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 Post subject: Olympic Ballroom Dancing
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2000 12:10 am 
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Just now on Excite.com their "headline" story is about dance! Olympic ballroom dancing at that. The IOC will be meeting about possibly including the DanceSport event even though the current trend may be to cut sports rather than add.<P>The article:<BR> <A HREF="http://news.excite.com/news/ap/001211/20/oly-ioc-notebook" TARGET=_blank>http://news.excite.com/news/ap/001211/20/oly-ioc-notebook</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Olympic Ballroom Dancing
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2000 7:10 am 
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Which could lead to the interesting question of - do we want to see dance, any dance, as a sport? <P>With the rise of competitions and now this it seems to be the way of the future. I am not sure how I feel about this. If there is sport, can there be art?<P>Maybe we need a thread for this under "Issues".<P>------------------<BR>Approach life as a dancer approaches the barre, with grace and purpose.<p>[This message has been edited by Basheva (edited December 12, 2000).]


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 Post subject: Re: Olympic Ballroom Dancing
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2000 11:14 am 
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I just saw a trailer on UK television BBC2 to be exact, of a documentary on thursday evening on Ballroom Dancing or Dancesport. If anyone can do watch it. I am out on Thursday but i will endeavour to tape it and let you know what it was like.<P>In the UK Ballroom and Latin Dancing has a very stereotyped image of sequins and tans - it will be interesting to see how this documentary portrays it.


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 Post subject: Re: Olympic Ballroom Dancing
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2000 8:33 am 
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The verdict is in:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001213/sp/oly_ioc_meetings_4.html" TARGET=_blank>IOC Says No New Sports for 2004</A></B><P>By STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports<P>LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The IOC (news - web sites) ruled Wednesday that no new sports will be accepted for the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, dashing the hopes of water skiing, ballroom dancing and other events lobbying to get onto the Olympic program.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001213/sp/oly_ioc_meetings_4.html" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B>


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 Post subject: Re: Olympic Ballroom Dancing
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2001 6:20 am 
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<B>BALLROOM DANCE: Olympians May One Day Waltz to a Win</B><BR> <BR> <BR>BY JANET RAE BROOKS for THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>BALTIMORE -- It's official. Ballroom dancers are athletes. An Italian researcher reported this week that those sequin-endowed practitioners of modern ballroom dancing are aerobically fitter than basketball and volleyball players. The scientific seal of approval could boost ballroom dancing's chances of becoming an Olympic sport. <P>Marcello Faina of the Italian Olympic Committee's Institute of Sport Science in Rome told the 48th annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine that ballroom dancers scored higher in tests measuring aerobic capacity than athletes in "open-skill" sports such as basketball and volleyball.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P> <A HREF="http://www.sltrib.com/06022001/sports/102282.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.sltrib.com/06022001/sports/102282.htm</A>


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