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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 ...

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 Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.

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  • 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 ...

Ko de Mooy † 20/06/2013

Ko de Moo † As its first order of business on 16 June in Shanghai, CHN, the General Meeting of the World DanceSport Federation awarded the WDSF Long and Distinguished Service Award posthumously to Mr Ko de Mooy (1937 - 2013).

WDSF President Carlos Freitag held the laudatio and emphasised the Anti-Doping Director's commitment to the fight against doping in DanceSport. Even in the face of death, Ko had worked incessantly for WDSF  and its athlete as commission chair, thus leaving the federation with a top-notch anti-doping programme as his legacy.

The delegates to the Annual General Meeting honoured Ko de Mooy with a long ovation.

Ko's wife, Jeanne de Mooy - van der Wegen, receives the award. She writes to the World DanceSport Federation:

Expression of Thanks

The many marks of sympathy received at the death of my husband Ko de Mooy was an immense support. Especially the support given by cards and letters accompanied by personal words of consolation are very dear and comforting. Thank you very much.

Jeanne de Mooy – van der Wegen

Children and grandchildren

Steenbergen, Netherlands  
June 2013