It was a World Latin that set a new standard (forgive us for indulging in a play of words). Even if we all had - secretly - expected it to do so, when the championship shattered all existing records for an online audience, we were surprised by the margins. In due time, we will provide you with figures.
For the time being, WDSF Communications is proud of what it was able to deliver from the championship venue in Vienna, AUT, on 17 and 18 November. In terms of quantity, our team went far beyond the call of duty by bringing you over three hours of video coverage from the 2012 World Latin.
Considering that only four people (Ferran Castañer, Helmut Roland, Martin Brac and Lena Hilfiker) were involved in recording/shooting, editing and uploading over 100 videos and a similar number of photographs, and all with the appropriate texts and captions, the accomplishment in itself deserves a merit badge. If these WDSF Communications team members were indeed able to convey some of the emotions that the athletes produced on and off the floor, their efforts are all the more laudable.
Creative people on behalf of the host broadcaster ORF (the Austrian public broadcaster) also had cameras trained on on some of the very best Latin dancing ever. Here is the final of the 2012 WDSF World DanceSport Championship in full length recorded by and courtesy of the Austrian host broadcaster ORF. It is part of a two-hour programme to be aired by ORF Sport+ on Sunday 25 November at 20:00 h. This video is not available for viewing in Austria until after the repeats of the programme on ORF and ORF Sport+.