Ice dancing gold medalist superstars from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, have just been selected to lead Team Canada at the Opening Ceremony of PyeongChang 2018.
The dynamic duo will be marching with the Canadian flag, followed by about 230 of our country’s best and brightest athletes in South Korea on February 9th.
This is the first time Canada has ever had dual flag bearers in an Olympic opening ceremony.
A moment of national pride
“There’s so many athletes on the team that we admire, that we follow, that we study to be just like, so to be chosen to represent them is nothing short of a dream come true,” said Moir.
“It’s a privilege to fly the flag together as a united country and celebrate everything that makes Canada so special and it’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly. We have to embody those Olympic values and we hope to make the country proud.”
A plethora of achievements
The pair definitely has the credentials to back up the decision to name them flag bearers.
Their skillful mastery of figure skating skyrocketed them to fame at the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships in Los Angeles.
Since then, the duo has been lauded as eight-time national champions and three-time world champions.
In 24 days, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will lead #TeamCanada into #PyeongChang2018 Opening Ceremony 🇨🇦——-Dans 24 jours, Tessa Virtue et Scott Moir mèneront #ÉquipeCanada en ouverture des Jeux de PyeongChang 🇨🇦
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Ending an illustrious career, Virtue (28) and Moir (30) are set to retire after putting on one last spectacular show at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.