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  • Platja d'aro-bound

    The number of couples that have registered online for the upcoming GrandSlam leg in Platja d'Aro, ESP, has increased by 100% overnight. A total of 67 have entered Standard and Latin so far. Top-ten couples included!

    19/10/2016 read more ...
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More Answers 28/06/2012

Maurizio and Jade Mandorino, SUI, © IWGA

The short answer to nearly all the questions we received would be: "Yes, we know and certainly respect all your rights!"

With a little bit more detail and in reply to a specific question ...

I will need to sign away the rights to my name and likeness!

M.W. | Germany

As part of the declaration you have to sign in order to be issued the card you explicitly accept that you may be filmed or photographed as you are taking part in a WDSF sanctioned competition. Your image and name could then be used and made public by WDSF in any media it chooses. What makes the crucial bit of difference, however, is that such use is clearly defined and restricted to the purpose of promoting DanceSport, the WDSF and WDSF competitions.

Having athletes sign a name and likeness release is a standard procedure for an international federation that aspires to have its sport, events and athletes promoted through the media worldwide. Without their explicit consent, this cannot be done.

The name and likeness release is not new and has existed in the past. Without it, the WDSF YouTube channel DanceSport Total and the TV programmes that are produced by, or on behalf of, WDSF would not have been possible.