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  • The Night of The Legends

    It was awards night at Sportel yesterday. The best television images and the best books in sports were recognised by juries made up of outstanding athletes, true sports legends, who assigned the 12 prizes to the winners. And then it was the turn of Peter, Gabi and Anna ...

    26/10/2016 read more ...
  • Gabi And Anna @ Sportel

    Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, two-time World Champions in the Latin American dances, visit Monaco and Sportel 2016, the Sports Marketing and Media Convention, on 25 October. There they showcase top-level DanceSport.

    24/10/2016 read more ...
  • New President For FIDS

    The Italian DanceSport Federation FIDS held its ordinary Elective General Meeeting on Saturday 22 October in Rome. Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.

    24/10/2016 read more ...
  • Combat Competition Manipulation | White Paper

    The members of the Presidential Task Force to Combat Competition Manipulation in DanceSport publish a "White Paper" that should serve as the basis to their discussions on and their efforts in improving integrity in DanceSport.

    22/10/2016 read more ...
  • Better Late Than Never

    At long last, the WDSF Communications team releases the second of its "My Very Best 2015" programmes: the Latin Edition. To say that it is merely a compilation of the very best Latin dancing during 2015 doesn't do it justice! It's more: it shows you the human side of it all!

    21/10/2016 read more ...
  • 2016 World Formation Standard

    The WDSF Sports Director advises the Member Bodies that the 2016 World DanceSport Championship Standard Formation will take place in Pécs, HUN, on 4 December. Another major event saved in less than one week!

    21/10/2016 read more ...

2010 Asian Games: Adjudicator's Report 18/11/2010

2010 Asian Games

DanceSport took a decisive step forward on its Olympic pathway. For the first time it has been included in the programme of the bigger-than-ever Asian Games as a medal sport.

Guangzhou and its organising committee made every possible effort to convert the games into an unforgettable experience for every attendant, no matter whether athlete, official or spectator. The very opening ceremony – with thousands of protagonists in a specially dedicated stadium on an artificial island – will remain unsurpassed for ages.

The organising committee of the Asian Dance Sport Federation ambitiously lead by IDSF Secretary General Shawn Tay did a fabulous job and secured the first appearance of DanceSport among all the high profile members of the Olympic family to be a great success.

All countries were represented by their best, no matter whether “amateur” or professional athletes. All couples fought for the same medals – a unique premiere in DanceSport.
The audience at the sold-out venue witnessed high quality dancing and 10 gold medals for China with great pleasure. The 10 competitions consisted of 4 single dance events per discipline (only Rumba and Viennese Waltz left out) and a „normal“ 5 dance event in both Standard and Latin.

The panel of adjudicators had to practise hard to be familiar with the networking and computer idiosyncrasies of the „new adjudicating system“. The results show very small gaps between ranked couples which seem obviously very attractive and “logic” to the audience.

As IDSF President Mr. Carlos Freitag reported about the feedback he received from IOC and OCA officials DanceSport delivered a very professional appearance and was rated highly attractive by both audience and TV stations.

Michael Herdlitzka, IDSF Adjudicator