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Sports Virtue, Moir capture 8th Canadian title in last national appearance

05:20  14 january  2018
05:20  14 january  2018 Source:   sportsnet.ca

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  Virtue, Moir to unveil revamped programs Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir came out of retirement with one goal in mind. So when they lost for the first time in more than a year at the Grand Prix Final in December, the veteran ice dancers headed back to the drawing board.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir captured their eighth Canadian figure skating title on Saturday, in their final appearance in the event. The Olympic gold and silver medallists brought the crowd to its feet with their sensual skate to music from "Moulin Rouge," scoring 209.82 for the victory.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir captured their eighth Canadian figure skating title on Saturday, in their final appearance in the event. The Olympic gold and silver medallists brought the crowd to its feet with their sensual skate to music from "Moulin Rouge," scoring 209.82 for the victory.

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VANCOUVER — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir captured their eighth Canadian figure skating title on Saturday, in their final appearance in the event.

The Olympic gold and silver medallists brought the crowd to its feet with their sensual skate to music from "Moulin Rouge," scoring 209.82 for the victory.

Virtue, from London, Ont., and Moir, from Ilderton, Ont., came back from a two-year hiatus with the goal of winning gold in Pyeongchang. They’ll retire after the Olympics.

Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of Toronto scored 192.08 for silver. Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Waterloo, Ont., fourth after Poje fell in Friday’s short dance, climbed up to third with 191.09, grabbing the third Olympic berth.

Patrick Chan competes for a record 10th Canadian title later Saturday.

The Olympic team will be named Sunday.

Canadian Olympic spirit can be the real gold .
It’s easy to roll your eyes. In some cases, it’s appropriate. When the Canadian Olympic Committee unveiled its new branding campaign on Tuesday, there were several such moments. When the laudable recovery of snowboarder Mark McMorris from a devastating crash was framed as something uniquely Canadian, for instance. When a marketing man said these were the Canadian Olympic stories that would not be found in newspapers. (This column may be confusing, for some.) When the ad that looked like a gritty X-Men reboot aired. Yeah.“Virtue or victory isn’t a decision to be made,” intoned a different, less surreal ad. “Virtue is victory.

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