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  • Platja d'aro-bound

    The number of couples that have registered online for the upcoming GrandSlam leg in Platja d'Aro, ESP, has increased by 100% overnight. A total of 67 have entered Standard and Latin so far. Top-ten couples included!

    19/10/2016 read more ...
  • Counting On You

    The World DanceSport Federation and the organisers of the relocated GrandSlam leg are counting on the dancers to make the competitions in Platja d'Aro, ESP, a success - in terms of participation as well as of level of competition. 

    18/10/2016 read more ...
  • GrandSlam Moscow Moves To Costa Brava

    After careful consideration of pros and cons, the WDSF Managing Committee moves the fifth regular leg of the 2016 GrandSlam Series from Moscow to Platja d'Aro, the Mediterranean resort just north of Barcelona, ESP.

    17/10/2016 read more ...
  • GrandSlam Moscow: Two Scenarios

    In its efforts to ensure that the fifth regular leg of the GrandSlam Series 2016 gets danced as scheduled, the WDSF Managing Committee has identified two possible scenarios: one is Moscow, the other Platja d'Aro, ESP.

    16/10/2016 read more ...
  • GrandSlam Moscow Update

    WDSF President Lukas Hinder reflects on the unilateral cancellation of the next leg of the GrandSlam Series 2016 by the Russian DanceSport Union and commits to find an alternative host ... "no matter what!"

    15/10/2016 read more ...
  • GrandSlam Moscow Cancelled

    WDSF receives a letter from Irina Petrova, who is writing on behalf of the the Russian DanceSport Union, that announces the cancellation of the GrandSlam in Moscow. The  Managing Committee reacts by looking for another host to take on the fifth leg of the 2016 Series.

    14/10/2016 read more ...

Athlete's Suspension 23/07/2013

Standards of Ethics

The WDSF Presidium has suspended the Russian athlete Andrey Kiselev for one month, commencing July 16 2013 and ending August 15 August 2013, in response to complaints about his clear breaches of Article 2 of the WDSF Athletes Code of Conduct and Standards of Ethics on or about June 22 2013 during the 2013 WDSF European Cup Latin held in Sudak, Ukraine.

Andrey Kiselev has voluntarily admitted to using obscene gestures and language during the competition, has admitted that they were unacceptable, and has voluntarily apologised in writing to WDSF and the Russian WDSF Member body for his actions.

After careful consideration, in this case the Presidium has voted to impose a shorter minimum penalty partly because of the athlete's immediate full apology in writing and his undertaking never to engage in similar behaviour again.  But in reaching its decision, without in any way condoning the athlete's behaviour, the Presidium has also considered his account of how he lost his temper at the competition. The Presidium has commenced investigations of this competition and this investigation has not been completed.

Unsportsmanlike behaviour is intolerable in DanceSport.  This Presidium will treat any such behaviour very seriously. 

By Order Of The WDSF Presidium