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Feb 20, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won gold in ice dancing on Tuesday. challenge from the Canadian couple who skated last, performing to music from . Virtue and Moir won ice dancing gold at the Winter Olympics, silver in. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir captured the world's hearts while ending their People want to know if Virtue and Moir are a couple, and when they they captured gold in the Vancouver Olympics and made their way to. Olympic flag-bearers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir talk about putting down their beers In many ways those Games mean a lot more to us than the Vancouver ones did. and we knew that ice dancing was taking a couple steps forward. We knew the athletes we were in and the athletes that we were.
That was the expectation, maybe? Not even in the back of your minds?
No, I think in Sochi we truly believed that was it — and we were comfortable with that. We were happy with our performances; we were content with our experience. We thought… [Both start laughing. We thought that we felt good about wrapping up our careers there. And also, just imagining the Olympics and not being there was a struggle. The idea of watching and not skating.
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Not marching in the opening ceremony, not being a part of this really great and close Canadian team — it really is a family. Did that have anything to do with your decision to come back? Our coaches asked us [the same question] when we wanted to come back. They were, I think, worried that there was some bitterness or resentment, and there really, truly is not.
What we want out of these Games is very different than in both of our previous Games. In many ways those Games mean a lot more to us than the Vancouver ones did. Once you decided you were going to come back, did you celebrate?
I put my beer down. We were quite nervous to make a comeback and we knew that ice dancing was taking a couple steps forward. We were excited by the challenge and it was also a little bit terrifying.
I think we really felt that pressure, especially last fall when we first came back and started competing again. We wanted to be different. That challenge is what we really came back for. We spent a lot of time trying to rework some technical things on the ice.
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Our passion still shows through in a similar way, I think. We knew the athletes we were in and the athletes that we were in are just not good enough anymore. Since the last Games, you moved to Montreal to train with a new coach.
We love our team in Montreal. They take care of all of our off-ice needs. We have an off-ice mental coach, we have a trainer, we have an osteopath, and they all talk to each other and that is such a big tool for us. How can they work so closely on such material and not feel a little butterfly or two? Well, it's easy to do, not so easy to explain.
Their relationship is unique, hard to qualify.
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Are you like a married couple? And they've maintained it that way for the past three or four years.
It's a lot easier to skate. They've been through every up and down, every adventure sp they have a solid business working relationship. If they are just friends, do they ever get into giggling fits when they hit a romantic pose.
They're at work and they're serious about what they do.
They love their work and have a passion for the art of it. But once this year, something unusual happened. They came out of a lift, and they were quite close to each other. Then Virtue got really close. We joke around a lot.Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir (Olympic Champions 2018)
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