But he is principally involved in the administration of “DanceSport,” which received full recognition as a sport from the International Olympic Committee in 1997. (Think waltz, tango, salsa, breakdance, and you’ll get the idea!)
After retiring from competing personally, he became Canadian National President of the 1,300-member Canada DanceSport organization, the peak governing body for DanceSport in Canada, from 1997-2005. Jim was Canada's representative in the governing world body, the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF), and attended meetings all over North America, Asia and Europe, including at IOC Headquarters in Switzerland, and especially in cities across Canada from Victoria to Halifax. He was invited to the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta for the filming of CBC-TV’s documentary on DanceSport's Olympic initiative and appeared in the resulting episode of “CBC Witness” called “The Dancing Game.”
WDSF's New World Board of Directors, Singapore, June 2017 (Jim Fraser, centre)
In 2016, Jim was elected 1st Vice President of WDSF. At the WDSF’s Diamond Anniversary 60th Annual General Meeting in Singapore in June, 2017, he was elected to a four-year term as WDSF’s first Vice-President for Legal Affairs.
Jim has been involved with the Canadian Olympic Committee since 1997. He was DanceSport’s Representative to the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) 1997 - 2005, and has served on two subcommittees of the COC. Since 2005 he has been elected and re-elected four times to personal membership or representation in the COC for British Columbia.
He has contributed to several publications, including the International DanceSport Magazine, Dance News, and The New York Times on the subject. He served as an Official of the 2001 World Games in Akita, Japan.