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Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Cut A ‘Raunchy’ Lift From Ice-Dancing Routine Before The Olympics

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

The 2018 Winter Olympics are officially underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and people all over the world are tuning in to cheer on their country’s team to win gold medals!

The beauty of the Olympics is that it’s not just one sport: There’s a little something for everybody.

I’m a big fan of the ice dancing, which is figure skating that’s inspired by ballroom dancing. The performances are always so beautiful!

If you’ve heard of ice dancing before, you’re likely to have heard of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who represent Canada. The pair won ice-dancing gold at the 2010 Olympics before earning silver in 2014. They are certainly a pair to watch!

But recently, they made headlines at the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships with one move that made audiences clap and gasp at the same time! To a Moulin Rouge! medley, Scott hoisted Tessa into the air and she straddled his shoulders in a very provocative and “raunchy” way.

They earned a standing ovation and their eighth national title with the help of that move.

Unfortunately, the pair decided to scrap it from their routine ahead of the Olympics, thus making their performance more family-friendly.

“What it came down to actually was that when we slowed it down and looked on the video, it wasn’t aesthetically that beautiful of a position, so we wanted to change it, make it a little bit better,” Moir said, according to the Toronto Star.

Even without the move, the duo still managed to help Canada snag gold in the team event on Monday.

In the clip below, skip ahead to 3:40 to see the performance that everyone is talking about!

Please SHARE if you can’t wait to see the ice-dancing performances at the 2018 Winter Olympics!

Photo: Getty Images

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