Concerned Downunder 20/04/2010

The very Jack Johnson featured in yesterday's profile contacted IDSF Communications, asking whether the World Youth Latin is at risk of being cancelled. IT IS NOT!

“Dear Heidi,

I am the Australian youth representative to the World Championship to be held this Saturday. I am enquiring as to the volcano disaster, and if the event will still be run. We are finding it almost impossible to reach Linz by the weekend, but if by some chance we are able to make it, we would like to ensure that the event is still on.
Your speed in replying to this message would be appreciated.

Many thanks,
Jack Johnson”

Earlier this morning Heidi Götz talked to the organisers about the situation regarding air travel to and from Linz, AUT. Here’s what Klaus Kurzthaler said:

“We are optimally prepared to handle the situation, the World Championship will take place. I can confirm that with all certainty. As of today, all Austrian airports are open, and from Wednesday the European air space should generally be open too.”

“If you should have any questions regarding airport transfers, hotels or whatever else, please contact us right away at office@linzopen.at

“Ever since the start of the flight restrictions here we are in close contact with many nations through e-mail, phone and SMS. A German and a Lithuanian couple are still grounded in Canada - after the World Youth Ten Dance there – and were not sure whether they will be able to make it. Lithuania is considering to enter a replacement couple. USA and Australia: they were planning on arriving today and tomorrow but are obviously delayed by one day or two. Major problems of other nations we are not aware of at this time!”

Click here to go to the "Live from Linz" blog!

Latest NewsSubscribe to news RSS

  • Granting Stars

    The WDSF Sports Commission informs about the procedure that is in effect for the granting of stars to top 50 couples in World Ranking Tournaments. 

    26/01/2015 read more ...
  • 2014 PD World Latin | In Review

    Here are some of the dances performed by the finalists of the 2014 WDSF PD World Latin in Horsens, DEN. The recordings are courtesy of brodcaster dk4! 

    26/01/2015 read more ...
  • Organisers Wanted 

    IPC Wheelchair DanceSport is calling on potential organisers to come forward and to host the IPC World Wheelchair DanceSport Championships in 2015.

    23/01/2015 read more ...
  • The World Games 2021 

    The Executive Board of the International World Games Association selected Birmingham, Alabama, USA, as the Host City for The World Games in 2021.

    22/01/2015 read more ...
  • Presidium Meeting

    The 15 members of the extended WDSF Presidium met over the past weekend in Barcelona. The 2020 Vision working group met on Friday.

    22/01/2015 read more ...
  • Decision Time

    Tomorrow the International World Games Association announces which of the three candidate cities will host The World Games 2021. Follow it live!

    21/01/2015 read more ...
Archives