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  • U.S. A Success!

    The first figures are in for the six-part World DanceSport GrandSlam Series airing on public broadcast stations all across the United States. Six hours of Latin and Standard dancing in the GrandSlams were broadcast 2,000 times!

    16/01/2017 read more ...
  • Firsts Around The Corner

    The first "Live from blog ..." to get rolled out in 2017 is the one of the Helsinki leg of this year's GrandSlam Series. On 17 March 2017, two month from now, it all starts back up! Wouldn't it be nice to welcome our first "IWGA Athletes of the Year" to the floor on this occasion too?

    13/01/2017 read more ...
  • Positive Perspective

    Since early December 2016, a task force made up of experts from WDSF as well as several other organisations is hard at work, preparing for the breakin' events at the Buenos Aires 2018 YOG. Others signal their approval of the approach taken.

    12/01/2017 read more ...
  • DS in WDSF

    With WDSF too often cast as a "ballroom" organisation by people without proper insights and grasp, it is appropriate to look back at the World DanceSport Games in Kaohsiung, TPE, as they visualise best what the DS in our acronym stands for. 

    11/01/2017 read more ...
  • Dance As Sport

    Ever since the December 2016 announcement of breakin' making its première in the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games, much has been said about dance as sport. In the general media as well as in the specialist publications! Here is one view that counts ...

    10/01/2017 read more ...
  • Did You Vote Today?

    Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus will need your all-out support if they are to stand a chance to be voted as the "Athletes of the Year" in the polling by the International World Games Association. 

    09/01/2017 read more ...
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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?"