Anti-Doping I 11/09/2012

Anti-Doping © Reinhard Egli

In addition to publishing Pitt-Alexander’s first-hand account of how he, partner Natalia and three other couples submitted to the routines of a doping control after the Swiss Championship, dancefloor-magazin.ch raised several important points.

“Doping controls are being made in DanceSport since 2003 for Latin, Standard and Rock ‘n’ Roll. The annual reports of the WDSF Anti-Doping Commission reflect ten positive cases in ten years.”

That may seem a small number at first glance. One positive per year – against several thousands of athletes dancing in top-tier competitions around the world every weekend! One could be led to believe that doping is virtually non-existent in DanceSport.

If, on the other hand, the actual number of annual tests carried out by WDSF, National Member Bodies, the World Anti-Doping Agency and the National Anti-Doping Organisations is brought into the equation, the ratio of one-per-year positives is no longer flattering. An average of 100 tests and 1 positive: 1%! While DanceSport’s ratio is better than that of cycling (2005: 3.78% positives) or athletics (2005: 1.67% positives), there is plenty of room for improvement.

 

Latest NewsSubscribe to news RSS

  • The World Games 2017 Wroclaw

    The sports programme for the tenth edition of The World Games is announced. DanceSport will feature prominently - with four disciplines!

    29/08/2014 read more ...
  • Training in Hanoi, VIE  

    The WDSF Membership Commission dispatches Ivan Agnellini to Hanoi for a one-week training course open to Vietnamese adjudicators and trainers.

    29/08/2014 read more ...
  • New Wheelchair DanceSport Events

    The International Paralympic Committee changes the rulebook for Wheelchair DanceSport and creates two new events: freestyle and single!

    28/08/2014 read more ...
  • The Components

    Four components are considered when Judging System 2.1 is used to assess the merits of a couple's dance. The scale of points ranges from 1 to 10.

    28/08/2014 read more ...
  • Judging System 2.1

    Until now, the new Judging System was used only in GrandSlam plus a few other competitions. This changes with the upcoming Worlds in Adult.  

    27/08/2014 read more ...
  • Next Stop: Wuhan

    One month after the GrandSlam leg in Stuttgart, GER, Latin and Standard couples travel to Wuhan, CHN, to dance in the next. It will be a premiere!  

    26/08/2014 read more ...
Archives