WDSF Ethics Committee

The WDSF Ethics Committee is an independent body within the structure of the World DanceSport Federation. It investigates alleged violations of the WDSF Code of Ethics and provides its opinions on any and all issues arising from the implementation of the latter. Furthermore, the Committee watches over the provisions in the Code and suggests amendments, if these should become necessary.

The Chairperson and four Members make up the Ethics Committee. The General Meeting elects all five on the basis of their impeccable reputation and their significant involvement in sports. However, it is an important distinguishing mark of the Committee’s composition that the Chairperson and minimum two of its Members may not be involved in DanceSport beyond their membership in the Committee.

The General Meeting held on 14 June 2015 in Granada, Spain, elected the following persons to the WDSF Ethics Committee.

  • José Perurena, Chair: IOC member and President of the International Canoe Federation and of the International World Games Association
  • Margareta Echevarria, Member: attorney and notary, Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • Viktorija Tomic, Member: MD, PhD, head of research in respiratory microbiology, former athlete, now adjudicator and trainer in DanceSport
  • Honourable Sandra Nori, Member: former New South Wales Minister with portfolios Sport & Recreation, Tourism, Women among others
  • (Position vacant)



Jose Perurena, ESP



  • Margareta Echeverria, CRC
  • Viktorija Tomič, SLO
  • Honourable Sandra Nori, AUS
  • (Position Vacant)

The 2016 General Meeting elected Antero Korponen as the Secretary of the Ethics Committee for a period of four years. In this capacity, Mr Korponen serves as the first point of contact for the committee and relays incoming complaints and related information to the committee members.

Mr Korponen is also the appointed Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for all matters related to Competition Manipulation (CM). He receives and processes complaints and related information on behalf of the Presidential Task Force to Combat Competition Manipulation.

Antero Koponen

Antero Koponen, FIN

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Code of the WDSF Ethics Committee

The Code of the WDSF Ethics Committee governs the Committee’s work, it defines the procedures for the conduct of the investigations, and it describes how reports to the Committee can be filed by anyone.

Code of the WDSF Ethics Committee