The below communication from WDSF President Lukas Hinder and the attached 'White Paper' - COMBATING COMPETITION MANIPULATION - is of the utmost importance to all in the DanceSport community - competitors, officials and volunteers. It is commended for review and study by all members of DSA.

The White Paper can be accessed HERE

Steve Edwards, CEO, DanceSport Australia


To the Member Bodies of the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF)

Dear Presidents, Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the WDSF Presidential Task Force (TF) to Combat Competition Manipulation (CCM) I am providing you with the WHITE PAPER to CCM.

This White Paper is the first official publication that is released by the members of the Presidential Task Force to Combat Competition Manipulation in DanceSport. It follows up on the problem of competition manipulation that I have outlined in a letter to the international community that was circulated in April 2016.

This White Paper is published on our Website. For further information, I refer you to:

Otherwise I refer you to the recent publications re TF CCM:

  • My letter circulated to all my colleagues in the WSF Presidium. In this letter I announced my ambitious plan to install a Presidential Task Force in order to combat competition manipulation (publication on WDSF website: 15th April 2016)

  • Skype The Prez II (publication on WDSF website: 10th October 2016):

The second instalment of "Skype The Prez," the informal exchange on topical issues between WDSF President Lukas Hinder and the chair of the Athletes' Commission, Ashli Williamson. Two issues were dealt with: a first question about the work of the Competition Manipulation Task Force, the other about a case of alleged competition manipulation in Stuttgart, GER.

  • CCM TF Reference Documents (publication on WDSF website: 17th October 2016) see:

Please forward this information to all of your Members in your country.

Thank you very much for your support.

Best regards,

Lukas Hinder WDSF President 

world DanceSport federation WDSF President Lukas Hinder  Sportweg 9  8704 Herrliberg Switzerland TEL: +41 43 288 57 81 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.