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SportAccord Day 4 11/05/2019

SportAccord 2019, Day 4

Today the IWGA (International World Games Association)held their annual general meeting. With the games being closer and closer Birmingham, Alabama (the host city) gave a presentation about the ongoing progress up to the games and the facilities which will take place in July 2021. The 4 sports we have included from Dancesport on the program are Standard, Latin, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Breaking.  

The biggest surprise was the unveiling of the next host city in 2025 which will be in Chengdu, China. After the unanimous vote to host the next games there, the conference room was invaded by a Chinese delegation of more than 20 people including the Panda Mascot as a thank you for the forums support and trust that their city could be the host of such a prestigious event. It was very impressive. 

All in all this week has been very fruitful for WDSF and Dancesport as a whole. Many meetings and many contacts to put WDSF on the sporting map.  

I give a huge thanks to the others in the WDSF delegation for their company and professionalism throughout the whole event. Thank you for the opportunity to give the athletes not only a voice and a vote, but the chance to be visual. Both to be seen and heard. 

Mr. Shawn Tay WDSF President 
Mr. Jean-Laurent Bourquin WDSF advisor
Mr. Guillaume Felli WDSF General Manager

See you all soon and to those dancing this weekend, good luck,

Best regards,
Ashli