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  • DanceSport in Special Olympics

    DanceSport has been recognized as the official sport discipline within Special Olympics.

    02/04/2019 read more ...
  • The best of PD Super GP in Italy

    One of the biggest events in Professional Division was held in Pieve di Cento, Italy, last weekend. Both Latin and Standard had the most successful names of recent years on the starting lists, and the crowd saw what they came to see.

    25/03/2019 read more ...
  • WDSF PD Super GP and WDSF World Open in Italy

    Pieve Di Cento, Italy, hosts the WDSF PD Super GrandPrix Latin and Standard and WDSF World Open Latin and Standard this weekend. There are events also in Kyiv (UKR), Riga (LAT) and Chelyabinsk (RUS).

    22/03/2019 read more ...
  • An Enforcement Committee has been established

    General Secretary Nenad Jeftic confirms that the WDSF Sports Commission has established an Enforcement Committee.

    19/03/2019 read more ...
  • PD Super GrandPrix Std in Tokyo

    The first PD Super GrandPrix event of the year took place in Tokyo on Sunday. 48 Standard couples were on the starting list and after four rounds the trophy was presented to the winners from Moldova, Nikolay and Natalia.

    10/03/2019 read more ...
  • The Duel Format at PD Super GrandPrix

    The competition format in 2019 WDSF PD Super GrandPrix finals will be the Duel format, as seen in 2018 WDSF GrandSlam Final in Shanghai.

    13/02/2019 read more ...

Dmitry and Olga nominated for AOTY voting 28/12/2018

Dmitry and Olga, AOTY 2018 candidates in the World Games 2017

Their record is outstanding. Dmitry and Olga have won every single competition since the World Games 2017. Four World Championship titles, three European Championship titles, 20 GrandSlam wins including winning the GrandSlam Series Finals for three times. In sports language: there was a hat trick after another.

We have recognized Dmitry and Olga not only as great competitors and great athletes, but they have also shown and shared wisdom to all involved in DanceSport, and all sport, how dreaming of something might turn out to reality if you believe in yourself. They have inspired us by setting up the main goal so high that reaching it might seem impossible, keeping on practising and improving even if some of the goals on the way have been reached, and enjoying the journey at the same time. Even when times were hard, there were tears of disappointments and bad moments they kept their chins up, found a strength of it all, and continued, more hard-working and more determined than ever.

DanceSport is about sport but it is also about artistry and emotions. Throughout their dancing career Dmitry and Olga have told us stories and raised emotions that will remain in our hearts and minds. We remember their reaction to the last scores of the final of World Championship 2018, when the impossible became reality and they won the historical fourth World Title. Dmitry took Olga to his arms and carried her off the dance floor. We remember the expression after the last dance of GrandSlam Final in Shanghai 2018, when it was clear that it was over. And later that same evening, we were holding back the tears with them as Olga announced that it was the last competition of their amateur career. And even during summing up their journey from the beginning they showed their sport spirit, tears in their eyes, by respecting and thanking their fellow competitors and adjudicators, and by saying that were proud of the younger ones for whom they handed over their place in the spotlight.

Not only great sport spirit, but these moments have shown their way of being good persons. Even though they won it all they remained at all times humble, respecting their fellow competitors, sharing the inspiring stories to their fans and the next generation of dancers. Dmitry and Olga have been true role models to all dancers and also to all athletes in every sport. As a couple they were one. As one unit they were bigger than 1+1.

DanceSport Legends – Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova. Voting begins on January 1st.