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Cali, Capital of Salsa 14/04/2011

Salsa in the Capital

A report on the imminent launch of the SportAccord games combining several artistic sports in a six-day extravaganza of contests and galas was published here last week already. The concept for these Artistic Games was also covered widely in the international press and in sports industry publications.

In the context of The World Games, DanceSport was given prominence in the presentation of the upcoming edition in Cali, COL. The formal announcement of the Sports Programme for 2013 made reference to the quality that sets Cali apart from any other city anywhere.

In a gesture of respect to the host city's culture, Salsa will become part of the programme, replacing Rock & Roll. The DanceSport competitions will be held in the city bullring ...

The Daily

Cali takes pride in being known as the 'Capital of Salsa,' and as such it was tipped as one of the world's top travel destinations for 2011 by none less than the New York Times.

The President of the International World Games Association, Ron Froehlich, referred to DanceSport as a trendsetter in an interview on the development of The World Games.

"Two years ago, in Kaohsiung, the number of spectators topped the one million mark for the first time. Remember, 15,000 spectators came to the final of Latin American dances alone. That was a world record. We are set to carry on with this development in Cali. But you don’t have to pin it down to numbers alone. The organisers plan to stage the DancSport competitions in a bullfighting arena. I take it for granted that this extraordinary setting will produce fantastic images to go around the world."

Remember The World Games 2009 Kaohsiung? 15,000 people on their feet applauding non-stop ...

 

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Wait until 2013 Cali!