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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 Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.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 ...

Anti-Doping 03/07/2012

WADA Athletes' Commission

WDSF has been, is and will always be an organisation fully compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, continuing the quest to eradicate doping in DanceSport.

From 2004, they year the Code entered into force, WDSF started to implement its anti-doping programme – and it has refined it further ever since. Particularly in the areas of awareness, education as well as reporting, efforts have been stepped up and significant improvements have been made (WDSF Anti-Doping).

On the application form for the Athlete’s ID Card, each dancer is now requested to confirm by signature that he/she is

  • cognisant of the WDSF Anti-Doping Code, and that
  • he/she will submit to any testing under the latter’s terms, provisions and procedures.

Will I suddenly have to give my blood for analysis too?

FW, Germany

The short and only answer: YES! If you are selected, you will have to submit to the procedure outlined here. But bear in mind that there is absolutely no change over the status quo. You have been giving your consent to blood testing all along in the forms you had/have to fill in prior to major competitions. The process is merely being simplified for everybody’s convenience.

The people in the picture above are the members of the WADA Athletes’ Commission. In their most recent meeting, they advocated that the number of blood tests be increased further (here) … Even if they didn’t think of DanceSport first when they considered the measure to be necessary, blood testing is and will always be an option.