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    After they won the 2015 World Ten Dance in Chengdu, CHN, and their second consecutive world title, Miha Vodicar and Nadiya Bychkova sort of faded away, without making an official statement about ending their career.

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  • DanceSport in Botswana

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  • DanceSport Europe General Meeting

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  • Chengdu Offers Record Purse

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    The 2016 World DanceSport Championship Standard Formation that was scheduled to be held in Minks, BLR, on 17 December has been cancelled by the Belarus DanceSport Alliance for financial reasons.

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Let The Games Begin 07/02/2014

Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony It is not much, really, but a few more details on tonight's Opening Ceremony can be found in onlie articles today ... and on twitter!

"It’s hard to say exactly what’s hiding behind the Iron Curtain, Alex Fitzpatrick writes for TIME magazine. "There was a fireworks test this week, so we can safely expect some Putin-approved pyrotechnics." 

Read more: Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony: How to Watch | TIME.com

"Andrei Boltenko, a Moscow director who runs an eponymous entertainment production group that specializes in TV events, is the guy in charge of producing the ceremony itself," writes  Kelsey Campbell - Dollaghan for GIZMODO. Adding that "even Putin, apparently, has been showing up for rehearsals."

Read more: 
A Guide to the Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony Insanity

The New York Times looks at the more cultural aspects of the ceremony, headlining "Olympics Spotlight for Russia’s Musical Profile." Read more here!

The picture above was tweeted with the following text: "Scary neo-Soviet gloom for opening ceremonies in Sochi?"