Show recent news

Latest News

  • Coming Soon

    Over the course of today the "Live from Stuttgart" blog goes up and, hopefully, the outcome of the "Breaking for Gold" Stage One gets published. The German Open Championships are going into day three: GrandSlam Latin Round One!

    10/08/2017 read more ...
  • Breaking For Gold: Results

    The panel of judges has been working hard over the past few days to assess the videos submitted by some 900 breakers from roughly 80 countries. The process is coming to an end. Expect the results during the day tomorrow!

    08/08/2017 read more ...
  • Two Glorious Summer Days

    The tenth edition of The World Games is history. A look back at what happened on 28 and 29 July confirms that DanceSport has lived up to high expectations once more, filling the venue and creating a special atmosphere.

    08/08/2017 read more ...
  • PD Athletes' meeting

    The PD representative of the WDSF Athletes' Commission welcomes all dancers of the Professional Division to a meeting during the German Open Championships in Stuttgart. Be there to share your ideas!

    02/08/2017 read more ...
  • GrandSlam Standard Hong Kong

    You definitely don't want to miss this Vimeo on Demand programme: the 2017 GrandSlam Standard Hong Kong is available. Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova, RUS, made it once more to first - and with a score of 198.25 points.

    21/07/2017 read more ...
  • With Music And Dance

    It was the President of the International Olympic Committee, Dr Thomas Bach, who declared the tenth edition of The World Games open. Then it was all music, dance and a feast of colours during the two-hour ceremony!

    21/07/2017 read more ...
Archives

DanceSport in the Olympic Capital 19/06/2009

Avatar DanceSport was presented at The Olympic Museum Lausanne, SUI, as part of a promotional event for The World Games 2009 Kaohsiung held there on 18 June. The International World Games Association (IWGA) and the Kaohsiung Organizing Committee (KOC) were invited by the International  Olympic Committee (IOC) to showcase the upcoming edition of the games with a 5-week exhibition and demonstrations of some of the featured sports.

Exactly one month prior the Opening Ceremony, five athletes who compete in 2009 Kaohsiung traveled to Lausanne. The world #1s in Freeflying (Air Sports) and Rock ‘n’ Roll (DanceSport) launched the final countdown to the games by demonstrating their high-flying disciplines on the premises of The Olympic Museum.

Maurizio and Jade Mandorino (SUI) – 2007 World Champions in Acrobatic Rock ‘n’ Roll – and three other couples of different age grades dazzled everyone with their breathtaking shows of nearly one hour each. Visitors of all ages were clapping along as they performed in front of the museum's entrance.

The spectacular demonstrations were the highlight of the official inauguration for the exhibition “Top Sports – High Spirits.” Interactive information terminals and life-sized photography familiarize the museum visitors with the sports as well as the spirit of games which unite athletes in the pursuit of excellence and in a celebration of friendship.

IWGA President Ron Froehlich and KOC Managing Director Shyh-fang Liu presided over the inauguration. They both thanked the IOC for its long-standing support to The World Games and expressed confidence that the 2009 edition will live up to the highest expectations in one month’s time.