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Canadian pair wins ice dance gold

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue become first North Americans ever to take first place


 

Canadian ice dancers Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue made history Monday night by becoming the first North American pair to ever win an Olympic gold medal in the event. Scoring a personal best 110.42, Moir and Virtue beat out Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States, and Russia’s Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin, who finished second and third, respectively. In doing so, the Canadians also became the youngest ice dance gold medalists in history.

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Canadian pair wins ice dance gold

  1. Ice dancing? A sport? A performance maybe, but why has the Olympics been polluted by this stuff?

    • Does it require intense effort, thousands of hours of training, stellar coordination, excellent skating skills, and an outstanding grasp of rhythm and movement?
      Hells yeah, it's a sport.

      • Other than skating skills, so does being a violinist. Sport?

  2. omg…seriously? Polluted? This sport takes as much if not more dedication, athleticism and pure talent than any other sport…not only do they have to be athletes, but they have to be artistic as well….please…do not even begin to down play this gold…this is as good as any other!

  3. Great performance. They were really smooth and graceful through all their moves. Congratulations on a well deserved gold.

  4. Absolutley stunning the way they keep in perfect synch boggles the mind and to skate so close to each other – try it sometime and all of a sudden you appreciate those steel knives they stand on. This makes it what 5 gold medals now !!!!!! – unbelievable that people can say Own The Podium isn't working let me see 0 gold before 5 now that makes it a 500% increase – GO CANADA GO!

    • infinite % increase, even.

    • uhm, what is your baseline psiclone? we had 7 golds in turin.

  5. Congratulations, Tessa & Scott! Magnificently done.

  6. Stunning performance.Congratulations to them both

  7. i love it when the macho dudes get all 'why is it in the olympics?' it isn't a sport'.

    my athletics resume is very limited to competitive minor hockey and university lacrosse, so I can't personally testify to the realities of this sport by the athletic demands and competitive nature of ice dance are obvious to all but the most distrait.

  8. For all those who can't appreciate another's efforts and success…look in the mirror and behold a LOSER.

  9. Virtue is an ironic last name for a person that is having an affair with a married man.