Show recent news

Latest News

  • Sochi, Here We Come!

    With the 2018 Winter Games still in progress in PyeongChang, KOR, the whole of DanceSport travels to the former Olympic host city Sochi, RUS, to take advantage of the legacy there. It will be happening at the "Ice Cube" ... 

    23/02/2018 read more ...
  • Team Argentina

    The Organising Committee of the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games informs about the breaking squad representing the host country gearing up to take part in the 2018 World Youth Breaking Championships in Japan.

    21/02/2018 read more ...
  • Live From Sochi

    There will be a live blog from Sochi, RUS, to report on the events taking place there over the upcoming weekend. European Championships in Youth Latin and Standard Formation plus a World Cup in Junior Rock 'n' Roll ...

    21/02/2018 read more ...
  • First Stop: Helsinki

    The first leg of the GrandSlam Series 2018 brings the world's best in Standard and Latin to the Finnish capital on 3 and 4 March. A new setting, the Vantaa Energia Arena, and a new visual concept for the GrandSlam are waiting.

    21/02/2018 read more ...
  • Your Brand Here

    With the launch of the DanceSport Total - DST LIVE streaming platform imminent, WDSF presents an important pilllar which should help to make the DST endeavour sustainable - and to keep DST affordable for all involved.  

    16/02/2018 read more ...
  • On A Tight Schedule

    The roll-out and launch of the new streaming platform DST has initially been scheduled for the first week of March but has now been advanced to the 16 and 17 of February. The pressure is on to deliver the concept on time!

    14/02/2018 read more ...
Archives

Two Down! Thousands To Go! 09/03/2011

Martino Zanibellato - Michelle Abildtrup, DEN © Roland

IDSF Communication Commission Chair Heidi Goetz approached some of the top-ranked Latin couples to help her with the launch of the "Keeping The Focus On Athletes" initiative.

Martino Zanibellato and Michelle Abildtrup, DEN, were first to come back with a reply and a filled in questionnaire. The information they provided went up on their own microsites within worlddancesport.org.

Aside from general information, their competition and partner history, you can now read up on what makes them "click" in the sections "Biography" and "Profile." Add to this the exceptional photography by our collaborator Prof Dr Helmut Roland (www.sportevent-photography.de) and you end up with the full picture on Martino and Michelle. Our thanks go to both athletes as well as the photographer!

Michelle's Bio
Martino's Bio

That the initiative would be an ambitious one, that much we knew from the outset. As we compile similar background on other Latin couples in the lead-up to our "Live from Marseille, FRA" blog, i.e. on the 2011 IDSF European Latin held there, we are convinced that we will get their collaboration too.  

While IDSF Communications does not comment on posts in a forum of other websites, it wants to set the record straight on what "Keeping The Focus On Athletes" is all about. The initiative seeks to finally do what nearly all the other International Sports Federations have done already. 

Providing athletes with an opportunity to present themselves off the floor as well! That this will be done in full compliance with the applicable laws governing privacy and data protection goes without saying. Each athlete determines what information he or she wants to be made public.

The sections "Biography" and "Profile" provide EVERY ATHLETE in the IDSF Registration and Licensing System (RLS) with his or her own space for self-portrayal.