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  • Olympism In Action

    Ashli Williamson, WDSF Athltetes' Commission chair, reports on a workshop held in Bangkok, THA, jointly between the IOC and the Association of IOC Regognised International Sports Federations, of which WDSF is a member.

    20/04/2018 read more ...
  • Day Two By Ashli

    Ashli Williamson continues reporting from Bangkok, THA, where she attends the different meetings held in conjunction with SportAccord. With the upcoming YOG being a major topic, discussions were held with the IOC.

    18/04/2018 read more ...
  • Ashli On Day One

    Ashli Williamson, the chair of the Athletes' Commission and currently member of the WDSF delegation to SportAccord in Bangkok, THA, keeps a diary on what  she sess, hears and does at this world summit of sports and business.

    17/04/2018 read more ...
  • Sixth Term For Hinder

    The executive board of the International World Games Association (IWGA) has been elected by the IWGA 2018 General Meeting in Bangkok, THA. WDSF President stood for re-election to a sixth term as IWGA Tresurer.

    16/04/2018 read more ...
  • Bangkok Bound

    A sizeable delegation of the World DanceSport Federation will soon be travelling to Bangkok, THA, for the 2018 edition of SportAccord, the "World Sport and Business Summit." WDSF President Hinder runs for the IWGA Board.

    13/04/2018 read more ...
  • All Of Russia

    Over the past weekend, the All Russian Federation of DanceSport and Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll had two mega events taking place at locations which are 2,000 km apart and established an air bridge between the two.

    10/04/2018 read more ...

Simply Popular 11/01/2018

Saturday Night Downtown Hanoi That results for "dancesport" in a Google search under "News" are frequently dominated by posts in Vietnamese has much to do with the fact that "DanceSport" is generally kept in English, proper WDSF branding included. Something which can produce a headline such as this: 

Môn DanceSport tỏa sáng với số vé bán nhanh nhất (DanceSport Shines with Fastest-Selling Tickets)

That is how the Vietnamese Olympic Committee (VOC) titled its report on DanceSport tickets selling better than those to any other of the 20 sports featured in the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat, TUR. In the same article, the VOC celebrated the AIMAG gold medal obtained in Salsa by Vietnames athletes Nguyễn Trung Kiên and Phạm Hồng Anh as well.

DanceSport's public profile seems to be exceptionally high in Vietnam for other reasons too. There is more dancing in public and on TV than in most countries. It seems virtually omnipresent. Just like in China, one comes across groups dancing in the streets and in parks at all hours of the day and night. Only one or two or three other sports are practised as publicly by people of all ages: Vietnamese foot shuttlecock and -maybe - football. Simply Popular!