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  • In The News

    The outcome of Sunday's General Meeting in Lausanne has made headlines ever since. National Member Bodies comment on the many decisions taken by the delegates, specialist sports media focus on the reshuffle at the top ...

    21/06/2018 read more ...
  • Change At The Top

    After serving two years, WDSF President Lukas Hinder resigns to bring the constituent parties closer together in how they interpret dance as sport. After a tranisitionary period, First Vice-President Shawn Tay will succeed him.

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  • On The Olympic Channel

    IOC President Thomas Bach made reference to the Memorandum of Understanding signed between WDSF and the Olympic Channel just hours prior to "We dance TOGETHER," the DanceSport documentary, premiering there.

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  • At The End of Day One

    A gala dinner brought the first day of the 2018 General Meeting in Lausanne to a conclusion. In a short speech and pre-dinner toast, WDSF President Lukas Hinder took a brief look at a day he considered to be truly remarkable.

    17/06/2018 read more ...
  • The President's Hour

    The nearly 200 delegates and observers to the 2018 General Meeting who had gathered at the auditorium of the Lausanne Olympic Museum were able to listen to a highly inspirational speech by the IOC President Dr Thomas Bach.

    16/06/2018 read more ...
  • Do Your Dance

    The delegates to the 2018 General Meeting in Lausanne, SUI, will get to watch parts of the "We dance TOGETHER" documentary as interludes during tomorrow's Gala Dinner Dinner at the Royal Savoy Hotel. You can watch too!

    15/06/2018 read more ...
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Second European Title 10/06/2018

9 June - Boeblingen, GER © Egli WDSF Communications team member Reinhard Egli travelled to Boeblingen - near Stuttgart, in the south of Germany - to cover the 2018 WDSF PD European DanceSport Championship Latin. He filed this report:

The professionals fought for the title of European Champions Latin during the eighth edition of the "Boeblinger Tanzgala." In a sold-out Congress Hall, it was more than obvious from the first dance in the first round that the favourites and current world #1s in the PD Latin rankings, Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, MDA, would be the couple to beat for others holding aspirations.

In the end, it was without any serious challenges and with record-high scores that the two Moldovans added their first PD European title to the one - yes, only one, in 2016 - they won before turning professional. It was a landslide victory as the first runners-up Marts Smolko - Tina Bazykina, LAT, were nine points and second runners-up Giacomo Lucchese - Francesca Berard, ITA, 17 points behind the new European Champions. Check the official results!

Our colleague Helmut Roland briefed someone on the use of his video camera (he and his wife Eleonore had to dance this weekend). Provided it all worked out, we should have recordings coming up too. More on that soon.