34 couples had travelled to the Latvian capital Riga to contest the world title in DanceSport's decathlon. The 2014 World Ten Dance determined the successors to Bjoern Bitsch and Ashli Williamson, DEN, the couple that dominated the discipline over the past three years.
Last year in Vienna, AUT, Bjoern and Ashli prevailed only very narrowly over the runners-up Miha Vodičar – Nadiya Bychkova, SLO, after Rule 11 was invoked. Earlier this year - at the European Ten Dance in Cambrils, ESP - the Slovenians were edged out by Jaak Vainomaa – Taina Savikurki, FIN, in a tight fight for first.
This World Ten Dance was the first one adjudicated with the Judging System 2.1. Rule 11 was no longer be needed to determine the champions.
In the end, DanceSport didn't make it onto the programme of the European Olympic Games 2015 Baku, AZE. But at one year out, it is there anyway!
In December 2012 DanceSport was mentioned as one of two non-Olympic sports to feature in the inaugural edition of the European Olympic Games held in Baku, AZE, in 2015.
inside the games, a reliable source of information regarding the Olympic Movement, was first to headline: "Dancesport is set to be included on the programme when the European Games makes its debut at Baku in 2015." In the end it didn't happen, even though WDSF tried until this year to have the Baku organisers consider the addition of the sport to the games' programme. Here!
But today, 19 November, Heidi Goetz is in Baku and represents DanceSport in an event that is associated with the games - albeit remotely - and that coincides with the Annual Meeting of the European Olympic Committees: the Baku Sports Film Festival.
As the producer of "Do your dance," the film on the first World DanceSport Games in Kaohsiung, TPE, Heidi was invited to Baku for the festival. "Do your dance" is one of 48 productions from 23 countries nominated for the awards Grand Prix, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
"Do your dance" will be screened on 20 November 12:00 local time at the Nizami Cinema Center. The awards presentation is scheduled for 21 November. Heidi will report here over the coming days.
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