Canada's Virtue and Moir claim second Olympic ice dance gold

The Thunderbird Sports Centre is no stranger to big events. File Phillipe Roberge

The Thunderbird Sports Centre is no stranger to big events. File Phillipe Roberge

Hours after their gold-winning performance, Virtue and Moir reflected on the experience during an interview with CTV News' Genevieve Beauchemin at Canada House on Tuesday.

The duo captivated the crowd in South Korea, floating across the ice in their steamy interpretation of the romantic love story of Christian and Satine from the famous 2001 musical film by Baz Luhrmann.

US ice dancing teams have now medaled in the last four Olympics, after a 30-year absence from the podium.

Fast forward to 2018, while winning was certainly the goal, Monday's skate was about something more, said Virtue.

First, Papadakis and Cizeron broke their own record in the free dance with an evocative skate to "Moonlight Sonata", setting a world record with 205.28 total points.

Their efforts counted for even more after the Canadian and Chinese teams were penalised in the subsequent race, elevating them to the podium.

"I couldn't help but think about the 20 years we've spent working for this moment and the incredible team of people behind us".

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were the last couple to leave the ice after their warmup early Tuesday, the Canadian ice dancers soaking in every second before their final Olympic performance.

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Canada claimed two gold medals to storm to third place on the medals table at the PyeongChang Winter Games on Tuesday.

Canada's favourite couple that isn't a couple - the two maintain they're friends and "business partners" - have captivated viewers with their chemistry and storytelling on skates, a byproduct of a partnership that spans 20 years. Their sharply choreographed show to "Paradise" by Coldplay made up the two-hundredths of a point they trailed Hubbell and Donohue after the short dance.

The U.S. had a scary moment in the second period when Donato and goalie Ryan Zapolski took nearly simultaneous blows to the head, but both were able to stay in the game. Goaltender Matt Dalton has stopped 23 of 26 shots to give South Korea a chance to win its first Olympic hockey game in its first appearance. The U.S. will play the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. The delegation says in a statement that "we express our honest regret over the fact of the incident". "We know we have to win now to keep moving on". We're so proud of our team.

"We're very proud of what we were able to accomplish today". She earned a 95.80 on her second set - highlighted by a 1080-degree spin - that was the highest-ever score in the sport's brief Olympic history.

Virtue and Moir also won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, but were beaten by Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie at the Sochi Games four years ago.

- The Russian delegation to the Pyeongchang Olympics says a second test of a sample from a curler who won bronze is positive for the banned substance meldonium.

It's the second straight worldwide tournament from which Jeglic has been suspended.

Here's an adorable clip of the two skating together when they were kids! Magnus Nedregotten and his partner finished fourth in mixed doubles last week after losing 8-4 to Alexander Krushelnitsky and his wife.

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