players.

the Swiss soccer league Has not yet decided if he will attempt to complete the season after he was interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic at the start of March, though the ice Hockey season has already been abandoned.

" the cornerstones of the Swiss sports system are threatened by the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic , such as the collapse of ticket sales and season tickets, the cancellation of small and large-scale sporting events and sponsors' cancellations," a federal government statement said.

The experience of previous economic and financial crises shows that sport suffers from a more severe and permanent crisis than the economy.

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the government said the money would be paid in the form of loans and that "federal loans must not be used to finance players' above-average salaries".

Another 150 million francs were made available for other sports and mass participation sports, he said.