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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 ...

    26/10/2016 read more ...
  • 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 Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.

    24/10/2016 read more ...
  • 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 ...

Olympic News 11/09/2013

Thomas Bach © Süddeutsche Thomas Bach was elected as the new International Olympic Committee President after two rounds of voting by the 125th Session in Buenos Aires ARG.

He succeeds 71-year-old Belgian Jacques Rogge, who stepped down after a full 12-year term that spanned three Summer Olympics and three Winter Games. 

The World DanceSport Federation congratulates the new President to his election.

Also by vote of the 125th IOC Session, wrestling, which will be dropped as a core sport after the Rio 2016 Olympics, gets readmitted to the programme of the 2020 Games. Wrestling prevailed over the other two shortlisted sports baseball/softball and squash. The review process of the Olympic Programme ends with the latter remaining in its status quo. And the recognised sports that were considered for inclusion into future Games - DanceSport among them - have to put their aspirations on hold for another four years.