To those who have devoted their lives to dance, sometimes called dancesport, dance matters greatly. These are the people to whom the future, the needs and wishes of the dancer matter.
It is also an unfortunate fact that certain matters have divided the dance world, there are those prepared to work simply for their own power and ignoring the needs and wishes of the dancers - the people who should matter most.
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Category: Dance & The Olympics | July 20, 2011 | Admin2
Eight sports, including wakeboard and sport climbing, will battle it out for a spot in the 2020 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said.
"Twelve sports were considered, eight were retained," Rogge said.
Surfing, dancing, bowling and netball missed out.
Rogge said a final list would be put to the vote in late 2013 at the IOC session in Buenos Aires for one spot.
This must be the final nail in the coffin of Dancesport as an Olympic Medal Sport so when will we get an honest announcement from the IOC Dancesport International Federation that it realizes it cannot meet the Olympic requirements, that countless thousands of Euros have bee wasted in pursuing this ambition. Great damage has been inflicted on Dance in the process. Unity has been destroyed. In many countries the WDSF has lost support through its policies and this will further harm Dancesport.
First we were told it would be 2004, then 2008, then 2012, followed by 2016 and then 2020. All red herrings. All false propaganda just hype.
Rather than showing honesty and facing up to failure we now immediately get the spin and the hype it is going to be 2024.
The Olympic Dancesport Dream became an Olympic Dancesport Nightmare and the final line should not be drawn. No more FALSE CLAIMS. The only people who now take any notice of the WDSF Presidium statements are the WDSF Presidium themselves. The rest of the world has wised up and moved on.